dock

1
[dok]

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to come or go into a dock or dry dock.
(of two space vehicles) to join together in outer space.

Origin of dock

1
1505–15; < Middle Dutch doc(ke)
Can be confuseddoc dockdock harbor pier wharf

dock

2
[dok]

noun

the solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair.
the part of a tail left after cutting or clipping.

verb (used with object)

to cut off the end of; cut short: to dock a tail.
to cut short the tail of: to dock a horse.
to deduct from the wages of, usually as a punishment: The boss docked him a day's pay.
to deduct from (wages): The boss docked his paycheck $20.

Origin of dock

2
1300–50; Middle English dok, Old English -docca, in fingirdoccana (genitive plural) finger muscles; cognate with Frisian dok, Low German docke bundle, Icelandic dokkur stumpy tail, Middle High German tocke bundle, sheaf
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Examples from the Web for docked

Contemporary Examples of docked

Historical Examples of docked

  • Unlike the others, she had been docked—and in contrast to their heavy eyes and sleep-puffed features she was alert and lively.

    The Lani People

    J. F. Bone

  • Without any trouble she entered Hampton Roads and was docked at Baltimore.

    Aircraft and Submarines

    Willis J. Abbot.

  • As the Victoire was foul from long service and very loose from recent storms, she was docked and practically rebuilt.

  • They'd lost all their savings and they'd be docked for the time they lost coming to see about it.

  • They docked, and Tony and Zircon went off to see about preparing sandwiches.

    The Wailing Octopus

    Harold Leland Goodwin



British Dictionary definitions for docked

dock

1

noun

a wharf or pier
a space between two wharves or piers for the mooring of ships
an area of water that can accommodate a ship and can be closed off to allow regulation of the water level
short for dry dock
short for scene dock
mainly US and Canadian a platform from which lorries, goods trains, etc, are loaded and unloaded

verb

to moor (a vessel) at a dock or (of a vessel) to be moored at a dock
to put (a vessel) into a dry dock for repairs or (of a vessel) to come into a dry dock
(of two spacecraft) to link together in space or link together (two spacecraft) in space

Word Origin for dock

C14: from Middle Dutch docke; perhaps related to Latin ducere to lead

dock

2

noun

the bony part of the tail of an animal, esp a dog or sheep
the part of an animal's tail left after the major part of it has been cut off

verb (tr)

to remove (the tail or part of the tail) of (an animal) by cutting through the boneto dock a tail; to dock a horse
to deduct (an amount) from (a person's wages, pension, etc)they docked a third of his wages

Word Origin for dock

C14: dok, of uncertain origin

dock

3

noun

an enclosed space in a court of law where the accused sits or stands during his trial

Word Origin for dock

C16: from Flemish dok sty

dock

4

noun

any of various temperate weedy plants of the polygonaceous genus Rumex, having greenish or reddish flowers and typically broad leaves
any of several similar or related plants

Word Origin for dock

Old English docce; related to Middle Dutch, Old Danish docke, Gaelic dogha
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Word Origin and History for docked

dock

n.1

"ship's berth," late 15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German docke, perhaps ultimately (via Late Latin *ductia "aqueduct") from Latin ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)); or possibly from a Scandinavian word for "low ground" (cf. Norwegian dokk "hollow, low ground"). Original sense perhaps "furrow a grounded vessel makes in a mud bank." As a verb from 1510s. Related: Docked; docking.

dock

n.2

"where accused stands in court," 1580s, originally rogue's slang, from Flemish dok "pen or cage for animals," origin unknown.

dock

v.

"cut an animal's tail," late 14c., from dok (n.) "fleshy part of an animal's tail" (mid-14c.), related to Old English -docca "muscle," from Proto-Germanic *dokko "something round, bundle" (cf. Old Norse dokka "bundle, girl," Danish dukke "doll," German Docke "small column, bundle, doll, smart girl"). Meaning "to reduce (someone's) pay for some infraction" is first recorded 1822. Related: Docked; docking.

dock

n.3

name for various tall, coarse weeds, Old English docce, from Proto-Germanic *dokkon (cf. Middle Dutch docke-, German Docken-, Old Danish dokka), akin to Middle High German tocke "bundle, tuft," and ultimately to the noun source of dock (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with docked

dock

see in the dock.

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