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dot

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[ dot ]
/ dɒt /
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noun
verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
to make a dot or dots.
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Origin of dot

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First recorded before 1000; perhaps to be identified with Old English dott “head of a boil,” though not attested in Middle English; cf. dottle, dit, derivative of Old English dyttan “to stop up” (probably derivative of dott ); cognate with Old High German tutta “nipple”

OTHER WORDS FROM dot

dotlike, adjectivedotter, noun

Other definitions for dot (2 of 4)

dot2
[ dot, dawt ]
/ dɒt, dɔt /

noun Civil Law.

Origin of dot

2
First recorded in 1820–25; from French, from Latin dōtem, accusative of dōs “dowry,” akin to dare “to give”

OTHER WORDS FROM dot

do·tal [doht-l], /ˈdoʊt l/, adjective

Other definitions for dot (3 of 4)

Dot
[ dot ]
/ dɒt /

noun
a female given name, form of Dorothea and Dorothy.

Other definitions for dot (4 of 4)

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British Dictionary definitions for dot (1 of 2)

dot1
/ (dɒt) /

noun
verb dots, dotting or dotted

Derived forms of dot

dotter, noun

Word Origin for dot

Old English dott head of a boil; related to Old High German tutta nipple, Norwegian dott, Dutch dott lump

British Dictionary definitions for dot (2 of 2)

dot2
/ (dɒt) /

noun
civil law a woman's dowry

Derived forms of dot

dotal (ˈdəʊtəl), adjective

Word Origin for dot

C19: from French, from Latin dōs; related to dōtāre to endow, dāre to give
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Medical definitions for dot

dot
[ dŏt ]

n.
A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
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Scientific definitions for dot

dot
[ dŏt ]

A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8. It is used to indicate the dot product of vectors, for example A · B.
A period, as used as in URLs and e-mail addresses, to separate strings of words, as in www.hmco.com.
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