dot

1
[ dot ]
/ dɒt /

noun

verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.

verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.

to make a dot or dots.

Nearby words

  1. dossier,
  2. dossil,
  3. dost,
  4. dostoevsky,
  5. dostoyevsky, feodor,
  6. dot ball,
  7. dot etching,
  8. dot matrix,
  9. dot product,
  10. dot the i's and cross the t's

Idioms

Origin of dot

1
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

Related formsdot·like, adjectivedot·ter, noun

dot

2
[ dot, dawt ]
/ dɒt, dɔt /

noun Civil Law.

Origin of dot

2
1850–55; < French < Latin dōtem, accusative of dōs dowry, akin to dāre to give

Related formsdo·tal [doht-l] /ˈdoʊt l/, adjective

Dot

[ dot ]
/ dɒt /

noun

a female given name, form of Dorothea and Dorothy.

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British Dictionary definitions for dot

dot

1
/ (dɒt) /

noun

verb dots, dotting or dotted

Derived Formsdotter, noun

Word Origin for dot

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

noun

civil law a woman's dowry
Derived Formsdotal (ˈdəʊtəl), adjective

Word Origin for dot

C19: from French, from Latin dōs; related to dōtāre to endow, dāre to give

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Word Origin and History for dot
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Medicine 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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Science 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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Idioms and Phrases with dot

dot

In addition to the idiom beginning with dot

  • dot the i's and cross the t's

also see:

  • on the dot
  • sign on the dotted line
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