Colloquial name given to start-up companies that sell goods and services over the Internet. Dot-coms proliferated in the 1990s, but many failed by early 2000. The name comes from the “.com” ending of the Internet address of such companies.
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Shrubs and small trees dot a parched landscape along the road from Turbat to the border.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Above the notes of praise is a small photo of Guerin wearing a polka dot tie and pocket square, staring at you like a sociopath.
It was there, in small type, hosted on some dot-edu domain, looking the way websites did in the mid-1990s.
Picasso, with his polka-dot shirt and clashing tie attempted an air of bravado, but lost confidence by the minute.
He drew a series of concentric circles on a page with a single dot—Robert Moses—in the center.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though Caroline only brought with her a dot of forty thousand francs, she stood for what was better still, immense possibilities.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
A dot or two, sometimes only one, sometimes as many as five, are thrown in as a rough way of indicating the features.Children's Ways|James Sully
Typical "segmenters" present a ring of rounded segments or spores, each with a small, dot-like chromatin mass.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
At three thousand yards a man appears as a mere dot, which is not readily distinguishable.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
All the way the scenery is pretty, but with no very striking features, and villas dot the roadside for a considerable distance.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper