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Meaning of DOCK

Pronunciation:  dâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short or shortened tail of certain animals
  2. [n]  the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
  3. [n]  landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out; "the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
  4. [n]  an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  5. [n]  a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded
  6. [n]  a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
  7. [n]  any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
  8. [v]  haul into a dock; "dock the ships"
  9. [v]  remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  10. [v]  come into dock, as of a ship
  11. [v]  deduct from someone's wages
  12. [v]  deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

DOCK is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bob, bob, bobtail, dockage, docking facility, loading dock, pier, sorrel, sour grass, tail, wharf, wharfage
 Antonyms: undock, undock
 See Also: berth, bitt, bitter dock, body part, bollard, broad-leaved dock, channelise, channelize, come in, cut, deduct, deprive, direct, dry dock, drydock, enclosure, enter, French sorrel, garden sorrel, genus Rumex, get in, get into, go in, go into, graving dock, guide, harbor, harbour, haven, head, herb, herbaceous plant, landing, landing place, maneuver, manoeuvre, marina, moor, move into, platform, point, quay, recoup, Rumex, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, Rumex obtusifolius, Rumex scutatus, seaport, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel, shipside, sour dock, steer, tail, wharf, withhold, yellow dock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dock\ (d[o^]k), n. [AS. docce; of uncertain origin; cf. G.
    docken-bl["a]tter, Gael. dogha burdock, OF. doque; perh. akin
    to L. daucus, daucum, Gr. ?, ?, a kind of parsnip or carrot,
    used in medicine. Cf. {Burdock}.] (Bot.)
    A genus of plants ({Rumex}), some species of which are
    well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult
    of extermination.
    Note: Yellow dock is {Rumex crispus}, with smooth curly
          leaves and yellow root, which that of other species is
          used medicinally as an astringent and tonic.
  2. \Dock\, n. [Cf. Icel. dockr a short tail, Fries. dok a
    little bundle or bunch, G. docke bundle, skein, a short and
    thick column.]
    1. The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from
       the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left
       after clipping or cutting. --Grew.
    2. A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a
  3. \Dock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Docked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Docking}.] [See {Dock} a tail. Cf. W. tociaw, and twciaw, to
    dock, clip.]
    1. to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut
       short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.
             His top was docked like a priest biforn. -- Chaucer.
    2. To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to
       subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.
    3. To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
  4. \Dock\, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL.
    doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ?
    receptacle, fr. ? to receive.]
    1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a
       harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and
       provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the
    2. The slip or water way extending between two piers or
       projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; --
       sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down
       on the dock.
    3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
    {Balance dock}, a kind of {floating dock} which is kept level
       by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the
       compartments of side chambers.
    {Dry dock}, a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped
       out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls
       and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep
       water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in
       constructing or repairing ships. The name includes
       structures used for the examination, repairing, or
       building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks,
       hydraulic docks, etc.
    {Floating dock}, a dock which is made to become buoyant, and,
       by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.
    {Graving dock}, a dock for holding a ship for graving or
       cleaning the bottom, etc.
    {Hydraulic dock}, a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of
       the water by hydraulic presses.
    {Naval dock}, a dock connected with which are naval stores,
       materials, and all conveniences for the construction and
       repair of ships.
    {Sectional dock}, a form of {floating dock} made in separate
       sections or caissons.
    {Slip dock}, a dock having a sloping floor that extends from
       deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a
       railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship.
    {Wet dock}, a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a
       given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of
       ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a
  5. \Dock\, v. t.
    To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing,
    cleaning the bottom, etc.
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