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dock

noun (n)

  • an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine (noun.plant)
    Synonym: sorrel, sour grass
    source: wordnet30
  • a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: pier, wharf, wharfage
    source: wordnet30
  • a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: loading dock
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The ship arrived at the dock more than a day late.
    source: wordnet30
  • the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • a short or shortened tail of certain animals (noun.animal)
    Synonym: bob, bobtail
    source: wordnet30
  • A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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 tide. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • come into dock (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The ship docked.
    source: wordnet30
  • deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • deduct from someone's wages (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • remove or shorten the tail of an animal (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bob, tail
    source: wordnet30
  • maneuver into a dock (verb.contact)
    Antonym: undock
    Example:
    Dock the ships.
    source: wordnet30
  • to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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