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DOT

abbr.
Department of Transportation

dot 1

 (dŏt)
n.
1.
a. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
b. Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
c. The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper: a resolution of 900 dots per inch.
2. A tiny amount.
3. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
4. Mathematics
a. A decimal point.
b. A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8.
5. Music A mark after a note indicating an increase in time value by half.
6. Computers A period, as used as in URLs and email addresses, to separate strings of words, as in www.hmhco.com.
v. dot·ted, dot·ting, dots
v.tr.
1. To mark with a dot.
2. To form or make with dots.
3. To cover with or as if with dots: "Campfires, like red, peculiar blossoms, dotted the night" (Stephen Crane).
v.intr.
To make a dot.
Idioms:
dot (one's) i's
To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
on/at the dot
Exactly at the appointed time; punctual or punctually: arrived at nine o'clock on the dot.

[Middle English *dot, from Old English dott, head of a boil.]

dot′ter n.

dot 2

 (dŏt, dō)
n.
A woman's marriage portion; a dowry.

[French, from Latin dōs, dōt-, dowry; see dō- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

do′tal (dōt′l) adj.

dot

(dɒt)
n
1. a small round mark made with or as with a pen, etc; spot; speck; point
2. anything resembling a dot; a small amount: a dot of paint.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the mark (˙) that appears above the main stem of the letters i, j
4. (Music, other) music
a. the symbol (·) placed after a note or rest to increase its time value by half
b. this symbol written above or below a note indicating that it must be played or sung staccato
5. (Mathematics) maths logic
a. the symbol (.) indicating multiplication or logical conjunction
b. a decimal point
6. (Communications & Information) the symbol (·) used, in combination with the symbol for dash (–), in the written representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes. Compare dit
7. the year dot informal as long ago as can be remembered
8. on the dot at exactly the arranged time
vb, dots, dotting or dotted
9. (tr) to mark or form with a dot: to dot a letter; a dotted crotchet.
10. (tr) to scatter or intersperse (with dots or something resembling dots): bushes dotting the plain.
11. (intr) to make a dot or dots
12. dot one's i's and cross one's t's to pay meticulous attention to detail
[Old English dott head of a boil; related to Old High German tutta nipple, Norwegian dott, Dutch dott lump]
ˈdotter n

dot

(dɒt)
n
(Law) civil law a woman's dowry
[C19: from French, from Latin dōs; related to dōtāre to endow, dāre to give]
dotal adj

dot1

(dɒt)

n., v. dot•ted, dot•ting. n.
1. a small, roundish mark made with or as if with a pen.
2. a small spot; speck.
3. a period, esp. as used in pronouncing an Internet address.
4. a small amount.
5.
a. a point placed after a musical note or rest increasing the duration by one half the value.
b. a point placed under or over a musical note indicating staccato.
6. a signal of shorter duration than a dash, used in groups along with groups of dashes and spaces to represent letters, as in Morse code.
7. an individual element in a halftone reproduction.
v.t.
8. to mark with or as if with a dot or dots.
9. to cover or sprinkle with or as if with dots.
10. to form with dots.
v.i.
11. to make a dot or dots.
Idioms:
on the dot, exactly on time.
[before 1000; perhaps continuing Old English dott head of a boil, though not attested in Middle English]
dot′ter, n.

dot2

(dɒt, dɔt)

n.
[1850–55; < French < Latin dōtem, acc. of dōs dowry, akin to dāre to give]
do•tal (ˈdoʊt l) adj.

DOT

Department of Transportation.

dot


Past participle: dotted
Gerund: dotting

Imperative
dot
dot
Present
I dot
you dot
he/she/it dots
we dot
you dot
they dot
Preterite
I dotted
you dotted
he/she/it dotted
we dotted
you dotted
they dotted
Present Continuous
I am dotting
you are dotting
he/she/it is dotting
we are dotting
you are dotting
they are dotting
Present Perfect
I have dotted
you have dotted
he/she/it has dotted
we have dotted
you have dotted
they have dotted
Past Continuous
I was dotting
you were dotting
he/she/it was dotting
we were dotting
you were dotting
they were dotting
Past Perfect
I had dotted
you had dotted
he/she/it had dotted
we had dotted
you had dotted
they had dotted
Future
I will dot
you will dot
he/she/it will dot
we will dot
you will dot
they will dot
Future Perfect
I will have dotted
you will have dotted
he/she/it will have dotted
we will have dotted
you will have dotted
they will have dotted
Future Continuous
I will be dotting
you will be dotting
he/she/it will be dotting
we will be dotting
you will be dotting
they will be dotting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dotting
you have been dotting
he/she/it has been dotting
we have been dotting
you have been dotting
they have been dotting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dotting
you will have been dotting
he/she/it will have been dotting
we will have been dotting
you will have been dotting
they will have been dotting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dotting
you had been dotting
he/she/it had been dotting
we had been dotting
you had been dotting
they had been dotting
Conditional
I would dot
you would dot
he/she/it would dot
we would dot
you would dot
they would dot
Past Conditional
I would have dotted
you would have dotted
he/she/it would have dotted
we would have dotted
you would have dotted
they would have dotted

dot

To sprinkle with small pieces of an ingredient, usually fat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dot - a very small circular shapedot - a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
disk, saucer, disc - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"
2.DoT - the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
FAA, Federal Aviation Agency - an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation
Transportation Security Administration, TSA - an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel
U. S. Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, US Coast Guard - an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
3.dot - the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
international Morse code, Morse, Morse code - a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
radiotelegraphic signal, telegraphic signal - a signal transmitted by telegraphy
4.dot - street name for lysergic acid diethylamidedot - street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide - a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
Verb1.dot - scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; "Hills constellated with lights"
cover, extend, continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
2.dot - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
spray - scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"
spray - be discharged in sprays of liquid; "Water sprayed all over the floor"
spatter, splatter, plash, swash, splash, splosh - dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
splash, sprinkle, splosh - cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"
discharge - pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"
bespangle - dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects
aerosolize, aerosolise - disperse as an aerosol; "The bacteria suspension was aerosolized"
3.dot - make a dot or dots
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
4.dot - mark with a dot; "dot your `i's"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

dot

noun
1. spot, point, mark, circle, atom, dab, mite, fleck, jot, speck, full stop, speckle, mote, iota, pinprick a small black dot in the middle
verb
1. spot, cover, spread over, pepper, scatter, stud, litter, strew, fleck, speckle Small coastal towns dotted the area.
on the dot on time, sharp, promptly, precisely, exactly (informal), spot on (informal), bang on, dead on (informal), to the minute, on the button (informal), on the nail, punctually At nine o'clock on the dot, they arrived.

dot

noun
1. A very small mark:
verb
To mark with many small spots:
Translations
نُقْطَةنُقْطَه
puntíktečka
prik
täplä
točka
punktur
taškastaškinistaškuotas
punkts
pika
punkt
จุด
chấm tròn nhỏ

dot

[dɒt]
A. Npunto m
dots and dashes (Morse) → puntos y rayas
dot, dot, dot (Typ) → puntos suspensivos
at seven o'clock on the dota las siete en punto
to pay on the dotpagar puntualmente
since the year dot (Brit) → desde los tiempos de Maricastaña
B. VT
1. [+ letter] → poner el punto sobre
to dot the i's and cross the t'sponer los puntos sobre las íes
see also dotted line
2. (= scatter) → esparcir, desparramar
they are dotted about the countryestán esparcidos por todo el país
dotted with flowerssalpicado de flores
3. (= speckle) → puntear, motear, salpicar de puntos
4. (= hit) to dot sb a blowpegar or arrear un golpe a algn
he dotted him onele pegó or arreó (un porrazo)
C. CPD dot command N (Comput) → instrucción f (precedida) de punto
dot prompt N (Comput) → indicación f de punto

dot

[ˈdɒt]
n
(= spot) → point m
on the dot (= exactly)
He arrived at 9 o'clock on the dot → Il est arrivé à neuf heures pile.
on the dot of 9.50 pm → à 21h50 pile
since the year dot (British) (= since a long time ago) → depuis belle lurette
(in website or email address)point m
vt
(= be scattered across) [+ area] → être éparpillé(e) dans
to dot the i's and cross the t's → faire du fignolage

DOT

(US) abbr of Department of TransportationVerkehrsministerium nt

dot

n
Punkt m; (on material) → Tupfen m, → Punkt m; morse code is made up of dots and dashesdas Morsealphabet besteht aus kurzen und langen Signalen; dot, dash, dot (morse) → kurz, lang, kurz; dot, dot, dot (in punctuation) → drei Punkte
(phrases) to arrive on the dotauf die Minute pünktlich (an)kommen; on the dot of 9pmum Punkt 21 Uhr; at 3 o’clock on the dothaargenau or auf die Minute genau um 3 Uhr; she has lived here since the year dot (Brit inf) → sie lebt schon ewig or schon seit ewigen Zeiten hier
vt
to dot an ieinen i-Punkt setzen; to dot one’s i’s and cross one’s t’s (fig)peinlich genau or penibel sein; a dotted bow tieeine gepunktete Fliege; dotted linepunktierte Linie; to tear along the dotted linean der or entlang der punktierten Linie abtrennen; to sign on the dotted line (fig)seine formelle Zustimmung geben, formell zustimmen
(= sprinkle)verstreuen; a field dotted with flowersein mit Blumen übersätes Feld; hotels dotted around the islandüber die Insel verstreute Hotels; pictures dotted around the roomim Zimmer verteilte Bilder
to dot somebody one (inf)jdm eine langen (inf)

dot

[dɒt]
1. n (gen) → punto; (on material) → pois m inv; (stain) → macchiolina; (in punctuation) dotspuntini mpl di sospensione; (morse) dots and dashespunti mpl e linee fpl
on the dot (fig) → in punto
2. vt (fig) to dot one's i's and cross one's t'smettere i puntini sulle i
a field dotted with flowers → un campo punteggiato di fiori
they are dotted about the country → sono disseminati per il paese

dot

(dot) noun
a small, round mark. She marked the paper with a dot.
ˈdotted adjective
1. consisting of dots. a dotted line.
2. having dots. dotted material.

dot

نُقْطَة puntík prik Punkt κουκκίδα punto täplä point točka punto punt punkt kropka ponto точка punkt จุด nokta chấm tròn nhỏ 小圆点

dot

n. cúmulo, mancha.
References in classic literature ?
But the vessel proved herself sturdier than the timid ones had dared to hope, and she was soon running before the blast, going out of her course, it is true, but avoiding the danger among the many cays, or small islands, that dot the Caribbean Sea.
Und here is a lady dot knows her business--I could send you to people in dis block, und dey vould tell you--"
Harris believed our boy had been loading him up with misinformation; and this was probably the case, for his epithet described that boy to a dot.
The reading was all about Jim, and just described him to a dot.
I had remarked on one side of the road, at intervals of six or seven yards, a line of upright stones, continued through the whole length of the barren: these were erected and daubed with lime on purpose to serve as guides in the dark, and also when a fall, like the present, confounded the deep swamps on either hand with the firmer path: but, excepting a dirty dot pointing up here and there, all traces of their existence had vanished: and my companion found it necessary to warn me frequently to steer to the right or left, when I imagined I was following, correctly, the windings of the road.
Make up the fires, and buy another coal-scuttle before you dot another i, Bob Cratchit.
Dotted here and there on the mountain's-side, each tiny dot a home, were lonely wooden cottages, so dwarfed by the towering heights that they appeared too small for toys.
Well, cousin, if I must dot all the i's, it is impossible for Suzanne to love du Bousquier.
It was starlight and I explained the Signs of the Zodiac to her, and pointed out Mars, a bright dot of light creeping zenithward, towards which so many telescopes were pointed.
Day for day, hour for hour," said Albert; "that will suit me to a dot.
It dot notin' in it," she said, as she looked down at it very earnestly.
He wants you to marry, and I told him I would give you a chance to earn your dot.