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DOCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dock mean? 

DOCK (noun)
  The noun DOCK has 7 senses:

1. an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
2. any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
3. a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
4. a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded
5. 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
6. the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
7. a short or shortened tail of certain animals

  Familiarity information: DOCK used as a noun is common.


DOCK (verb)
  The verb DOCK has 5 senses:

1. come into dock
2. deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty
3. deduct from someone's wages
4. remove or shorten the tail of an animal
5. haul into a dock

  Familiarity information: DOCK used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOCK (noun)


Sense 1dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("dock" is a kind of...):

enclosure (artifact consisting of a space that has been enclosed for some purpose)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

sour grass; dock; sorrel

Hypernyms ("dock" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dock"):

French sorrel; garden sorrel; Rumex scutatus (low perennial with small silvery-green ovate to hastate leaves)

garden sorrel; Rumex acetosa; sour dock (European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens)

Rumex acetosella; sheep sorrel; sheep's sorrel (small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places)

bitter dock; broad-leaved dock; Rumex obtusifolius; yellow dock (European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America)

Holonyms ("dock" is a member of...):

genus Rumex; Rumex (docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions)


Sense 3dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

wharf; pier; wharfage; dock

Hypernyms ("dock" is a kind of...):

platform (a raised horizontal surface)

Meronyms (parts of "dock"):

bitt; bollard (a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines))

shipside (the part of a wharf that is next to a ship)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dock"):

quay (wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline)

levee (a pier that provides a landing place on a river)


Sense 4dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

loading dock; dock

Hypernyms ("dock" is a kind of...):

platform (a raised horizontal surface)


Sense 5dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

docking facility; dockage; dock

Context example:

the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late

Hypernyms ("dock" is a kind of...):

landing; landing place (structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dock"):

dry dock; drydock; graving dock (a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline)

marina (a fancy dock for small yachts and cabin cruisers)

Holonyms ("dock" is a part of...):

harbor; harbour; haven; seaport (a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo)


Sense 6dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("dock" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Holonyms ("dock" is a part of...):

tail (the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body)


Sense 7dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short or shortened tail of certain animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

bobtail; bob; dock

Hypernyms ("dock" is a kind of...):

tail (the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body)


DOCK (verb)


Sense 1dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come into dock

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the ship docked

Hypernyms (to "dock" is one way to...):

come in; enter; get in; get into; go in; go into; move into (to come or go into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dock"):

berth; moor; wharf (come into or dock at a wharf)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Antonym:

undock (move out of a dock)


Sense 2dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "dock" is one way to...):

deprive (keep from having, keeping, or obtaining)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody of something


Sense 3dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deduct from someone's wages

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "dock" is one way to...):

deduct; recoup; withhold (retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

tail; bob; dock

Hypernyms (to "dock" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5dock [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Haul into a dock

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

dock the ships

Hypernyms (to "dock" is one way to...):

channelise; channelize; direct; guide; head; maneuver; manoeuver; manoeuvre; point; steer (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dock"):

dry-dock; drydock (haul a ship into a drydock)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The men dock the boat

Antonym:

undock (take out of a dock)


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