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Meaning & Definition of Dock in English

English

Dock

/dɑk/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • dock

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

    synonym:
  • dock
  • ,
  • sorrel
  • ,
  • sour grass

3. A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles

  • Provides access to ships and boats
    synonym:
  • pier
  • ,
  • wharf
  • ,
  • wharfage
  • ,
  • dock

4. A platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

    synonym:
  • dock
  • ,
  • loading dock

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
  • "The ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
    synonym:
  • dock
  • ,
  • dockage
  • ,
  • docking facility

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

    synonym:
  • dock

7. A short or shortened tail of certain animals

    synonym:
  • bobtail
  • ,
  • bob
  • ,
  • dock

verb

1. Come into dock

  • "The ship docked"
    synonym:
  • dock

2. Deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

    synonym:
  • dock

3. Deduct from someone's wages

    synonym:
  • dock

4. Remove or shorten the tail of an animal

    synonym:
  • dock
  • ,
  • tail
  • ,
  • bob

5. Maneuver into a dock

  • "Dock the ships"
    synonym:
  • dock