dock

A dock is a structure that's made for bringing boats or ships in to the shore and loading or unloading them of goods or passengers. The small dock behind your lake house might be mainly used for launching your canoe.

Smaller docks are wooden planks that jut into the water — boats can pull up and be tied or anchored there. Larger docks in harbors might have gates enclosing areas of water where ships can be repaired or cargo unloaded. When boats dock, they pull up to a dock or a pier. You can also use the verb form of dock to mean "cut off," as when a farmer docks an animal's tail or a boss docks a worker's wages.

Primary Meanings of dock

1.
nv
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
come into dock
2.
n
an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
3.
n
any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
4.
nv
the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
remove or shorten the tail of an animal
Full Definitions of dock
1

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”
Synonyms:
dockage, docking facility
Types:
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
floating dock, floating dry dock
dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
Type of:
landing, landing place
structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods

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

Synonyms:
pier, wharf, wharfage
Types:
levee
a pier that provides a landing place on a river
quay
wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
Type of:
platform
a raised horizontal surface

n a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

Synonyms:
loading dock
Type of:
platform
a raised horizontal surface

v come into dock

“the ship docked
Antonyms:
undock
move out of a dock
Types:
berth, moor, wharf
come into or dock at a wharf
Type of:
come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into
to come or go into

v maneuver into a dock

dock the ships”
Antonyms:
undock
take (a ship) out of a dock
Types:
dry-dock, drydock
maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
Type of:
channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
2

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

Type of:
enclosure
a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
3

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

Synonyms:
sorrel, sour grass
Types:
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Rumex acetosa, garden sorrel, 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
Rumex obtusifolius, bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, yellow dock
European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America
French sorrel, Rumex scutatus, garden sorrel
low perennial with small silvery-green ovate to hastate leaves
Type 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
4

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

Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

n a short or shortened tail of certain animals

Synonyms:
bob, bobtail
Type 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

v remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Synonyms:
bob, tail
Type of:
cut
separate with or as if with an instrument

v deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

Type of:
deprive
keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

v deduct from someone's wages

Type of:
deduct, recoup, withhold
retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

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