dotted; dots; dotting

A dot is a round speck or spot. A first grade teacher might remind his students to put dots on their is and js.

A period, a little circle or point, is a dot. Another kind is a polka dot, which might decorate your favorite pair of shorts or the curtains in your room. In Morse code, a dot is a short signal, as opposed to the longer "dash." When you recite your website's URL, you might end with "dot com." As a verb, to dot is to mark something with a dot: "You forgot to dot your is!"

Definitions of dot
  1. noun
    a very small circular shape
    “draw lines between the dots
    synonyms: point
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    type of:
    disc, disk, saucer
    something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
  2. noun
    the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
    synonyms: dit
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    type of:
    radiotelegraphic signal, telegraphic signal
    a signal transmitted by telegraphy
  3. noun
    street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  4. verb
    mark with a dot
    dot your `i's”
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    type of:
    make or leave a mark on
  5. verb
    make a dot or dots
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    type of:
    mark or trace on a surface
  6. verb
    scatter or intersperse like dots or studs
    synonyms: constellate, stud
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    type of:
    continue, cover, extend
    span an interval of distance, space or time
  7. verb
    distribute loosely
    synonyms: disperse, dust, scatter, sprinkle
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    scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
    be discharged in sprays of liquid
    plash, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, swash
    dash a liquid upon or against
    splash, splosh, sprinkle
    cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
    dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects
    aerosolise, aerosolize
    disperse as an aerosol
    spray or sprinkle with
    atomise, atomize
    spray very finely
    spray finely or cover with mist
    spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
    make a puddle by splashing water
    slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around
    spill or splash copiously or clumsily
    sprinkle as if with salt
    drizzle, moisten
    moisten with fine drops
    type of:
    pour forth or release
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