Pronunciation Noun

dot (plural dots)

  1. A small, round spot.
    a dot of colour
  2. (grammar) A punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence or an abbreviated part of a word; a full stop; a period.
  3. A point used as a diacritical mark above or below various letters of the Latin script, as in Ȧ, Ạ, Ḅ, Ḃ, Ċ.
  4. (mathematics) A symbol used for separating the fractional part of a decimal number from the whole part, for indicating multiplication or a scalar product, or for various other purposes.
  5. One of the two symbols used in Morse code.
  6. (obsolete) A lump or clot.
  7. Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen.
    a dot of a child
  8. (cricket, informal) A dot ball.
  9. (MLE) buckshot, projectile from a "dotty" or shotgun
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Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

dot (dots, present participle dotting; past and past participle dotted)

  1. (transitive) To cover with small spots (of some liquid).
    His jacket was dotted with splashes of paint.
  2. (transitive) To add a dot (the symbol) or dots to.
    Dot your is and cross your ts.
  3. To mark by means of dots or small spots.
    to dot a line
  4. To mark or diversify with small detached objects.
    to dot a landscape with cottages
  5. (colloquial) To punch (a person).
Synonyms Preposition
  1. Dot product of the previous vector and the following vector.
    The work is equal to F dot Δx.

dot (plural dots)

  1. (US, Louisiana) A dowry.
    • 1919, William Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 53
      "Have you the pictures still?" I asked.
      "Yes; I am keeping them till my daughter is of marriageable age, and then I shall sell them. They will be her dot."
    • 1927, Anna Bowman Dodd, Talleyrand: the Training of a Statesman:
      As a bride, Madame de Talleyrand had brought a small dot of fifteen thousand francs to the family fund.
Related terms
Proper noun
  1. A female given name

Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Department of Transportation or Department of Transport


  1. Initialism of Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate
  2. (video games) Initialism of damage over time
    Antonyms: HOT
  3. (by extension, video games) A weapon or ability that deals damage over time as opposed to or in addition to direct damage.

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