dot

dot
I UK [dɒt] / US [dɑt] noun [countable]
Word forms "dot":
singular dot plural dots
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1) a very small spot of ink or colour

The female fish is yellow, with tiny orange dots on the tail.

2) something that looks very small because it is far away

We watched until the plane was just a dot in the sky.

3) a short flash of light or sound used in morse code (= a system for sending messages, used especially in the past). A long flash or sound is called a dash.
4) computing the way that you say the symbol . in an Internet or email address

The URL is www dot, google dot, com.

since/from the year dot — since a very long time ago

We've known each other since the year dot.


II UK [dɒt] / US [dɑt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "dot":
present tense I/you/we/they dot he/she/it dots present participle dotting past tense dotted past participle dotted
1) [usually passive] mainly literary to be in many parts of a place

Small villages dot the sides of the mountain.

be dotted around something:

The company has more than thirty branches dotted around Spain.

be dotted with something:

There was a large lawn dotted with pine trees.

2) to put something on a surface in small amounts with spaces between
dot something with something:

Dot the chicken with butter and place in the oven.

3) to put a dot over a letter of the alphabet

Don't forget to dot the j.


English dictionary. 2014.

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