dot

dot
dot1 [dät]
n.
[OE dott, head of boil: prob. reinforced (16th c.) by Du dot, akin to Ger dütte, nipple, Du dodde, a plug, Norw, LowG dott, little heap or swelling]
1. a tiny spot, speck, or mark, esp. one made with or as with a pointed object; as
2.
a) a point used in orthography or punctuation; specif., the mark placed above an i or j in writing or printing
b) Math. a decimal point; also, a point used as a symbol of multiplication
c) Music a point after a note or rest, increasing its time value by one half; also, a point put above or below a note to show that it is staccato
3. any small, round spot [polka dot]
4. Telegraphy a short sound or click, as in Morse code: cf. DASH1
vt.
dotted, dotting
1. to mark with or as with a dot
2. to make or form with dots [a dotted line]
3. to cover with or as with dots; appear as dotlike parts in [gas stations dotted the landscape]
vi.
to make a dot or dots
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dot one's i's and cross one's t's
to be minutely correct or detailed in doing or saying something
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on the dot
Informal at the exact time or point
dotter
n.
dot2 [dôt]
n.
[Fr < L dos (gen. dotis) < dare, to give: see DATE1]
a woman's marriage dowry
dotal [dôt′'l]
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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