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[dok] /dɒk/
noun
1.
a landing pier.
2.
the space or waterway between two piers or wharves, as for receiving a ship while in port.
3.
such a waterway, enclosed or open, together with the surrounding piers, wharves, etc.
4.
5.
a platform for loading and unloading trucks, railway freight cars, etc.
6.
an airplane hangar or repair shed.
7.
Also called scene dock. a place in a theater near the stage or beneath the floor of the stage for the storage of scenery.
verb (used with object)
8.
to bring (a ship or boat) into a dock; lay up in a dock.
9.
to place in dry dock, as for repairs, cleaning, or painting.
10.
to join (a space vehicle) with another or with a space station in outer space.
verb (used without object)
11.
to come or go into a dock or dry dock.
12.
(of two space vehicles) to join together in outer space.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Middle Dutch doc(ke)
Can be confused
doc, dock.
dock, harbor, pier, wharf.

dock2

[dok] /dɒk/
noun
1.
the solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair.
2.
the part of a tail left after cutting or clipping.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cut off the end of; cut short:
to dock a tail.
4.
to cut short the tail of:
to dock a horse.
5.
to deduct from the wages of, usually as a punishment:
The boss docked him a day's pay.
6.
to deduct from (wages):
The boss docked his paycheck $20.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English dok, Old English -docca, in fingirdoccana (genitive plural) finger muscles; cognate with Frisian dok, Low German docke bundle, Icelandic dokkur stumpy tail, Middle High German tocke bundle, sheaf
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Examples from the web for docked
  • Companies that continue to spew excess calories get docked.
  • It would have been docked in space, awaiting the call of duty.
  • When docked, iPod has no physical support other than its universal connector.
  • He could not be fired, docked in pay or criticized in public.
  • She made an immediate impression on the reporters who met her ship when it docked.
  • Grades may be docked if students fail to number their pages or forget their source lists.
  • The tour boats are docked, the feluccas moored in long flotillas.
  • She also reminds us that our wages are not docked for having a bad day.
  • It was great to see both together before they docked.
  • The patches are synthesized and docked on a holding substrate.
British Dictionary definitions for docked

dock1

/dɒk/
noun
1.
a wharf or pier
2.
a space between two wharves or piers for the mooring of ships
3.
an area of water that can accommodate a ship and can be closed off to allow regulation of the water level
4.
short for dry dock
5.
short for scene dock
6.
(mainly US & Canadian) a platform from which lorries, goods trains, etc, are loaded and unloaded
verb
7.
to moor (a vessel) at a dock or (of a vessel) to be moored at a dock
8.
to put (a vessel) into a dry dock for repairs or (of a vessel) to come into a dry dock
9.
(of two spacecraft) to link together in space or link together (two spacecraft) in space
Word Origin
C14: from Middle Dutch docke; perhaps related to Latin ducere to lead

dock2

/dɒk/
noun
1.
the bony part of the tail of an animal, esp a dog or sheep
2.
the part of an animal's tail left after the major part of it has been cut off
verb (transitive)
3.
to remove (the tail or part of the tail) of (an animal) by cutting through the bone: to dock a tail, to dock a horse
4.
to deduct (an amount) from (a person's wages, pension, etc): they docked a third of his wages
Word Origin
C14: dok, of uncertain origin

dock3

/dɒk/
noun
1.
an enclosed space in a court of law where the accused sits or stands during his trial
Word Origin
C16: from Flemish dok sty

dock4

/dɒk/
noun
1.
any of various temperate weedy plants of the polygonaceous genus Rumex, having greenish or reddish flowers and typically broad leaves
2.
any of several similar or related plants
Word Origin
Old English docce; related to Middle Dutch, Old Danish docke, Gaelic dogha
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Word Origin and History for docked

dock

n.

"ship's berth," late 15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German docke, perhaps ultimately (via Late Latin *ductia "aqueduct") from Latin ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)); or possibly from a Scandinavian word for "low ground" (cf. Norwegian dokk "hollow, low ground"). Original sense perhaps "furrow a grounded vessel makes in a mud bank." As a verb from 1510s. Related: Docked; docking.

"where accused stands in court," 1580s, originally rogue's slang, from Flemish dok "pen or cage for animals," origin unknown.

name for various tall, coarse weeds, Old English docce, from Proto-Germanic *dokkon (cf. Middle Dutch docke-, German Docken-, Old Danish dokka), akin to Middle High German tocke "bundle, tuft," and ultimately to the noun source of dock (v.).

v.

"cut an animal's tail," late 14c., from dok (n.) "fleshy part of an animal's tail" (mid-14c.), related to Old English -docca "muscle," from Proto-Germanic *dokko "something round, bundle" (cf. Old Norse dokka "bundle, girl," Danish dukke "doll," German Docke "small column, bundle, doll, smart girl"). Meaning "to reduce (someone's) pay for some infraction" is first recorded 1822. Related: Docked; docking.

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Slang definitions & phrases for docked

dock

verb

To reduce one's pay for some infraction: I'm docking you six bucks for being sassy

[1822+; fr dock, ''to cut off part of the tail,'' fr a Middle English word meaning ''docked tail'']


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