Van Goethem has been on Wall Street for 37 years, still gets in to work at 7:45 a.m. on the dot, and never takes a holiday.
But Chris finds a quieter kind of satisfaction in the huts that dot the Rockies around Aspen.
A dot was a dot, be it in midtown Manhattan or the far reaches of Brooklyn.
Old English dott "speck, head of a boil," perhaps related to Norwegian dot "lump, small knot," Dutch dot "knot, small bunch, wisp," Old High German tutta "nipple;" ultimate origin unclear.
Known from a single source c.1000; the word reappeared with modern meaning "mark" c.1530; not common until 18c. Morse telegraph sense is from 1838. On the dot "punctual" is 1909, in reference to a clock dial face. Dot-matrix first attested 1975.
1740, from dot (n.). Related: Dotted; dotting.
dot 1 (dŏt)
A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.