The city is now dotted by small settlements, each home no matter how remote guarded by a soldier from the Israeli army.
The political constellation is dotted with a range of parties representing different interests, with overlap between them.
A nearby soccer field is dotted with pieces of melted rubber.
Use Monday to call in favors and get outstanding signatures on dotted lines.
One example:Thought bubbles—those puffy, dotted clouds that were a staple of early comics—have been phased out.
The many pleasure boats which had dotted the lake with flecks of white, only a few minutes before, had now put in to shore.
When I got there the green was all dotted with them—it's the prettiest sight and sound in England.
A brisk wind was blowing over the plains and shaking the scent from the first wild prairie-violets that dotted the new grass.
The country was open and dotted with the remains of vineyards.
When they came up with it, William Gale was astonished at the vast number of boats that dotted the sea.
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.