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dot

dot

 
pronunciation:
dat
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
on the dot
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a little mark or spot; speck.
His shirt is white with purple dots on it.
synonyms:
mark, speck
similar words:
freckle, spot
definition 2: a small mark made by a pencil, pen, or other pointed object.
He never remembers to put a dot over the letter "j."
synonyms:
mark, period
similar words:
spot
definition 3: a decimal point or a multiplication sign.
synonyms:
decimal point
phrase: on the dot
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dots, dotted, dotting
definition 1: to mark with a dot or dots.
He wrote the words "ideas," being careful to dot the "i."
similar words:
mark, spot, sprinkle
definition 2: to cover with dots or something like dots.
Stars dotted the sky.
synonyms:
stud
similar words:
spot, sprinkle