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pronunciation:
dak
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a wharf or pier, the water bounded by two piers, or such water area together with the piers around it.
 
synonyms:
jetty, pier, quay, wharf
similar words:
anchorage, dockage, embarcadero, landing, mole, mooring, waterfront
definition 2: (often pl.) a general landing area for ships, equipped with waterways and landing facilities.
synonyms:
dockage, embarcadero, wharfage
similar words:
mooring, platform, slip
definition 3: a raised platform at which land vehicles, such as trucks or trains, can be loaded and unloaded.
synonyms:
landing, platform
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: docked, docking, docks
definition 1: to bring (a ship or aircraft) to a pier or designated berth in a landing area.
synonyms:
berth, wharf
similar words:
anchor, land
definition 2: to put (a ship) into dry dock.
synonyms:
dry-dock
definition 3: to couple in space, as spacecraft.
synonyms:
connect, couple, join, link
similar words:
hook up, rendezvous
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to come into dock.
The ship docked at dawn.
synonyms:
berth, land
similar words:
anchor, moor
definition 2: to couple with another spacecraft.
synonyms:
couple, link
similar words:
connect, rendezvous
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