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dot

 
 
pronunciation:
dat
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
on the dot
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a little mark or spot; speck.
The shirt is blue with white dots.
 
synonyms:
mark, speck
similar words:
freak, freckle, spot, tittle
definition 2: a small mark made by or as if by a pointed end, as of a pencil or pen.
She went back and put a dot over her "i."
synonyms:
mark, period
similar words:
spot, tittle
definition 3: used to indicate the punctuation mark (.) when it is used in addresses on the World Wide Web.
The web address president@whitehouse.gov is pronounced "president at whitehouse dot gov."
definition 4: a decimal point or a multiplication sign.
synonyms:
decimal point, multiplication sign
definition 5: a short click, tap, or buzz used in combination with longer dashes to represent letters in Morse code.
similar words:
buzz, click, tap
definition 6: a point after a musical note or rest, specifying that the time value should be increased by one half, or a point under or over a note to direct one to play staccato.
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phrase: on the dot
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dots, dotting, dotted
definition 1: to mark with or as though with a dot or dots.
He wrote the words "ideas," being careful to dot the "i."
synonyms:
speckle
similar words:
freak, freckle, mark, spot, sprinkle, stipple
definition 2: to form or create with dots.
similar words:
fleck, freak, spot
definition 3: to stud or cover with or as if with dots.
Snowflakes dotted the sky.Her face was dotted with freckles.
synonyms:
speckle, stud
similar words:
freckle, spot, sprinkle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a dot or dots.
similar words:
mark, spot
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