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English noun: dock

1. dock (artifact) an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial

Broader (hypernym)enclosure

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. dock (plant) any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine

Synonymssorrel, sour grass

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, French sorrel, garden sorrel, garden sorrel, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, Rumex obtusifolius, Rumex scutatus, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel, sour dock, yellow dock

Member meronymgenus Rumex, Rumex

3. dock (artifact) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

Synonymspier, wharf, wharfage

Broader (hypernym)platform

Narrower (hyponym)levee, quay

Part holonymbitt, bollard, shipside

4. dock (artifact) a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

Synonymsloading dock

Broader (hypernym)platform

5. dock (artifact) landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out

SamplesThe ship arrived at the dock more than a day late.

Synonymsdockage, docking facility

Broader (hypernym)landing, landing place

Narrower (hyponym)dry dock, drydock, graving dock, marina

Part meronymharbor, harbour, haven, seaport

6. dock (animal) the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

Broader (hypernym)body part

Part meronymtail

7. dock (animal) a short or shortened tail of certain animals

Synonymsbob, bobtail

Broader (hypernym)tail

English verb: dock

1. dock (motion) come into dock

SamplesThe ship docked.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into

Narrower (hyponym)berth, moor, wharf


2. dock (possession) deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something

Broader (hypernym)deprive

3. dock (possession) deduct from someone's wages

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deduct, recoup, withhold

4. dock (contact) remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Synonymsbob, tail

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

5. dock (contact) maneuver into a dock

SamplesDock the ships.

ExamplesThe men dock the boat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

Narrower (hyponym)dry-dock, drydock


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