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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


Antonymsundock

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


Antonymsundock









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