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English noun: dot

1. dot (shape) a very small circular shape

SamplesA row of points.
Draw lines between the dots.


Broader (hypernym)disc, disk, saucer

2. DoT (group) the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

SynonymsDepartment of Transportation, Transportation

Broader (hypernym)executive department

Part holonymFAA, Federal Aviation Agency, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, U. S. Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, US Coast Guard

3. dot (communication) the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code


Broader (hypernym)radiotelegraphic signal, telegraphic signal

Part meronyminternational Morse code, Morse, Morse code

4. dot (artifact) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

Synonymsacid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen

Broader (hypernym)LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide

English verb: dot

1. dot (stative) scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

SamplesHills constellated with lights.

Synonymsconstellate, stud

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)continue, cover, extend

2. dot (contact) distribute loosely

SamplesHe scattered gun powder under the wagon.

Synonymsdisperse, dust, scatter, sprinkle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)discharge

Narrower (hyponym)aerosolise, aerosolize, bespangle, plash, spatter, splash, splash, splatter, splosh, splosh, spray, spray, sprinkle, swash

3. dot (communication) make a dot or dots

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)write

4. dot (change) mark with a dot

SamplesDot your `i's.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark

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