dock dock  /ˈdɑk/


  1. (n) an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  2. (n) any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
  3. (n) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
  4. (n) a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded
  5. (n) 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
  6. (n) the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
  7. (n) a short or shortened tail of certain animals
  8. (v) come into dock
  9. (v) deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty
  10. (v) deduct from someone's wages
  11. (v) remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  12. (v) maneuver into a dock


Derived Word(s)


  1. Roomba can now dock itself in the battery charger when batteries are low.
  2. In the dock, the cables to the Kursk will be lowered, the plugs removed and the sub released Tugboats will then pull the Giant 4 and the pontoons out of the dry dock.
  3. While others used small boats to offload mother ships, their contacts enabled them to dock ships in New York harbor.


  1. Air Moving Fan creates fresh air flow in trailers at dock.

    Continuously producing 1,275 cfm in concentrated stream, Turbo-ES™ fan increases airflow in semi-trailer while loading and unloading at warehouse dock. Focused column of fresh air forces hot, cold, or musty air from trailer, promoting work environment safety, comfort, and productivity. Assisted by 1/3 hp, 120 V, 3.0 A motor, fan can be retro-fitted onto existing dock fan's articulating arm ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Christopher Dock adopts 1:1 iPad program

    When students at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School return to class in the fall, they will be given more than just textbooks — every student will be issued an iPad.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Souderton Independent

  3. Christopher Dock graduates are reminded to live greatness

    In a commencement ceremony that emphasized the three main pillars of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School’s mission, the school graduated 84 students in the Class of 2013 June 8. Christopher Dock “seeks to ignite passion for learning, faith and life,” according to its website, and demonstrated so in this year’s ceremony.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Souderton Independent


  1. "The list of accusations has mushroomed, but the evidence of wrongdoing has not," said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the committee's senior GOP member. "If there are no fish in this lake, we should reel in our lines of questions, dock our empty...
    on May 10, 2007 By: Lamar Smith Source: Forbes

  2. "However, in the second quarter, a number of scheduled dry dock inspections and vessel transits will momentarily slow WesternGeco growth," said Gould, noting the commissioning of a new seismic vessel in May will help business.
    on Apr 20, 2007 By: Andrew Gould Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We have not received an impending vessel request from the Steve Irwin," said Gillard, who is filling in for vacationing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. "Should such a request be received, then the Steve Irwin will be permitted to dock at an...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Julia Gillard Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
engender engender
/ɛn ˈdʒɛn dər /