dot

dot
dot1 [ dat ] noun count *
1. ) a very small spot of ink or color:
The female fish is yellow, with tiny orange dots on the tail.
2. ) something that looks very small because it is far away:
We watched until the airplane was just a dot in the sky.
3. ) a short flash of light or sound used in MORSE CODE (=a system for sending messages, used especially in the past). A long flash or sound is called a dash.
4. ) the way you say the symbol . in an Internet or e-mail address:
The URL is www dot, google dot, com.
on the dot
at exactly the time that you mention, especially when this is a time that you have arranged:
He arrived at 8 o'clock on the dot.
since/from the year dot MAINLY BRITISH
since a very long time ago
dot
dot 2 [ dat ] verb transitive
1. ) to put a dot over a letter of the alphabet:
Don't forget to dot the j.
2. ) to put something on a surface in small amounts with spaces between:
dot something with something: Dot the canvas with touches of blue paint.
3. ) usually passive MAINLY LITERARY to be in many parts of a place:
Small villages dot the sides of the mountain.
be dotted around something: The company has more than thirty branches dotted around Spain.
be dotted with something: There was a large lawn dotted with pine trees.
cross the t's and dot the i's
to finish the final details in something such as a plan or contract

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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