Definition of "dock" []

  • The area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a ship for loading, unloading, or repairs. (noun)
  • A pier; a wharf. (noun)
  • A group of piers on a commercial waterfront that serve as a general landing area for ships or boats. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A platform at which trucks or trains load or unload cargo. (noun)
  • To maneuver (a vessel or vehicle) into or next to a dock. (verb-transitive)
  • A wharf or pier (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A space between two wharves or piers for the mooring of ships (noun)
  • An area of water that can accommodate a ship and can be closed off to allow regulation of the water level (noun)
  • A platform from which lorries, goods trains, etc, are loaded and unloaded (noun)
  • To moor (a vessel) at a dock or (of a vessel) to be moored at a dock (verb)
  • To put (a vessel) into a dry dock for repairs or (of a vessel) to come into a dry dock (verb)
  • (of two spacecraft) to link together in space or link together (two spacecraft) in space (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dock" in a sentence
  • "Rarely put in the dock is the change to transparent accounting, which forced private companies to stop pretending all was well."
  • "As an aside, I'd like to point out that the encroaching neighbor who also thinks her dock is a boat (Saturday's PI story linked to earlier in thread) served for 4 years on the Ames Lake Community Club board in the late 90's."
  • "Personally, I use Arch.) +1 Windows (For Win7, I've been poking around with it, and it's really easy to get the hang of.) +0 OSX (The built in dock is nice, but that universal option bar is a pain in the ass.),"