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dock


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dock  \Dock\,  n.  [Akin  to  D.  dok;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  LL 
  doga  ditch,  L.  doga  ditch,  L.  doga  sort  of  vessel,  Gr  ? 
  receptacle,  fr  ?  to  receive.] 
  1.  An  artificial  basin  or  an  inclosure  in  connection  with  a 
  harbor  or  river,  --  used  for  the  reception  of  vessels,  and 
  provided  with  gates  for  keeping  in  or  shutting  out  the 
  tide. 
 
  2.  The  slip  or  water  way  extending  between  two  piers  or 
  projecting  wharves,  for  the  reception  of  ships;  -- 
  sometimes  including  the  piers  themselves;  as  to  be  down 
  on  the  dock. 
 
  3.  The  place  in  court  where  a  criminal  or  accused  person 
  stands. 
 
  {Balance  dock},  a  kind  of  {floating  dock}  which  is  kept  level 
  by  pumping  water  out  of  or  letting  it  into  the 
  compartments  of  side  chambers. 
 
  {Dry  dock},  a  dock  from  which  the  water  may  be  shut  or  pumped 
  out  especially,  one  in  the  form  of  a  chamber  having  walls 
  and  floor,  often  of  masonry  and  communicating  with  deep 
  water,  but  having  appliances  for  excluding  it  --  used  in 
  constructing  or  repairing  ships.  The  name  includes 
  structures  used  for  the  examination,  repairing,  or 
  building  of  vessels,  as  graving  docks,  floating  docks, 
  hydraulic  docks,  etc 
 
  {Floating  dock},  a  dock  which  is  made  to  become  buoyant,  and 
  by  floating,  to  lift  a  vessel  out  of  water. 
 
  {Graving  dock},  a  dock  for  holding  a  ship  for  graving  or 
  cleaning  the  bottom,  etc 
 
  {Hydraulic  dock},  a  dock  in  which  a  vessel  is  raised  clear  of 
  the  water  by  hydraulic  presses. 
 
  {Naval  dock},  a  dock  connected  with  which  are  naval  stores, 
  materials,  and  all  conveniences  for  the  construction  and 
  repair  of  ships. 
 
  {Sectional  dock},  a  form  of  {floating  dock}  made  in  separate 
  sections  or  caissons. 
 
  {Slip  dock},  a  dock  having  a  sloping  floor  that  extends  from 
  deep  water  to  above  high-water  mark,  and  upon  which  is  a 
  railway  on  which  runs  a  cradle  carrying  the  ship. 
 
  {Wet  dock},  a  dock  where  the  water  is  shut  in  and  kept  at  a 
  given  level,  to  facilitate  the  loading  and  unloading  of 
  ships;  --  also  sometimes  used  as  a  place  of  safety;  a 
  basin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dock  \Dock\  (d[o^]k),  n.  [AS.  docce;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  G. 
  docken-bl["a]tter,  Gael.  dogha  burdock,  OF  doque;  perh.  akin 
  to  L.  daucus,  daucum,  Gr  ?,  ?,  a  kind  of  parsnip  or  carrot, 
  used  in  medicine.  Cf  {Burdock}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants  ({Rumex}),  some  species  of  which  are 
  well-known  weeds  which  have  a  long  taproot  and  are  difficult 
  of  extermination. 
 
  Note:  Yellow  dock  is  {Rumex  crispus},  with  smooth  curly 
  leaves  and  yellow  root,  which  that  of  other  species  is 
  used  medicinally  as  an  astringent  and  tonic. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dock  \Dock\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  dockr  a  short  tail,  Fries.  dok  a 
  little  bundle  or  bunch,  G.  docke  bundle,  skein,  a  short  and 
  thick  column.] 
  1.  The  solid  part  of  an  animal's  tail,  as  distinguished  from 
  the  hair;  the  stump  of  a  tail;  the  part  of  a  tail  left 
  after  clipping  or  cutting.  --Grew. 
 
  2.  A  case  of  leather  to  cover  the  clipped  or  cut  tail  of  a 
  horse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dock  \Dock\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Docked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Docking}.]  [See  {Dock}  a  tail.  Cf  W.  tociaw  and  twciaw  to 
  dock,  clip.] 
  1.  to  cut  off  as  the  end  of  a  thing  to  curtail;  to  cut 
  short;  to  clip;  as  to  dock  the  tail  of  a  horse. 
 
  His  top  was  docked  like  a  priest  biforn.  --  Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  cut  off  a  part  from  to  shorten;  to  deduct  from  to 
  subject  to  a  deduction;  as  to  dock  one's  wages. 
 
  3.  To  cut  off  bar,  or  destroy;  as  to  dock  an  entail. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dock  \Dock\,  v.  t. 
  To  draw,  law,  or  place  (a  ship)  in  a  dock,  for  repairing, 
  cleaning  the  bottom,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dock 
  n  1:  an  enclosure  in  a  court  of  law  where  the  defendant  sits 
  during  the  trial 
  2:  any  of  certain  coarse  weedy  plants  with  long  taproots, 
  sometimes  used  as  table  greens  or  in  folk  medicine  [syn:  {sorrel}, 
  {sour  grass}] 
  3:  a  landing  for  docking  and  (un)loading  ships  [syn:  {wharf},  {wharfage}] 
  4:  a  landing  place  where  ships  are  loaded  or  repaired;  may  have 
  gates  to  let  water  in  or  out  [syn:  {dockage},  {docking 
  facility}] 
  5:  the  solid  bony  part  of  the  tail  of  an  animal  as 
  distinguished  from  the  hair 
  6:  a  short  or  shortened  tail  of  certain  animals  [syn:  {bobtail}, 
  {bob}] 
  v  1:  come  into  dock,  as  of  a  ship  [ant:  {undock}] 
  2:  deprive  someone  of  benefits,  as  a  penalty 
  3:  deduct  from  someone's  wages 
  4:  remove  or  shorten  the  tail  of  an  animal  [syn:  {tail},  {bob}] 
  5:  haul  into  a  dock;  "dock  the  ships"  [ant:  {undock}] 




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