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Word of the Day 7/23/14 Dot

Dot (noun, verb)
dot [dot]

1. a small, roundish mark made with or as if with a pen.
2. a minute or small spot on a surface; speck: There were dots of soot on the window sill.
3. anything relatively small or specklike.
4. a small specimen, section, amount, or portion: a dot of butter.
5. a period, especially as used when pronouncing an Internet address.
6. Music.
a. a point placed after a note or rest, to indicate that the duration of the note or rest is to be increased one half. A double dot further increases the duration by one half the value of the single dot.
b. a point placed under or over a note to indicate that it is to be played staccato.
7. Telegraphy. a signal of shorter duration than a dash, used in groups along with groups of dashes and spaces to represent letters, as in Morse code.
8. Printing. an individual element in a halftone reproduction.

verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
9. to mark with or as if with a dot or dots.
10. to stud or diversify with or as if with dots: Trees dot the landscape.
11. to form or cover with dots: He dotted a line across the page.
12. Cookery. to sprinkle with dabs of butter, margarine, or the like: Dot the filling with butter.

verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
13. to make a dot or dots.

14. dot one's i's and cross one's t's, to be meticulous or precise, even to the smallest detail.
15. on the dot, Informal. precisely; exactly at the time specified: The guests arrived at eight o'clock on the dot.
16. the year dot, British Informal. very long ago.

Origin: before 1000; perhaps to be identified with Old English dott head of a boil, though not attested in Middle English; cf. dottle, dit, derivative of Old English dyttan to stop up (probably derivative of dott ); cognate with Old High German tutta nipple

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