(noun, verb)


1. an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial

Definition categories: man–made, enclosure

2. any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine

Similar word(s): sorrel

Definition categories: plant, herb

3. a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

Similar word(s): pier, wharf, wharfage

Definition categories: man–made, platform

4. a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

Definition categories: man–made, platform

5. 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

- the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late

Similar word(s): dockage

Definition categories: man–made, landing

6. the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

Definition categories: animal

7. a short or shortened tail of certain animals

Similar word(s): bob, bobtail

Definition categories: animal, tail

Sentences with dock as a noun:

- coffee dock


1. come into dock

- the ship docked

Definition categories: motion, enter

2. deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

Definition categories: possession, deprive

3. deduct from someone's wages

Definition categories: possession, deduct, recoup, withhold

4. remove or shorten the tail of an animal

Similar word(s): bob, tail

Definition categories: contact, cut

5. maneuver into a dock

- dock the ships

Definition categories: contact, channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

Sentences with dock as a verb:

- to dock an entail