Synonyms for dot

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dot
Phonetic Transcription : dɒt

Top 10 synonyms for dot Other synonyms for the word dot

Définition of dot

Origin :
  • Old English dott "speck, head of a boil," perhaps related to Norwegian dot "lump, small knot," Dutch dot "knot, small bunch, wisp," Old High German tutta "nipple;" ultimate origin unclear.
  • Known from a single source c.1000; the word reappeared with modern meaning "mark" c.1530; not common until 18c. Morse telegraph sense is from 1838. On the dot "punctual" is 1909, in reference to a clock dial face. Dot-matrix first attested 1975.
  • noun tiny mark, drop
  • verb make spot(s)
Example sentences :
  • If ever she was suited to a dot, it was jest then 'n' there.
  • Extract from : « The Village Watch-Tower » by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • “I didn't said dot I vould be a goot sby, Dick,” responded Fritz.
  • Extract from : « The Dare Boys of 1776 » by Stephen Angus Cox
  • It was almost forty minutes to the dot when Hilary's head emerged from the cleft.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • A dot on the desert expanded into a pit, a tower, and some small buildings.
  • Extract from : « The Big Tomorrow » by Paul Lohrman
  • Lo, at last, there was a dot on the clouds, And—at last and at last— —God—the sky was filled with armies.
  • Extract from : « War is Kind » by Stephen Crane
  • A jock has got to weigh in and weigh out on the dot when Parker is on the job.
  • Extract from : « Old Man Curry » by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • DOT's face, like a full moon, appears over the upper banisters.
  • Extract from : « The Eldest Son (Second Series Plays) » by John Galsworthy
  • Dot knew where the others were picking, for they didn't keep still a minute.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, July 20, 1880 » by Various
  • An enormous fellow he was, and fatter for his size than Dot Calliper was for hers.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, July 20, 1880 » by Various
  • Then up she'd be coming, step by step, houlding on to the bannisters, dot and carry one.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
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