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Definition 1: the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair - [noun denoting animal]

(dock is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of dock) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

Definition 2: a short or shortened tail of certain animals - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for dock in the sense of this definition

(dock is a kind of ...) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where dock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dock in the sense of this definition

(dock is a kind of ...) structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods

(... is a kind of dock ) a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline

(... is a kind of dock ) a fancy dock for small yachts and cabin cruisers

(... is part of dock) a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

Definition 4: a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dock in the sense of this definition

(dock is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

(... is a kind of dock ) a pier that provides a landing place on a river

(... is a kind of dock ) wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline

(dock is a part of ...) a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)

"the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"

(dock is a part of ...) the part of a wharf that is next to a ship

Definition 5: an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial - [noun denoting artifact]

(dock is a kind of ...) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

(dock belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dock in the sense of this definition

(dock is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

Definition 7: any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for dock in the sense of this definition

(dock is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of dock ) European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens

(... is a kind of dock ) small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places

(... is a kind of dock ) European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America

(... is a kind of dock ) low perennial with small silvery-green ovate to hastate leaves

(... is a member of dock) docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions

Definition 8: maneuver into a dock - [verb of contact]

Samples where dock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dock the ships

(dock is a kind of ...) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

(... is a kind of dock ) maneuver (a ship) into a drydock

Definition 9: remove or shorten the tail of an animal - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for dock in the sense of this definition

(dock is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 10: come into dock - [verb of motion]

Samples where dock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship docked

(dock is a kind of ...) to come or go into

"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"

(... is a kind of dock ) come into or dock at a wharf

"the big ship wharfed in the evening"

Definition 11: deduct from someone's wages - [verb of possession]

(dock is a kind of ...) retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

"My employer is withholding taxes"

Definition 12: deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty - [verb of possession]

(dock is a kind of ...) keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

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