dot /ˈdɑt/ 名詞
Dot n. Law A marriage portion; dowry. [Louisiana]
1. A small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark.
2. Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child.
Dot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dotting.]
1. To mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a line.
2. To mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages.
Dot, v. i. To make dots or specks.
DoT, DOT, D.O.T. prop. n. The United States Department of Transportation. [acronym]
Note: The Department of Transportation promulgates standards for the strength of shipping containers, and this abgreviation is often seen on cardboard boxes.
n 1: a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines
between the dots" [syn: point]
2: the United States federal department that institutes and
coordinates national transportation programs; created in
1966 [syn: Department of Transportation, Transportation]
3: the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse
code [syn: dit]
4: street name for lysergic acid diethylamide [syn: acid, back
breaker, battery-acid, dose, Elvis, loony toons,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window
v 1: scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; "Hills
constellated with lights" [syn: stud, constellate]
2: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the
wagon" [syn: scatter, sprinkle, dust, disperse]
3: make a dot or dots
4: mark with a dot; "dot your `i's"
[also: dotting, dotted]