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·ted a. Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects.
Dotted note Mus., a note followed by a dot to indicate an increase of length equal to one half of its simple value; thus, a dotted semibreve is equal to three minims, and a dotted quarter to three eighth notes.
Dotted rest, a rest lengthened by a dot in the same manner as a dotted note.
Note: ☞ Notes and rests are sometimes followed by two dots, to indicate an increase of length equal to three quarters of their simple value, and they are then said to be double-dotted.
adj 1: having a pattern of dots [syn: flecked, specked, speckled,
2: having gaps or spaces; "sign on the dotted line" [syn: dashed]
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]