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    • 1. a structure extending alongshore or out from the shore into a body of water, to which boats may be moored: "the gangplank was lowered to the dock"
    • 2. a device in which a laptop computer, smartphone, or other mobile device may be placed for charging, providing access to a power supply and to peripheral devices or auxiliary features; a docking station.


    • 1. (of a ship) tie up at a dock, especially in order to load or unload passengers or cargo: "the ship docked at San Francisco"
  2. Dock - definition of dock by The Free Dictionary

    A platform extending from a shore over water, used to secure, protect, and provide access to a boat or ship; a pier. A floating platform attached to a mooring and used as a rest or play area when swimming. A platform or door at which trucks or trains or unload cargo. To maneuver (a vessel or vehicle) into or to a dock.

  3. Dock | Definition of Dock at

    See more synonyms for dock on noun. a landing pier. the space or waterway between two piers or wharves, as for receiving a ship while in port. such a waterway, enclosed or open, together with the surrounding piers, wharves, etc. dry dock. a platform for loading and unloading trucks, railway freight cars, etc.

  4. Dock definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

    Translations for 'dock'. British English: / dɒk / NOUN A dock is an enclosed area of water where ships are loaded, unloaded, or repaired. She headed for the docks. British English: VERB When a ship docks or is docked, it is brought into a dock. The vessel docked there first. There were two ships docked there.

  5. Dock | Definition of Dock by Merriam-Webster

    Definition of dock. 1 : a usually artificial basin or enclosure for the reception of ships that is equipped with means for controlling the water height. 2 : 2slip 1b. 3 a : a place (such as a wharf or platform) for the loading or unloading of materials. b : a usually wooden pier used as a landing place or moorage for boats.

  6. DOCK | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

    dock definition: 1. an area of water in a port that can be closed off and that is used for putting goods onto and taking them off ships or repairing ships 2. a group of these areas of water in a port and the buildings around them: 3. a long structure built over water where passengers can get on…. Learn more.

  7. Dock legal definition of dock - Legal Dictionary

    Dock. To curtail or diminish, as, for example, to dock a person's wages for lateness or poor work. The cage or enclosed space in a criminal court where prisoners ...

  8. Dock | definition of Dock by Medical dictionary

    Dock [dok] Lavinia Lloyd (1858–1956). American pioneer in public health nursing. Beginning with her work with the United Workers of Norwich, Connecticut, she made ...

  9. Docking | Definition of Docking at

    the space or waterway between two piers or wharves, as for receiving a ship while in port.

  10. Urban Dictionary: Dock

    docks is the place by docklands where its good to smoke cigars and cigs with no breeze around ay yo uddin blud wanna go docks smoke by rishi rich November 18, 2004

  11. 'Dock your pay' - the meaning and origin of this phrase

    This use of 'dock' has nothing to do with ships. Docking was a generally used term meaning 'cut short' for many centuries before it began to be specifically ...