Meaning of dock
- 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.
- a platform for loading and unloading trucks, railway freight cars, etc.
- an airplane hangar or repair shed.
- a place in a theater near the stage or beneath the floor of the stage for the storage of scenery.
- to bring (a ship or boat) into a dock; lay up in a dock.
- to place in dry dock, as for repairs, cleaning, or painting.
- to join (a space vehicle) with another or with a space station in outer space.
- to come or go into a dock or dry dock.
- (of two space vehicles) to join together in outer space.
- the solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair.
- the part of a tail left after cutting or clipping.
- to cut off the end of; cut short: to dock a tail.
- to cut short the tail of: to dock a horse.
- to deduct from the wages of, usually as a punishment: The boss docked him a day's pay.
- to deduct from (wages): The boss docked his paycheck $20.
- the place in a courtroom where a prisoner is placed during trial.
- being tried in a court, esp. a criminal court; on trial.
- any of various weedy plants belonging to the genus Rumex, of the buckwheat family, as R. obtusifoliusor R. acetosahaving long taproots.
- any of various other plants, mostly coarse weeds.
- dock (Thesaurus)