Meaning of DOT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ dɒt ]
( dots, dotting, dotted)
A dot is a very small round mark, for example one that is used as the top part of the letter ‘i’, as a full stop, or as a decimal point.
You can refer to something that you can see in the distance and that looks like a small round mark as a dot .
Soon they were only dots above the hard line of the horizon.
= speck, spot
When things dot a place or an area, they are scattered or spread all over it.
Small coastal towns dot the landscape.
VERB : V n
see also dotted , polka dots
If you arrive somewhere or do something on the dot , you arrive there or do it at exactly the time that you were supposed to.
They appeared on the dot of 9.50 pm as always...
If you say that someone dots the i’s and crosses the t’s , you mean that they pay great attention to every small detail in a task; often used to express your annoyance because such detailed work seems unnecessary and takes a very long time.
PHRASE : Vs inflect
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006