Meaning of DOT in English

DOT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

dotted line

dotted line (= line made up of a series of dots )

Sign your name on the dotted line .

polka dot

a white scarf with red polka dots

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

little

Usually it was over something tiny: a little dot on his finger or an imaginary bug upon the floor.

That means its print head can squirt 1, 440, 000 little dots of ink on each square inch of paper.

small

Light areas have small dots and darker areas or shadows have larger dots.

Very small dots are combined in various patterns to give combinations of these colours.

On removing the paper from the board, an outline is produced as a series of small dots .

I smile easily as they go as small as photographic dots .

He had a strip of bandage tied around his head, a small dot of blood showing romantically above the right eye.

Shows up as small white dots on areas of solid colour.

tiny

The characters are formed from tiny dots of ink poked on to the paper.

Earth and its satellites were dead ahead, a tiny shining dot almost indistinguishable from all the other shining dots.

The male is usually a marigold-orange, whilst the female is usually a lively yellow overlaid with tiny orange dots .

It was made up of tiny dots .

■ VERB

connect

Still, something deep inside prevented me from connecting all the dots .

The O. J. Simpson civil trial resumes Monday, and with it, the defense strategy of connect the dots .

This is the city connected by dots .

It will be up to jurors in the deliberation room to decide just how to connect the dots .

So it would take more years of dogged detective work by a handful of investigators to connect the dots .

No problem, she thought. Connect the dots .

So basically Angela just connects the dots .

Still others were in their small groups connecting the dots on a picture to show a boy riding on a tractor.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

sign on the dotted line

But how many of these companies forget about you once you've signed on the dotted line.

However, before signing on the dotted line, you should think carefully about the risks and the costs.

It all seemed easy - they sign on the dotted line and Balbinder would be virtually taken out of their hands.

The lucky 10, 000 have signed on the dotted line.

You may want another approach to get people to sign on the dotted line.

the year dot

The two bungalows in question, though, had been standing from the year dot.

Traditionally, scientists have been involved in war since the year dot.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

His fabric prints include lots of roses, hearts, and dots.

The plane was just a dot in the sky.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A dot is placed in the appropriate column opposite each criterion and the dots are joined up by a line.

Each dot is made of many tiny tubes - much too small to see without a microscope.

So basically Angela just connects the dots.

The children were dots on the sand, well ahead of him now, getting smaller all the time.

The O. J. Simpson civil trial resumes Monday, and with it, the defense strategy of connect the dots.

The reverse occurred on restoration of the dot key and depression of the dash key.

This is the city connected by dots.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

about

Here and there in the grounds I could see people dotted about .

I was dotting about behind the wicket.

around

Some 200 restaurants and retail concessions will be dotted around the Expo site.

Low couches and upholstered cushions were dotted around the floor.

In reality it's just verglas with fist sized lumps of ice dotted around on the wall.

Route finding in the forest is made easier if you follow a series of numbered posts dotted around .

■ NOUN

landscape

Impermanence reigns in Atlanta, where white tents dot the landscape like so many mushrooms on the forest floor.

In the distance, live oaks dotted the landscape , as shaggy and dark and hunched as buffalo.

On the horizon, several dozen long greenhouses dot the landscape .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the year dot

The two bungalows in question, though, had been standing from the year dot.

Traditionally, scientists have been involved in war since the year dot.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Dot the apples with butter cut into small pieces.

Chalet-style homes dot the forested hillside.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Along the roadsides, spring wildflowers dot the shoulders like stars in sparse constellations.

Computer screens displaying bulletin boards dot the college.

From my door stretched blue-green fields dotted with trees and the colored saris of women going to work.

It was dotted with old stone-built houses and cottages.

Moose and bear prints dotted the sand bars and bald eagles glared down at us from river-side perches.

The ganja farms increased in rapid frequency, with hastily erected tents dotting the hillsides.

There was, however, the matter of the gold brooch dotted with gemstones.

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