Meaning of DOCK in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ dɒk ]

( docks, docking, docked)


A dock is an enclosed area in a harbour where ships go to be loaded, unloaded, and repaired.

She headed for the docks, thinking that Ricardo might be hiding in one of the boats...

N-COUNT : also in/into N


When a ship docks or is docked , it is brought into a dock.

The vessel docked at Liverpool in April 1811...

Russian commanders docked a huge aircraft carrier in a Russian port...

VERB : V , V n


When one spacecraft docks or is docked with another, the two crafts join together in space.

The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to dock with Russia’s Mir space station...

They have docked a robot module alongside the orbiting space station...

V-RECIP : V with n , V n prep


A dock is a platform for loading vehicles or trains. ( AM )

The truck left the loading dock with hoses still attached.



A dock is a small structure at the edge of water where boats can tie up, especially one that is privately owned. ( AM )

= jetty



In a law court, the dock is where the person accused of a crime stands or sits.

What about the odd chance that you do put an innocent man in the dock?

N-SING : usu in the N


If you dock someone’s wages or money, you take some of the money away. If you dock someone points in a contest, you take away some of the points that they have.

He threatens to dock her fee...

VERB : V n , also V n n


see also dry dock

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