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...

= punctually



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

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