- dotdot1 [dät]n.[OE dott, head of boil: prob. reinforced (16th c.) by Du dot, akin to Ger dütte, nipple, Du dodde, a plug, Norw, LowG dott, little heap or swelling]1. a tiny spot, speck, or mark, esp. one made with or as with a pointed object; as2.a) a point used in orthography or punctuation; specif., the mark placed above an i or j in writing or printingb) Math. a decimal point; also, a point used as a symbol of multiplicationc) Music a point after a note or rest, increasing its time value by one half; also, a point put above or below a note to show that it is staccato3. any small, round spot [polka dot]4. Telegraphy a short sound or click, as in Morse code: cf. DASH1vt.dotted, dotting1. to mark with or as with a dot2. to make or form with dots [a dotted line]3. to cover with or as with dots; appear as dotlike parts in [gas stations dotted the landscape]vi.to make a dot or dots——————dot one's i's and cross one's t'sto be minutely correct or detailed in doing or saying something——————on the dotInformal at the exact time or pointdottern.dot2 [dôt]n.[Fr < L dos (gen. dotis) < dare, to give: see DATE1]a woman's marriage dowrydotal [dôt′'l]adj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.