Definition of dock

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • dock is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 11
  • dock is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 11
  • dock is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 12

Definition of dock


  • a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. pier
    2. wharf
    3. wharfage
  • a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. loading dock
  • landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out (noun)

    Examples

    1. the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late

    Synonyms

    1. dockage
    2. docking facility
  • a short or shortened tail of certain animals (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bob
    2. bobtail
  • any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. sorrel
    2. sour grass
  • remove or shorten the tail of an animal (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. bob
    2. tail
  • an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial (noun)
  • come into dock (verb)

    Examples

    1. the ship docked
  • deduct from someone's wages (verb)
  • deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty (verb)
  • maneuver into a dock (verb)

    Examples

    1. dock the ships
  • the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair (noun)

See definition of dock in Merriam Webster

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