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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits
         during the trial
    2: any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots,
       sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine [syn:
       dock, sorrel, sour grass]
    3: a platform built out from the shore into the water and
       supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats [syn:
       pier, wharf, wharfage, dock]
    4: a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded
       [syn: dock, loading dock]
    5: 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;
       "the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late" [syn:
       dock, dockage, docking facility]
    6: the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished
       from the hair
    7: a short or shortened tail of certain animals [syn: bobtail,
       bob, dock]
    v 1: come into dock; "the ship docked" [ant: undock]
    2: deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty
    3: deduct from someone's wages
    4: remove or shorten the tail of an animal [syn: dock, tail,
    5: maneuver into a dock; "dock the ships" [ant: undock]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Dock \Dock\ (d[o^]k), n. [AS. docce; of uncertain origin; cf. G.
   docken-bl[aum]tter, Gael. dogha burdock, OF. doque; perh.
   akin to L. daucus, daucum, Gr. ?, ?, a kind of parsnip or
   carrot, used in medicine. Cf. Burdock.] (Bot.)
   A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are
   well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult
   of extermination.
   [1913 Webster]

   Note: Yellow dock is Rumex crispus, with smooth curly
         leaves and yellow root, which that of other species is
         used medicinally as an astringent and tonic.
         [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Dock \Dock\, v. t.
   To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing,
   cleaning the bottom, etc.
   [1913 Webster]

4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Dock \Dock\, n. [Cf. Icel. dockr a short tail, Fries. dok a
   little bundle or bunch, G. docke bundle, skein, a short and
   thick column.]
   1. The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from
      the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left
      after clipping or cutting. --Grew.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a
      [1913 Webster]

5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Dock \Dock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Docked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Docking.] [See Dock a tail. Cf. W. tociaw, and twciaw, to
   dock, clip.]
   1. to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut
      short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.
      [1913 Webster]

            His top was docked like a priest biforn. -- Chaucer.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to
      subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
      [1913 Webster]

6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Dock \Dock\, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL.
   doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ?
   receptacle, fr. ? to receive.]
   1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a
      harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and
      provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the
      [1913 Webster]

   2. The slip or water way extending between two piers or
      projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; --
      sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down
      on the dock.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
      [1913 Webster]

   Balance dock, a kind of floating dock which is kept level
      by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the
      compartments of side chambers.

   Dry dock, a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped
      out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls
      and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep
      water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in
      constructing or repairing ships. The name includes
      structures used for the examination, repairing, or
      building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks,
      hydraulic docks, etc.

   Floating dock, a dock which is made to become buoyant, and,
      by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.

   Graving dock, a dock for holding a ship for graving or
      cleaning the bottom, etc.

   Hydraulic dock, a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of
      the water by hydraulic presses.

   Naval dock, a dock connected with which are naval stores,
      materials, and all conveniences for the construction and
      repair of ships.

   Sectional dock, a form of floating dock made in separate
      sections or caissons.

   Slip dock, a dock having a sloping floor that extends from
      deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a
      railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship.

   Wet dock, a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a
      given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of
      ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a
      [1913 Webster]

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