Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “dock”

dock

noun [C]  /dɑk/ us  

dock noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a structure built out over water in a port along which ships can land to load and unload, or the enclosed area of water between two such structures A dock is also a flat, raised area attached to a building and used for loading and unloading trucks.

dock

verb  /dɑk/ us  

dock verb (ARRIVE)

[I/T] to arrive at a dock or to bring a ship into a dock: [I] The ship docked in Japan, and he took another to Korea.

dock verb (REMOVE)

[T] to take away a part of someone’s pay: I’ve used up my sick days, and if I take another day off they’ll dock me a day’s pay.
(Definition of dock from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dock?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Cutting off and disconnecting, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dock” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More