docks, docking, docked
1) N-COUNT: also in/into N A dock is an enclosed area in a harbour where ships go to be loaded, unloaded, and repaired.

...the loading dock...

She headed for the docks, thinking that Ricardo might be hiding in one of the boats...

What other ships are in dock here?

2) V-ERG When a ship docks or is docked, it is brought into a dock.

The vessel docked at Liverpool in April 1811...

[V n] Russian commanders docked a huge aircraft carrier in a Russian port...

[V-ed] The aircraft carrier has been docked there since last month.

3) V-ERG-RECIP When one spacecraft docks or is docked with another, the two crafts join together in space.

[V with n] The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to dock with Russia's Mir space station...

[V n prep] They have docked a robot module alongside the orbiting space station...

[V-ed] The shuttle will spend five days docked with Mir.

4) N-COUNT A dock is a platform for loading vehicles or trains. [AM]

The truck left the loading dock with hoses still attached.

5) N-COUNT A dock is a small structure at the edge of water where boats can tie up, especially one that is privately owned. [AM]

He had a house there and a dock and a little aluminum boat.

6) N-SING: usu in the N In a law court, the dock is where the person accused of a crime stands or sits.

What about the odd chance that you do put an innocent man in the dock?

7) VERB If you dock someone's wages or money, you take some of the money away. If you dock someone points in a contest, you take away some of the points that they have.

[V n] He threatens to dock her fee...

[V n] To dock points would be wrong. [Also V n n]

8) N-VAR A dock is a plant with large leaves which grows wild in Britain, the United States, and some other northern countries. Dock leaves are supposed to heal nettle stings.
9) See also dry dock

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