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Cot vs. Dot

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Cotnoun

(US) A simple bed, especially one for portable or temporary purposes; a camp bed.

Dotnoun

A small spot.

‘a dot of colour’;

Cotnoun

A crib (child's bed).

Dotnoun

(grammar) A punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence or an abbreviated part of a word; a full stop; a period.

Cotnoun

A wooden bed frame, slung by its corners from a beam, in which officers slept before the introduction of bunks.

Dotnoun

A point used as a diacritical mark above or below various letters of the Latin script, as in Ȧ, Ạ, Ḅ, Ḃ, Ċ.

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Cotnoun

(archaic) A cottage or small homestead.

Dotnoun

(mathematics) A symbol used for separating the fractional part of a decimal number from the whole part, for indicating multiplication or a scalar product, or for various other purposes.

Cotnoun

A pen, coop, or similar shelter for small domestic animals, such as sheep or pigeons; a cote.

Dotnoun

One of the two symbols used in Morse code.

Cotnoun

A small, crudely-formed boat.

Dotnoun

(obsolete) A lump or clot.

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Cotnoun

A cover or sheath; a fingerstall.

‘a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame)’; ‘a cot for a sore finger’;

Dotnoun

Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen.

‘a dot of a child’;

Cotnoun

A small house; a cottage or hut.

‘The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm.’;

Dotnoun

A dot ball.

Cotnoun

A pen, coop, or like shelter for small domestic animals, as for sheep or pigeons; a cote.

Dotnoun

(MLE) buckshot, projectile from a "dotty" or shotgun

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Cotnoun

A cover or sheath; as, a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame); a cot for a sore finger. See also finger cot.

Dotnoun

A dowry.

Cotnoun

A small, rudely-formed boat.

Dotverb

(transitive) To cover with small spots (of some liquid).

‘His jacket was dotted with splashes of paint.’;

Cotnoun

A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed.

Dotverb

(transitive) To add a dot (the symbol) or dots to.

‘Dot your is and cross your ts.’;

Cotnoun

a sheath worn to protect a finger

Dotverb

To mark by means of dots or small spots.

‘to dot a line’;

Cotnoun

baby bed with high sides

Dotverb

To mark or diversify with small detached objects.

‘to dot a landscape with cottages’;

Cotnoun

a small bed that folds up for storage or transport

Dotverb

(colloquial) To punch (a person).

Dotpreposition

Dot product of the previous vector and the following vector.

‘The work is equal to F dot Δx.’;

Dotnoun

A marriage portion; dowry.

Dotnoun

A small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark.

Dotnoun

Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child.

Dotverb

To mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a line.

Dotverb

To mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages.

Dotverb

To make dots or specks.

Dot

The United States Department of Transportation.

Dotnoun

a very small circular shape;

‘a row of points’; ‘draw lines between the dots’;

Dotnoun

the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

Dotnoun

the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

Dotnoun

street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

Dotverb

scatter or intersperse like dots or studs;

‘Hills constellated with lights’;

Dotverb

distribute loosely;

‘He scattered gun powder under the wagon’;

Dotverb

make a dot or dots

Dotverb

mark with a dot;

‘dot your `i's’;

Dotnoun

a small round mark or spot

‘a symbol depicted in coloured dots’;

Dotnoun

a small round mark written or printed as part of an i or j, as one of a series of marks to signify omission, or as a full stop.

Dotnoun

a small round mark used to denote the lengthening of a note or rest by half, or to indicate staccato.

Dotnoun

the shorter signal of the two used in Morse code.

Dotnoun

used to refer to an object that appears tiny because it is far away

‘they were mere dots on the horizon now’;

Dotnoun

used to indicate the punctuation separating parts of an email or website address

‘OUP dot com’;

Dotnoun

a dowry from which only the interest or annual income was available to the husband.

Dotverb

mark with a small spot or spots

‘wet spots of rain began to dot his shirt’;

Dotverb

(of a number of items) be scattered over (an area)

‘churches dot the countryside’; ‘there appear to be a number of airfields dotted about’;

Dotverb

place a dot over (a letter)

‘you need to dot the i’;

Dotverb

mark (a note or rest) to show that the time value is increased by half

‘you can turn a reel into a hornpipe by slowing it down a bit and dotting the quavers’;

Dotverb

hit (someone)

‘‘You want to dot him one,’ he said’;

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