dot - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/dɒt/
present tense
I/you/we/theydot
he/she/itdots
present participledotting
past tensedotted
past participledotted
  1. 1
    [usually passive] mainly literary to be in many parts of a place

    Small villages dot the sides of the mountain.

    be dotted around something:

    The company has more than thirty branches dotted around Spain.

    be dotted with something:

    There was a large lawn dotted with pine trees.

  2. 2
    to put something on a surface in small amounts with spaces between
    dot something with something:

    Dot the chicken with butter and place in the oven.

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  3. 3
    to put a dot over a letter of the alphabet

    Don’t forget to dot the j.