- an enclosed area of water in a port for the loading, unloading, and repair of ships；a group of docks along with wharves and associated buildings.
- (of a ship) come into a dock and tie up at a wharf；bring (a ship or boat) into a dock
noun: dock, plural noun: docks
- 1. an enclosed area of water in a port for the loading, unloading, and repair of ships the boat nosed up to a dock the tanker was coming into dock
- ▪ a group of docks along with wharves and associated buildings.
- ▪ short for dry dock
- ▪ North American a jetty or pier where a ship may moor.
- ▪ a platform for loading lorries or goods trains.
- 2. a device in which a laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device may be placed for charging, providing access to a power supply and to peripheral devices or auxiliary features; a docking station.
- 1. (of a ship) come into a dock and tie up at a wharf the ship docked at Southampton
- ▪ bring (a ship or boat) into a dock the yard where the boats were docked and maintained
- ▪ (of a spacecraft) join with a space station or another spacecraft in space most spaceships docked at the orbital transit station the module was scheduled for docking in March
- ▪ attach (a piece of equipment) to another the user wants to dock a portable into a desktop computer