I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English docce; akin to Middle Dutch docke dock Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Rumex) of coarse weedy plants of the buckwheat family having long taproots and sometimes used as potherbs 2. any of several usually broad-leaved weedy plants (as of the genus Silphium) II. noun Etymology: Middle English dok, perhaps from Old English -docca (as in fingirdocca finger muscle); akin to Old High German tocka doll, Old Norse dokka bundle Date: 14th century 1. the solid part of an animal's tail as distinguished from the hair 2. the part of an animal's tail left after it has been shortened III. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. to cut off the end of a body part of; specifically to remove part of the tail of b. to cut (as ears or a tail) short 2. a. to take away a part of ; abridge b. to subject (as wages) to a deduction c. to penalize by depriving of a benefit ordinarily due; especially to fine by a deduction of wages <
docked him for tardiness
IV. noun Etymology: Middle English dokke, probably from Middle Dutch docke Date: 15th century 1. a usually artificial basin or enclosure for the reception of ships that is equipped with means for controlling the water height 2. slip II,1b 3. a. a place (as a wharf or platform) for the loading or unloading of materials b. a usually wooden pier used as a landing place or moorage for boats V. verb Date: 1600 transitive verb 1. to haul or guide into or alongside a dock 2. to join (as two spacecraft) mechanically while in space intransitive verb 1. to come into or alongside a dock 2. to become docked VI. noun Etymology: Dutch dialect (Flanders) docke cage Date: 1586 the place in a criminal court where a prisoner stands or sits during trial

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