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English Dictionary: spot by the DICT Development Group
5 results for spot
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
    Synonym(s): topographic point, place, spot
  2. a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
  3. an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
    Synonym(s): point, spot
  4. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
    Synonym(s): smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
  5. a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
    Synonym(s): spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation
  6. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
  7. a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
  8. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
    Synonym(s): position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
  9. a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
    Synonym(s): touch, spot
  10. a small piece or quantity of something; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"; "a bit of lint"; "I gave him a bit of my mind"
    Synonym(s): spot, bit
  11. a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
    Synonym(s): spot, pip
  12. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
    Synonym(s): spotlight, spot
  13. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"
  14. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
    Synonym(s): blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain
  1. catch sight of
    Synonym(s): descry, spot, espy, spy
  2. detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
    Synonym(s): spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart
  3. mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"
    Synonym(s): blemish, spot
  4. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
    Synonym(s): spot, fleck, blob, blot
  5. become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
  6. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spot \Spot\, a.
      Lit., being on the spot, or place; hence (Com.), on hand for
      immediate delivery after sale; -- said of commodities; as,
      spot wheat.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spot \Spot\, n. [Cf. Scot. & D. spat, Dan. spette, Sw. spott
      spittle, slaver; from the root of E. spit. See {Spit} to
      eject from the mouth, and cf. {Spatter}.]
      1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a
            blot; a place discolored.
                     Out, damned spot! Out, I say!            --Shak.
      2. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils
            purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
                     Yet Chloe, sure, was formed without a spot. --Pope.
      3. A small part of a different color from the main part, or
            from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a
            leopard; the spots on a playing card.
      4. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.
            [bd]Fixed to one spot.[b8] --Otway.
                     That spot to which I point is Paradise. --Milton.
                     [bd]A jolly place,[b8] said he, [bd]in times of old!
                     But something ails it now: the spot is cursed.[b8]
      5. (Zo[94]l.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so
            called from a spot on its head just above its beak.
      6. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) A sci[91]noid food fish ({Liostomus xanthurus}) of the
                  Atlantic coast of the United States. It has a black
                  spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark
                  bars on the sides. Called also {goody}, {Lafayette},
                  {masooka}, and {old wife}.
            (b) The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot
                  on each side at the base of the tail. See {Redfish}.
      7. pl. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for
            immediate delivery. [Broker's Cant]
      {Crescent spot} (Zo[94]l.), any butterfly of the family
            {Melit[91]id[91]} having crescent-shaped white spots along
            the margins of the red or brown wings.
      {Spot lens} (Microscopy), a condensing lens in which the
            light is confined to an annular pencil by means of a
            small, round diaphragm (the spot), and used in dark-field
            ilumination; -- called also {spotted lens}.
      {Spot rump} (Zo[94]l.), the Hudsonian godwit ({Limosa
      {Spots on the sun}. (Astron.) See {Sun spot}, ander {Sun}.
      {On}, [or] {Upon}, {the spot}, immediately; before moving;
            without changing place.
                     It was determined upon the spot.         --Swift.
      Syn: Stain; flaw; speck; blot; disgrace; reproach; fault;
               blemish; place; site; locality.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spot \Spot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spotted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to
            discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots
            or figures; as, to spot a garnment; to spot paper.
      2. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize;
            to detect; as, to spot a criminal. [Cant]
      3. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish,
            as reputation; to asperse.
                     My virgin life no spotted thoughts shall stain.
                                                                              --Sir P.
                     If ever I shall close these eyes but once, May I
                     live spotted for my perjury.               --Beau. & Fl.
      {To spot timber}, to cut or chip it, in preparation for

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Spot \Spot\, v. i.
      To become stained with spots.
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