Pronunciation: spǒt
n.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.
That spot to which I point is Paradise.
- Milton.
"A jolly place," said he, "in times of old!
But something ails it now: the spot is cursed."
- Wordsworth.
5.(Zool.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.
6.(Zool.) A sciænoid 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.
7.Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.
Crescent spot
(Zool.) any butterfly of the family Melitæidæ 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 illumination; - called also spotted lens.
Spot rump
(Zool.) the Hudsonian godwit (Limosa hæmastica).
Spots on the sun
(Astron.) See Sun spot, ander Sun.
On the spot
immediately; before moving; without changing place; as, he made his decision on the spot.
v. t.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 garment; to spot paper.
[imp. & p. p. Spotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spotting.]
2.To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal.
3.To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.
To spot timber
to cut or chip it, in preparation for hewing.
v. i.1.To become stained with spots.
a.1.(Com.) Lit., being on the spot, or place;
Noun1.spot - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"
2.spot - a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
3.Spotspot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
Synonyms: blot, smirch, smudge, daub, slur, smear
4.Spotspot - 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"
5.spot - a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
6.spot - an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
Synonyms: point
7.spot - a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
8.spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
9.spot - a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
Synonyms: touch
10.spot - a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
Synonyms: bit
11.spot - a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
Synonyms: pip
12.spot - a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
Synonyms: spotlight
13.spot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight spot"
14.spot - an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
Synonyms: blot, smirch, smear, stain
Verb1.spot - catch sight of
Synonyms: descry, espy, spy
2.spot - mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"
Synonyms: blemish
3.spot - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
Synonyms: blob, fleck, blot
4.spot - become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
5.spot - mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
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