Definitions of blot

  1. dry ( ink) with blotting paper
  2. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; " he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  3. a blemish made by dirt; " he had a smudge on his cheek"
  4. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
  5. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
  6. To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
  7. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
  8. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
  9. To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
  10. A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.
  11. An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.
  12. A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
  13. An exposure of a single man to be taken up.
  14. A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.
  15. A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.
  16. To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; - generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
  17. A spot or stain; a wiping out or erasure; a spot on the reputation; disgrace.
  18. To spot or stain; to disfigure; to dishonor; to stain with disgrace; to cancel; usually with out; to destroy utterly; as, Sodom was utterly blotted out; to dry ( ink) with absorbent, or blotting, paper; to darken or hide.
  19. To make a blot or blots.
  20. Blotted.
  21. Blotting.
  22. A spot or stain: an obliteration, as of something written: a stain in reputation.
  23. To spot or stain: to obliterate or destroy: to disgrace:- pr. p. blotting; pa. p. blotted.
  24. A spot or stain; disgrace.
  25. To stain; to disgrace; to obliterate.
  26. To spot; stain; disgrace; sully.
  27. To dry with blotting - paper.
  28. A spot or stain; reproach; blemish.
  29. A spot or stain; an obliteration of something written; a spot in reputation; a disgrace.
  30. To spot or stain; to stain with infamy; to obliterate or efface; to dry with blotting- paper.
  31. To spot or stain with ink or any other colouring matter; to destroy; to efface; to defame.
  32. A spot or stain; a blemish.

Usage examples for blot

  1. The blot of shadow cast by the huge sail was very narrow. – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch
  2. You're not on the paper the only blot! – Grimm Tales Made Gay by Guy Wetmore Carryl
  3. Vol. 4: A Blot in the 'Scutcheon; Colombe's Birthday; Men and Women. – Life-of-Robert-Browning by Sharp, William
  4. They have found out a political puzzle, hit a state blot, or unravelled a cabinet mystery. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  5. Lockhart undoubtedly shared that excessive personality which was the blot of criticism, and especially of the Blackwood school, in his generation. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  6. Blot, 'the last of that bright band, ' needed no mourning for she was as black as a crow. – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  7. It is a great blot on the reputation of the Government, still dominated by the middle class and its dislike of combination, that it refused to complete the work which it had begun, and to enable Trade Unions not only to exist, but to work. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  8. Would that I might forever wander from it- that I might at once blot from memory's page, the fearful recollection that must follow me to my grave! – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  9. Such an accusation brought against him would be regarded as a blot upon my hospitality. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. He was a famous musician, who had chosen to blot himself out of the world for love of a high- born lady; and, in his opinion, women were useful to cook and sew, nothing more. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  11. As for the blot on the face of civilization, yes that would all be taken care of at the proper time. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  12. But just take care no mischief- maker blot This fine poetic scheme of which you talk. – Love's Comedy by Henrik Ibsen
  13. He heard her go to the door; she passed on, and so became one with the blot of darkness within the house. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  14. This led me nearer to the United States of America, a country that I had endeavored to blot out of my recollection; for while thus encouraging a love for the species, I had scarcely thought it necessary to go so far from home. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  15. Turn up at Blot Street, and keep along the right side. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  16. But they expostulated; saying that if they let him go free it would be a blot upon their name. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  17. By prayer and conquest blot the traces, That mark the guilt of Christendom! – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg