Definitions of spot

  1. To mark with spots; stain.
  2. To mark with spots; discolor; stain; mark or note so as to recognize; as, to spot the guilty man.
  3. To mark with drops of wet: to stain: to discolor: to taint: to tarnish, as reputation:- pr. p. spotting; pa. t. and pa. p. spotted.
  4. To mark with spots; discolor; stain.
  5. To become marked or stained; as, this silk spots with water.
  6. catch sight of
  7. To stain; to discolour; to patch; to blemish; to single out. Upon the spot, immediately.
  8. To make a mark or marks on; to stain; to discolour; to blemish; to disgrace.
  9. Spotting.
  10. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; " he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  11. a blemish made by dirt; " he had a smudge on his cheek"
  12. 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"
  13. a mark on a playing card ( shape depending on the suit)
  14. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; " this is a nice place for a picnic"
  15. an outstanding characteristic; " his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
  16. a business establishment for entertainment; " night spot"
  17. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; " an eight spot"
  18. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
  19. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; " they changed his spot on the program"
  20. a short section or illustration ( as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
  21. a small quantity; " a spot of tea"; " a bit of paper"
  22. a slight attack of illness; " he has a touch of rheumatism"
  23. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; " spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
  24. become spotted; " This dress spots quickly"
  25. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.
  26. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
  27. 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.
  28. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.
  29. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.
  30. A sciaenoid 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.
  31. The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.
  32. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.
  33. 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.
  34. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal.
  35. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.
  36. To become stained with spots.
  37. A blot or mark; discolored place or stain; locality; place; as, the exact spot where he fell; a small part of a surface, having a different color from the whole.
  38. Spotter.
  39. A stain; place of a different color; small space; place.
  40. A place or space of small extent; a locality.
  41. A stain; blemish; reproach.
  42. A mark made by foreign matter; a stain; a stain on character or reputation; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish; small extent of space; a a place; a place of a different colour from the ground; a dark place on a luminous disk.
  43. A mark; a place discoloured; a stain; reproach; blemish; a small extent of place; any particular spot.
  44. Lit., being on the spot, or place;
  45. on hand for immediate delivery after sale; - said of commodities; as, spot wheat.
  46. Spotty.