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Definitions of spot

  1. ( British) a small quantity; " a spot of tea"; " a bit of paper"
  2. mar or impair with a flaw; " her face was blemished"
  3. make a spot or mark onto; " The wine spotted the tablecloth"
  4. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; " he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  5. a blemish made by dirt; " he had a smudge on his cheek"
  6. 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"
  7. catch sight of
  8. a mark on a playing card ( shape depending on the suit)
  9. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; " this is a nice place for a picnic"
  10. an outstanding characteristic; " his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
  11. a business establishment for entertainment; " night spot"
  12. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; " an eight spot"
  13. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
  14. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; " they changed his spot on the program"
  15. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  16. a short section or illustration ( as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
  17. a small quantity; " a spot of tea"; " a bit of paper"
  18. a slight attack of illness; " he has a touch of rheumatism"
  19. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; " spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
  20. become spotted; " This dress spots quickly"
  21. Lit., being on the spot, or place;
  22. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.
  23. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
  24. 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.
  25. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.
  26. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.
  27. 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.
  28. The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.
  29. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.
  30. 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.
  31. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal.
  32. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.
  33. To become stained with spots.
  34. on hand for immediate delivery after sale; - said of commodities; as, spot wheat.
  35. 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.
  36. To mark with spots; discolor; stain; mark or note so as to recognize; as, to spot the guilty man.
  37. To become marked or stained; as, this silk spots with water.
  38. Spotty.
  39. Spotter.
  40. Spotted.
  41. Spotting.
  42. 1. A limited area differentiated in color, elevation, texture, or sensation from the general surface; macula, papule, pustule. 2. To lose a slight amount of blood per vaginam, sufficient to " spot" the napkin.
  43. A mark made by a drop of wet matter: a blot: a discolored place: a small part of a different color: a small extent of space: any particular place: something that soils: a stain on character or reputation.
  44. 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.
  45. A stain; place of a different color; small space; place.
  46. To mark with spots; discolor; stain.
  47. To mark with spots; stain.
  48. A place or space of small extent; a locality.
  49. A stain; blemish; reproach.
  50. 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.
  51. To stain; to discolour; to patch; to blemish; to single out. Upon the spot, immediately.
  52. A mark; a place discoloured; a stain; reproach; blemish; a small extent of place; any particular spot.
  53. To make a mark or marks on; to stain; to discolour; to blemish; to disgrace.
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Usage examples for spot

  1. Did you mean me to suppose that you were speaking to me words in earnest when there,- sitting in that very spot you spoke to me of your love." – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. He had walked only a short distance from the spot when a hand touched his shoulder from behind. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  3. It didn't take old Spot long to see Billy. – The Tale of Billy Woodchuck by Arthur Scott Bailey
  4. By going from one spot to another. – My Book of Indoor Games by Clarence Squareman
  5. It is the one bright spot – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. What a quiet, pretty spot – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  7. That spot up there, at the trees- it's too beautiful to pass. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  8. It's likely they have forgot the spot – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  9. Was that the spot – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  10. It goes to the right spot with me. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  11. He got to his feet and went to the spot where he had left the Indian, half expecting to find the man dead. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  12. Can you describe the spot – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  13. I suppose you will say you had no idea why I wanted you to come to this spot in particular. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  14. If I had been a man I should have fallen in love with her on the spot – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  15. Once more I cast my eyes to the spot where I had seen the blacks. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. Look steadily at the spot for a full minute, and then let the mirror suddenly be removed. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  17. Then she left the spot to seek her brother. – Servian Popular Poetry by John Bowring
  18. Never mind, it cannot now be helped, but it will always be a dark spot on my memory. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  19. If she could only live on such a spot – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. Sire, well I know that your honour is without spot nor would I seek anything against it. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
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