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Definitions of spot

  1. (British) a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. catch sight of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight spot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. become spotted; "This dress spots quickly" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. Lit., being on the spot, or place; Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To become stained with spots. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. on hand for immediate delivery after sale; - said of commodities; as, spot wheat. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To mark with spots; discolor; stain; mark or note so as to recognize; as, to spot the guilty man. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. To become marked or stained; as, this silk spots with water. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Spotty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Spotter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. Spotting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. 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. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  42. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. A stain; place of a different color; small space; place. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. To mark with spots; discolor; stain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. To mark with spots; stain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A place or space of small extent; a locality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A stain; blemish; reproach. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. To stain; to discolour; to patch; to blemish; to single out. Upon the spot, immediately. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. A mark; a place discoloured; a stain; reproach; blemish; a small extent of place; any particular spot. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. To make a mark or marks on; to stain; to discolour; to blemish; to disgrace. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. 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. dictgcide_fs
  54. on hand for immediate delivery after sale; said of commodities; as, spot wheat. dictgcide_fs
  55. spot, n. a mark made by a drop of wet matter: a blot: a discoloured place: a small part of a different colour: a small extent of space: any particular place: one of the marked points on a billiard-table, from which balls are played (for Centre-spot, Pyramid-spot, &c., see BILLIARDS): one of the dark places on the surface of the sun, &c.: something that soils: a stain on character or reputation.--v.t. to mark with drops of wet: to stain: to discolour: to taint: to tarnish, as reputation: to note or recognise by some point, to detect: to indicate, name:--pr.p. spot'ting; pa.t. and pa.p. spot'ted.--adj. SPOT'LESS, without a spot: untainted: pure.--adv. SPOT'LESSLY.--ns. SPOT'LESSNESS; SPOT'-STROKE, a stroke in billiards when the player pockets the red ball from the 'spot,' leaving his own ball in position to repeat the stroke.--adjs. SPOT'TED, SPOT'TY, marked with spots or discoloured places.--ns. SPOT'TEDNESS, the state of being spotted; SPOT'TER, one who spots or detects; SPOT'TINESS, state of being spotty.--SPOT-BARRED GAME, a game at billiards when the spot-stroke is forbidden to be played more than twice consecutively. [Cf. Dut. spat, Dan. spætte; prob. conn. with spit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. See Macule. Blind s., Germinal s., Yellow s., etc., see Blind spot, etc. na
  57. Particular place, definite locality, as dropped it on this precise s., the s. where William III landed; small part of the surface of a thing distinguished by colour, texture, &c., usu. round or less elongated than a streak or stripe, small mark or stain, as a blue tie with pink ss., SUN-s., can the leopard change his ss.?; (fig.) moral blemish, stain, as without a s. on his reputation; kinds of fish& domestic pigeon; (Billiards) small round black patch near each end of table equidistant from sides, s.-stroke, pocketing red ball when placed on s. remote from balk, s.-barred game (in which successive s.-strokes are not allowed), s. (-ball), white ball distinguished from the other by black s.; on the s., without delay or change of place, then& there, (of person) wide a wake, equal to the situation, in good form at game &c.; (Commerc.) s. cash, cotton, wheat, prices, (to be paid or delivered immediately on sale), ss., commodities sold for s. cash. Hence spotless, spotty, aa., spotlessly adv., spotlessness, spottiness, nn. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. Mark, stain, soil, with spots (lit., & fig. of character &c.); (of material &c.) be (liable to be) marked with spots; (colloq.) single out beforehand (winner of race &c., horse &c. as winner for event); (colloq.) detect, recognize nationality &c. of, as spotted him at once as an American, can always s. a dun; (p.p.) marked with ss., esp. in names of animals. Hence spottedness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. spotted dog, (slang) plum-duff. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. A small extent of surface differing, especially in appearance, from surrounding parts. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  61. n. [Dutch, Danish] A speck; a blot; a mark on a substance made by foreign matter ;-hence, a stain on character or reputation ; blemish ; taint ;-a small extent of space; any particular place;-a place of a different colour from the ground upon which it is dark spot on the face of the sun ; - a variety of the pigeon. Cabinet Dictionary

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