Definition of Spot

1. Noun. A point located with respect to surface features of some region. "A bright spot on a planet"

2. Verb. Catch sight of.
Exact synonyms: Descry, Espy, Spy
Generic synonyms: Sight, Spy
Derivative terms: Espial, Spotter, Spotter, Spotting, Spying

3. Verb. Detect with the senses. "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

4. Noun. A short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising.
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision

5. Verb. Mar or impair with a flaw. "Her face was blemished"
Exact synonyms: Blemish
Generic synonyms: Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Grime, Soil
Derivative terms: Blemish

6. Noun. An outstanding characteristic. "His acting was one of the high points of the movie"
Exact synonyms: Point
Generic synonyms: Characteristic

7. Verb. Make a spot or mark onto. "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
Exact synonyms: Blob, Blot, Fleck
Related verbs: Stain
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Splotch, Defile, Maculate, Stain, Sully, Tarnish, Bespeckle, Speckle, Bespatter, Spatter
Derivative terms: Blob, Blot, Fleck, Spotting

8. Noun. A blemish made by dirt. "He had a smudge on his cheek"
Exact synonyms: Blot, Daub, Slur, Smear, Smirch, Smudge
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Defect, Mar
Specialized synonyms: Blotch, Splodge, Splotch, Fingermark, Fingerprint, Inkblot
Derivative terms: Blot, Blot, Smear, Smear, Smirch, Smudge, Smudgy

9. Verb. Become spotted. "This dress spots quickly"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Freckle, Fox

10. Noun. A small contrasting part of something. "A fleck of red"
Exact synonyms: Dapple, Fleck, Maculation, Patch, Speckle
Generic synonyms: Marking
Specialized synonyms: Pinpoint, Speck, Nebula, Splash, Fret, Worn Spot, Plaque, Macula, Macule, Mock Sun, Parhelion, Sundog, Macula, Sunspot, Facula, Facula
Derivative terms: Dapple, Fleck, Patch, Patchy, Speckle, Speckle

11. Noun. A section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance. "They changed his spot on the program"
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision

12. Verb. Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition. "Spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
Generic synonyms: Mark
Specialized synonyms: Freckle, Cloud, Dapple, Mottle
Derivative terms: Spotter

13. Noun. A business establishment for entertainment. "Night spot"

14. Noun. A job in an organization. "He occupied a post in the treasury"
Exact synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Specialized synonyms: Academicianship, Accountantship, Admiralty, Ambassadorship, Apostleship, Apprenticeship, Associateship, Attorneyship, Bailiffship, Baronetage, Bishopry, Episcopate, Cadetship, Caliphate, Captaincy, Captainship, Cardinalship, Chairmanship, Chancellorship, Chaplaincy, Chaplainship, Chieftaincy, Chieftainship, Clerkship, Commandership, Commandery, Comptrollership, Consulship, Controllership, Councillorship, Councilorship, Counsellorship, Counselorship, Curacy, Curatorship, Custodianship, Deanery, Deanship, Directorship, Discipleship, Editorship, Eldership, Emirate, Fatherhood, Fatherhood, Foremanship, Generalcy, Generalship, Governorship, Headship, Headship, Hot Seat, Incumbency, Inspectorship, Instructorship, Internship, Judgeship, Judicature, Khanate, Lectureship, Legateship, Legation, Legislatorship, Librarianship, Lieutenancy, Magistracy, Magistrature, Managership, Manhood, Marshalship, Mastership, Mayoralty, Messiahship, Moderatorship, Overlordship, Pastorate, Pastorship, Peasanthood, Plum, Praetorship, Precentorship, Preceptorship, Prefecture, Prelacy, Prelature, Premiership, Presidency, Presidentship, Primateship, Principalship, Priorship, Proconsulate, Proconsulship, Proctorship, Chair, Professorship, Protectorship, Public Office, Rabbinate, Receivership, Rectorate, Rectorship, Regency, Residency, Rulership, Sainthood, Secretaryship, Feudal Lordship, Seigneury, Seigniory, Senatorship, Sinecure, Solicitorship, Speakership, Stewardship, Studentship, Teachership, Thaneship, Throne, Treasurership, Tribuneship, Trusteeship, Vice-presidency, Viceroyship, Viziership, Wardenship, Wardership, Womanhood
Derivative terms: Officiate, Place, Place, Place, Post

15. Noun. A slight attack of illness. "He has a touch of rheumatism"
Exact synonyms: Touch
Generic synonyms: Attack

16. Noun. A small piece or quantity of something. "I gave him a bit of my mind"
Exact synonyms: Bit
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Bitty

17. Noun. A mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit).
Exact synonyms: Pip
Group relationships: Playing Card
Generic synonyms: Mark, Marker, Marking

18. Noun. A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer.
Exact synonyms: Spotlight
Generic synonyms: Lamp
Group relationships: Theater Light
Derivative terms: Spotlight

19. Noun. A playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value. "An eight-spot"

20. Noun. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it. "He made a huge blot on his copybook"
Exact synonyms: Blot, Smear, Smirch, Stain
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Derivative terms: Smirch, Stain

Definition of Spot

1. n. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To become stained with spots.

4. a. Lit., being on the spot, or place;

Definition of Spot

1. Proper noun. A popular given name for a dog. ¹

2. Noun. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape. ¹

3. Noun. A stain or disfiguring mark. ¹

4. Noun. A pimple, papule or pustule. ¹

5. Noun. A small, unspecified amount or quantity. ¹

6. Noun. (slang US) A bill of five-dollar or ten-dollar denomination in dollars. ¹

7. Noun. A location or area. ¹

8. Noun. A parking space. ¹

9. Noun. (sports) An official determination of placement. ¹

10. Noun. A bright lamp; a spotlight. ¹

11. Noun. (US advertising) A brief advertisement or program segment on television. ¹

12. Noun. Difficult situation; predicament ¹

13. Noun. (context: gymnastics dance weightlifting) One who spots (supports or assists a maneuver, or is prepared to assist if safety dictates); a spotter ¹

14. Noun. (soccer) penalty kick ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate, distinguish or identify ¹

16. Verb. (finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone. ¹

17. Verb. To stain; to leave a spot. ¹

18. Verb. To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain. ¹

19. Verb. (context: gymnastics dance weightlifting) To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates. ¹

20. Verb. (dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning. ¹

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Definition of Spot

1. to mark with spots (small, roundish discolorations) [v SPOTTED, SPOTTING, SPOTS]

Medical Definition of Spot

1. 1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discoloured. "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 colour 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. "Fixed to one spot." "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. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak. 6. 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. The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish. 7. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery. Crescent spot, the Hudsonian godwit (Limosa haemastica). Spots on the sun. See Sun spot, ander Sun. On, or Upon, the spot, immediately; before moving; without changing place. "It was determined upon the spot." (Swift) Synonym: Stain, flaw, speck, blot, disgrace, reproach, fault, blemish, place, site, locality. Origin: Cf. Scot. & D. Spat, Dan. Spette, Sw. Spott spittle, slaver; from the root of E. Spit. See Spit to eject from the mouth, and cf. Spatter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spot

sporulation-specific cell wall hydrolase
spot-backed antshrike
spot-backed antshrikes
spot-film radiography
spot-winged antshrike
spot-winged antshrikes
spot check
spot checked

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