[spɒt] or [spɑt]


(noun.) a business establishment for entertainment; 'night spot'.

(noun.) a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; 'an eight-spot'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; 'they changed his spot on the program'.

(noun.) a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising.

(noun.) a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit).

(noun.) a small piece or quantity of something; 'a spot of tea'; 'a bit of paper'; 'a bit of lint'; 'I gave him a bit of my mind'.

(verb.) mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; 'spot the areas that one should clearly identify'.

(verb.) become spotted; 'This dress spots quickly'.

(verb.) make a spot or mark onto; 'The wine spotted the tablecloth'.

(verb.) detect with the senses; 'The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards'; 'I can't make out the faces in this photograph'.

Typed by Alice--From WordNet


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

(n.) A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.

(n.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.

(n.) Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.

(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.

(v. t.) To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal.

(v. t.) To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.

(v. i.) To become stained with spots.

Checker: Natalia

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Speck, blot.[2]. Blemish, stain, taint, flaw.[3]. Place, locality.

v. a. [1]. Make spots on, dapple, variegate.[2]. Stain, sully, soil, tarnish, blemish.[3]. [Cant term,] Mark, take special note of.

Typist: Tim

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Stain, blot, blemish, locality, site, place, {[See ~]?}

Checker: Patty


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.

Typed by Beryl


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