1 a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" [syn: topographic point, place]
2 a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
3 a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn: smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur]
4 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" [syn: speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation]
5 a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
6 an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie" [syn: point]
7 a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
8 a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, billet, place, situation]
9 a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism" [syn: touch]
10 a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper" [syn: bit]
11 a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) [syn: pip]
12 a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer [syn: spotlight]
13 a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight spot"
14 an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook" [syn: blot, smear, smirch, stain]
2 mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished" [syn: blemish]
4 become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
5 mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify" [also: spotting, spotted]
EtymologyPerhaps from spotte or spot.
- Rhymes with: -ɒt
- A stain or disfiguring mark.
- I have tried everything, and I can’t get this spot out.
- A pimple or pustule.
- That morning, I saw that a spot had come up on my chin.
- A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a
different color, texture etc. and generally round
- The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.
- A small, unspecified amount or quantity.
- Would you like to come round on Sunday for a spot of lunch?
- A bill of five-dollar or ten-dollar denomination in dollars
- Here's the twenty bucks I owe you, a ten spot and two five spots.
- A particular location or area.
- I like to eat lunch in a pleasant spot outside.
- A bright lamp; a spotlight.
- A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
- Did you see the spot on the news about the shoelace factory?
a round or irregular patch of a different color
- Chinese: 斑點, 斑点 (bāndiǎn)
- Dutch: vlek, i Flemish plek
- Finnish: pilkku
- French: tache
- German: Fleck
- Greek: βούλα (voúla)
- Hungarian: folt
- Italian: macchia
- Japanese: 斑 (buchi), 斑点 (hanten), 染み (shimi)
- Korean: 점 (jeom)
- Norwegian: flekk, prikk
- Portuguese: mancha
- Russian: пятно
- Spanish: mancha
- Swedish: fläck, prick
location or area
- Dutch: plaats, plek
- German: Stelle, Ort
- Japanese: 場所 (basho)
- Norwegian: sted
- Portuguese: lugar
- Russian: место
- Swedish: plats
bright lamp; spotlight
a brief advertisement
- Dutch: spot, reclamespot
- German: Werbespot
- ttbc Spanish: paraje
- To see, find; to pick out,
notice, locate or identify.
- Try to spot the differences between these two entries.
- To loan a small amount
of money to someone.
- I’ll spot you ten dollars for lunch.
- To stain; to leave a
- Hard water will spot if it is left on a surface.
- To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
- I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.
- In the context of "gymnastics|dance|weightlifting": To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to
assist if safety dictates.
- I can’t do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.
- To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction
- Most figure skaters do not spot their turns like dancers do.
pick out, notice or identify
loan money to somebody
stain; leave a spot
remove, or attempt to remove, a stain
- Dutch: ontvlekken
- Portuguese: remover uma mancha
sports: support or assist a maneuver
- Dutch: spotten
dance: keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning
EtymologyBorrowed from spot.
EtymologyBorrowed from spot.
The common noun or verb spot has many meanings in English.
Otherwise, Spot or SPOT may refer to:
- Spot the Dog, a series of children's books adapted for animation
- Spot (chicken), a character in 101 Dalmatians: The Series
- Spot (comics), a Spider-Man villain
- Spot (Star Trek), a pet cat in Star Trek: The Next Generation
- A character in the cartoon series Hong Kong Fooey
- A pet dragon in the TV series The Munsters
- A pet dog in the Dick and Jane textbook series
- Spot (album), by the synthpop band And One
- Spot (music festival), a music festival held in Denmark
- SPOT (producer), the house producer and engineer for the label SST Records
- Spot (rapper/producer)
- Singing Priests of Tagbilaran, a Filipino musical group
- Jerry Chamberlain, the guitarist for the rock group the Swirling Eddies
- Spot (professional wrestling), a pre-planned wrestling move or series of moves
- SPOT (satellites)
- The Spot, New South Wales, a locality in Sydney, Australia
- Spot date, a financial term
- Spot Fetcher, a dog owned by U.S. President George W. Bush
- Skatepark of Tampa
- Smart Personal Objects Technology, a Microsoft initiative
- Leiostomus xanthurus, a fish
- Pimple, a skin blemish
- Campbell de Morgan spots, small red spots on the skin (usually harmless)
- Scott Draves, (known as 'Spot'), digital artist and VJ
- A nickname for a spotlight
- Old Australian and New Zealand slang for one hundred dollars
- "screening passengers by observation techniques" (SPOT), one airport security technique
- Spots are a method of smoking cannabis. Also the term 'spot' may refer to a dealer lending cannabis to receive payment at a later time.
- Single Point of Truth, a principle aimed at reducing duplication in software engineering.
spot in German: Spot
spot in Spanish: Spot
spot in French: Spot
spot in Italian: Spot
spot in Dutch: Spot
spot in Japanese: SPOT
spot in Polish: Spot
spot in Vietnamese: Vết đen
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