Definitions for: Spot


[n] an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
[n]
[n] a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
[n] a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight spot"
[n] a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
[n] 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"
[n] a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
[n] an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
[n] a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
[n] a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
[n] a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
[n] a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"
[n] (British) a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
[n] a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
[v] mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
[v] become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
[v] make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
[v] mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"
[v] catch sight of



Webster (1913) Definition: Spot, a.
Lit., being on the spot, or place; hence (Com.), on hand for
immediate delivery after sale; -- said of commodities; as,
spot wheat.


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

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 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.

4. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.
``Fixed to one spot.'' --Otway.

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. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so
called from a spot on its head just above its beak.

6. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A sci[ae]noid 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.
(b) The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot
on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.

7. pl. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for
immediate delivery. [Broker's Cant]

Crescent spot (Zo["o]l.), any butterfly of the family
Melit[ae]id[ae] having crescent-shaped white spots along
the margins of the red or brown wings.

Spot lens (Microscopy), a condensing lens in which the
light is confined to an annular pencil by means of a
small, round diaphragm (the spot), and used in dark-field
ilumination; -- called also spotted lens.

Spot rump (Zo["o]l.), the Hudsonian godwit ({Limosa
h[ae]mastica}).

Spots on the sun. (Astron.) See Sun spot, ander Sun.

On, or Upon, the spot, immediately; before moving;
without changing place.

It was determined upon the spot. --Swift.

Syn: Stain; flaw; speck; blot; disgrace; reproach; fault;
blemish; place; site; locality.


Spot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Spotting.]
1. 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.

2. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize;
to detect; as, to spot a criminal. [Cant]

3. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish,
as reputation; to asperse.

My virgin life no spotted thoughts shall stain.
--Sir P.
Sidney.

If ever I shall close these eyes but once, May I
live spotted for my perjury. --Beau. & Fl.

To spot timber, to cut or chip it, in preparation for
hewing.


Spot, v. i.
To become stained with spots.

Synonyms: berth, bit, blemish, blob, blot, blot, blot, dapple, daub, descry, espy, fleck, fleck, maculation, office, patch, pip, place, place, point, position, post, situation, slur, smear, smear, smirch, smirch, smudge, speckle, spotlight, spy, stain, topographic point, touch

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