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Definition of 'spot'


  1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: speckle dapple patch fleck maculation

      A small speckled rock 

  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"
       Synonyms: point
  7. a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
  8. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
       Synonyms: position post berth office billet place situation
  9. a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
       Synonyms: touch
  10. a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
       Synonyms: bit
  11. a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
       Synonyms: pip
  12. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: blot smear smirch stain


  1. catch sight of
       Synonyms: descry espy spy
  2. mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"
       Synonyms: blemish
  3. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
       Synonyms: fleck blob blot
  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"

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