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Noun: spot  spót
  1. A small contrasting part of something
    "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots";
    - speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation
  2. A blemish made by dirt
    "he had a spot on his cheek";
    - smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
  3. A point located with respect to surface features of some region
    "a bright spot on a planet";
    - topographic point, place
  4. An outstanding characteristic
    "his acting was one of the high spots of the movie";
    - point
  5. A section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
    "they changed his spot on the program"
  6. A business establishment for entertainment
    "night spot"
  7. [informal] A slight attack of illness
    "he has a spot of rheumatism";
    - touch
  8. [informal] A small piece or quantity of something
    "a spot of tea";
    - bit
  9. A mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
    - pip
  10. A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
    - spotlight
  11. A playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
    "an eight-spot"
  12. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    - blot, smear, smirch, stain
  13. A short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
Verb: spot (spotted,spotting)  spót
  1. Catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    - spy, sight, descry, espy
  2. See or hear differences; identify a particular part or parts of a whole; detect with difficulty
    "The fleeing convicts were spotted of the darkness by the watchful prison guards";
    - recognize, recognise [Brit], distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart
  3. Mar or impair with a flaw
    "her face was spotted";
    - blemish
  4. Make a spot or mark onto
    "The wine spotted the tablecloth";
    - fleck, blob, blot
  5. Become spotted
    "This dress spots quickly"
  6. Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
    "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
  7. [Brit] Observe or take notes about instances of a particular type of thing as a hobby
    "he went train spotting"

Derived forms: spotted, spots, spotting

Type of: attack, begrime, bemire [archaic], blemish, business establishment, change, change surface, characteristic, colly [archaic], comprehend, defect, dirty, error, fault, grime, lamp, mar, mark, marker, marking, mistake, perceive, place of business, playing card, point, section, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, soil, subdivision

Part of: playing card, theater light [US], theatre light

Encyclopedia: Spot, North Carolina