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Adjective: spotted  spó-tid
  1. Having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting colour or texture)
    "a black-and-white spotted cow";
    - patched, spotty, blobby
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"

See also: patterned

Type of: begrime, bemire [archaic], change, change surface, colly [archaic], comprehend, dirty, grime, mark, perceive, soil

Encyclopedia: Spot, North Carolina