(1) An act that brings discredit to the person who does it
"He made a huge blot on his copybook"
(2) A job in an organization
"He occupied a post in the treasury"
(3) A business establishment for entertainment
(4) A playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
"An eight spot"
(5) A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
(6) 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"
(7) A blemish made by dirt
"He had a smudge on his cheek"
(8) An outstanding characteristic
"His acting was one of the high points of the movie"
(9) A section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
"They changed his spot on the program"
(10) A short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
(11) A mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
(12) A point located with respect to surface features of some region
"This is a nice place for a picnic"
(13) A small quantity
"A spot of tea"
"A bit of paper"
(14) A slight attack of illness
"He has a touch of rheumatism"
(15) Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
"Spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
(16) Become spotted
"This dress spots quickly"
(17) Make a spot or mark onto
"The wine spotted the tablecloth"
(18) Mar or impair with a flaw
"Her face was blemished"
(19) Catch sight of
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- A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
- The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.
- A stain or disfiguring mark.
- I have tried everything, and I can’t get this spot out.
- A pimple, papule or pustule.
- That morning, I saw that a spot had come up on my chin.
- I think she's got chicken pox; she's covered in spots.
- 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 location or area.
- I like to eat lunch in a pleasant spot outside.
- An official determination of placement.
- The fans were very unhappy with the referee's spot of the ball.
- 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?
- Difficult situation; predicament
- She was in a real spot when she ran into her separated husband while on a date.
- 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 spot.
- 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.
- 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 while turning.
- Most figure skaters do not spot their turns like dancers do.
- light spot
- spotlight, spot
- spot (theatrical light; luminous point; brief radio or TV publicity)