"spot" in the noun sense
1. topographic point, place, spot
a point located with respect to surface features of some region
"this is a nice place for a picnic"
"a bright spot on a planet"
a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
3. point, spot
an outstanding characteristic
"his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
4. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
a blemish made by dirt
"he had a smudge on his cheek"
5. spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation
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"
a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
"they changed his spot on the program"
a business establishment for entertainment
8. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
a job in an organization
"he occupied a post in the treasury"
9. touch, spot
a slight attack of illness
"he has a touch of rheumatism"
10. spot, bit
a small piece or quantity of something
"a spot of tea"
"a bit of paper"
"a bit of lint"
"I gave him a bit of my mind"
11. spot, pip
a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
12. spotlight, spot
a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area used to focus attention of a stage performer
a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
14. blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain
an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
"he made a huge blot on his copybook"
"spot" in the verb sense
1. descry, spot, espy, spy
catch sight of
2. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart
detect with the senses
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"
"I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
3. blemish, spot
mar or impair with a flaw
"her face was blemished"
4. spot, fleck, blob, blot
make a spot or mark onto
"The wine spotted the tablecloth"
"This dress spots quickly"
mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
"spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
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