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Meaning & Definition of Spot in English

English

Spot

/spɑt/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • topographic point
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • spot

2. A short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

    synonym:
  • spot

3. An outstanding characteristic

  • "His acting was one of the high points of the movie"
    synonym:
  • point
  • ,
  • spot

4. A blemish made by dirt

  • "He had a smudge on his cheek"
    synonym:
  • smudge
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • blot
  • ,
  • daub
  • ,
  • smear
  • ,
  • smirch
  • ,
  • slur

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • spot
  • ,
  • speckle
  • ,
  • dapple
  • ,
  • patch
  • ,
  • fleck
  • ,
  • maculation

6. A section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance

  • "They changed his spot on the program"
    synonym:
  • spot

7. A business establishment for entertainment

  • "Night spot"
    synonym:
  • spot

8. A job in an organization

  • "He occupied a post in the treasury"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • post
  • ,
  • berth
  • ,
  • office
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • billet
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • situation

9. A slight attack of illness

  • "He has a touch of rheumatism"
    synonym:
  • touch
  • ,
  • spot

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • spot
  • ,
  • bit

11. A mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

    synonym:
  • spot
  • ,
  • pip

12. A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area

  • Used to focus attention of a stage performer
    synonym:
  • spotlight
  • ,
  • spot

13. A playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value

  • "An eight-spot"
    synonym:
  • spot

14. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it

  • "He made a huge blot on his copybook"
    synonym:
  • blot
  • ,
  • smear
  • ,
  • smirch
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • stain

verb

1. Catch sight of

    synonym:
  • descry
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • espy
  • ,
  • spy

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • spot
  • ,
  • recognize
  • ,
  • recognise
  • ,
  • distinguish
  • ,
  • discern
  • ,
  • pick out
  • ,
  • make out
  • ,
  • tell apart

3. Mar or impair with a flaw

  • "Her face was blemished"
    synonym:
  • blemish
  • ,
  • spot

4. Make a spot or mark onto

  • "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
    synonym:
  • spot
  • ,
  • fleck
  • ,
  • blob
  • ,
  • blot

5. Become spotted

  • "This dress spots quickly"
    synonym:
  • spot

6. Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition

  • "Spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
    synonym:
  • spot

Examples of using

The woman said the spot was hers.
He consented on the spot.
He understands everything right on the spot.