Dictionary Results for spot


1. spot - noun

· 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(s): topographic_point, place

Hypernym(s): point




2. spot - noun

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

Hypernym(s): section, subdivision




3. spot - noun

· an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"

Synonym(s): point

Hypernym(s): characteristic




4. spot - noun

· a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"

Synonym(s): smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur

Hypernym(s): blemish, defect, mar




5. spot - noun

· 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(s): speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation

Hypernym(s): marking




6. spot - noun

· a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"

Hypernym(s): section, subdivision




7. spot - noun

· a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"

Hypernym(s): place_of_business, business_establishment




8. spot - noun

· a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

Synonym(s): position, post, berth, office, billet, place, situation

Hypernym(s): occupation, business, job, line_of_work, line




9. spot - noun

· a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"

Synonym(s): touch

Hypernym(s): attack




10. spot - noun

· 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(s): bit

Hypernym(s): small_indefinite_quantity, small_indefinite_amount




11. spot - noun

· a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

Synonym(s): pip

Hypernym(s): marker, marking, mark




12. spot - noun

· a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer

Synonym(s): spotlight

Hypernym(s): lamp




13. spot - noun

· a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"

Hypernym(s): playing_card




14. spot - noun

· an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

Synonym(s): blot, smear, smirch, stain

Hypernym(s): mistake, error, fault




15. spot - verb

· catch sight of

Synonym(s): descry, espy, spy

Hypernym(s): spy, sight




16. spot - verb

· 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(s): recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick_out, make_out, tell_apart




17. spot - verb

· mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"

Synonym(s): blemish

Hypernym(s): dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire




18. spot - verb

· make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"

Synonym(s): fleck, blob, blot

Hypernym(s): change_surface




19. spot - verb

· become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"

Hypernym(s): change




20. spot - verb

· mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"

Hypernym(s): mark





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