Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make spots on; mark with spots; cover with or as with blots or blemishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To mark with spots, or as with spots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make spots on; mark with spots; cover with or as with blots or blemishes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. mark with, or as if with, spots

Etymologies

From Middle English bespotten, equivalent to be- +‎ spot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But time would fail me to speak of Bridge Street, Brooklyn, a most pleasantly located, and beautiful structure; of Sullivan Street, New York, and of those thousand and one temples which bespot the mighty West; beginning with Wylie Street, Pittsburg, (our Mother, God bless her!) in every city they stand, until we are led to cry out:

    An Apology for African Methodism

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