from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place of relatively small and definite limits.
- n. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
- n. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
- n. A stain or blot.
- n. Games A mark or pip on a playing card; a spade, club, diamond, or heart.
- n. Games A playing card with a specified number of such marks on it indicating its value.
- n. Informal A piece of paper money worth a specified number of dollars.
- n. A location; a locale.
- n. A point of interest: There are a lot of spots to visit in the old city.
- n. A position or an item in an ordered arrangement.
- n. Informal A situation, especially a troublesome one.
- n. A flaw in one's reputation or character.
- n. A short presentation or commercial on television or radio between major programs: a news spot.
- n. Informal A spotlight.
- n. A small croaker (Leiostomus xanthurus) of North American Atlantic waters, having a dark mark above each pectoral fin and valued as a food and sport fish.
- n. Chiefly British A small amount; a bit.
- transitive v. To cause a spot or spots to appear on, especially:
- transitive v. To soil with spots.
- transitive v. To decorate with spots; dot.
- transitive v. To harm; besmirch.
- transitive v. To place in a particular location; situate precisely.
- transitive v. To detect or discern, especially visually; spy.
- transitive v. To remove spots from, as in a laundry.
- transitive v. Sports To yield a favorable scoring margin to: spotted their opponents 11 points.
- transitive v. Sports To act as a spotter for (a gymnast, for example).
- transitive v. Informal To lend: Can you spot me $25 until payday?
- intransitive v. To become marked with spots.
- intransitive v. To cause a discoloration or make a stain.
- intransitive v. To locate targets from the air during combat or training missions.
- adj. Made, paid, or delivered immediately: a spot sale.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a market in which payment or delivery is immediate: the spot market in oil.
- adj. Involving random or selective instances or actions: a spot investigation.
- adj. Presented between major radio or television programs: a spot announcement.
- idiom in spots Now and then; here and there; occasionally.
- idiom on the spot Without delay; at once.
- idiom on the spot At the scene of action.
- idiom on the spot Under pressure or attention; in a pressed position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
- n. A stain or disfiguring mark.
- n. A pimple, papule or pustule.
- n. A small, unspecified amount or quantity.
- n. A bill of five-dollar or ten-dollar denomination in dollars.
- n. A location or area.
- n. A parking space.
- n. An official determination of placement.
- n. A bright lamp; a spotlight.
- n. A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
- n. Difficult situation; predicament
- n. One who spots (supports or assists a maneuver, or is prepared to assist if safety dictates); a spotter
- n. penalty spot
- n. The act of spotting or noticing something.
- v. To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate, distinguish or identify
- v. To loan a small amount of money to someone.
- v. To stain; to leave a spot.
- v. To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
- v. To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.
- v. To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.
- n. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
- n. A small part of a different color from the main part, or from the ground upon which it is.
- n. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.
- n. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.
- n. A sciænoid food fish (Liostomus xanthurus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States. It has a black spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark bars on the sides. Called also goody, Lafayette, masooka, and old wife.
- n. The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.
- n. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.
- transitive v. To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots or figures
- transitive v. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect.
- transitive v. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.
- intransitive v. To become stained with spots.
- adj. Lit., being on the spot, or place
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stain made by foreign matter; a blot; a speck.
- n. A blemish; a flaw, a fault; especially, a stain upon moral purity.
- n. A bit of surface differing in some way from the rest, as in color, material, or finish; a dot; a small mark.
- n. A pustule or other eruptive mark, as in a rash.
- n. One of the pips on a playing-card; hence, in composition with a numeral, the card having pips to the number expressed: as, to play a ten-spot
- n. One of two marked points on a billiard-table, on which balls are placed, or from which they are to be played.
- n. A dark place on the disk or face of the sun or of a planet. See sun-spot.
- n. In zaöl., a color-mark of rounded or indeterminate form, but not very long for its width, and thus not forming a streak or stripe; a blotch; a macula: usually said of markings larger or than those called dots or points. An eyed spot forms an ocellus (which see).
- n. A small extent of space; a particular locality; a place; a site.
- n. A piece; a bit; hence, something very minute; a particle; an atom.
- n. A breed of domestic pigeons having a spot on the head above the beak.
- n. Asciænoid fish, Liostomus xanthurus (obliquus), also called goody, lafayette, oldwife, and pig-fish. See cut under lafayette.
- n. The southern redfish or drum, Sciænops ocellatus. See cut under redfish.
- n. A small fishing-ground.
- n. At the precise place and time; at the place and time at which something specified occurred: as, a picture of a skirmish made on the spot.
- To make a spot on; blot; stain; discolor or defile in a spot or spots.
- To mar the perfection or moral purity of; blemish; tarnish; sully.
- To mark or cover with spots; mark in spots: dot.
- Specifically To put a patch or patches on (the face) by way of ornament.
- To mark as with a spot; especially, to note as of suspicious or doubtful character. Tuft's Glossary of Thieves' Jargon (1798).
- To note or recognize by some peculiarity; catch with the eye; detect; come upon; find out.
- In horse-racing, to indicate, give a hint as to, or name: as, to spot the winner of a future race.
- To place upon a spot; specifically, in billiards, to place (a ball) on one of the spots or marks on the table.
- To make a spot; cause a stain, discoloration, orshadow.
- To be subject to spots; he easily spotted: as, a fabric that spots when exposed to damp.
- n. A small piece of ground or inclosure; a plot: applied to land or crops.
- Made, paid, delivered, or the like, on the spot, or at once: as, spot wheat.
- In New Zealand, to buy up (choice spots of land containing water, etc.), ruining the neighboring property. Called peacock in Australia.
- See blaze, 2, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a spot or mark onto
- v. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
- n. a business establishment for entertainment
- n. a slight attack of illness
- n. a point located with respect to surface features of some region
- n. a small contrasting part of something
- v. mar or impair with a flaw
- v. become spotted
- n. a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
- v. catch sight of
- v. detect with the senses
- n. a small piece or quantity of something
- n. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
- n. an outstanding characteristic
- n. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
- n. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
- n. a blemish made by dirt
- n. a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
- n. a job in an organization
- n. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
This description implies the assemblage of strangers from all parts in one spot; -- _from all parts_; else, how will you find professors and students for every department of knowledge? and _in one spot_; else, how can there be any school at all?
Or (if the elastic cord has already been fastened) we may remove the eye-tube and shift the telescope-tube about -- the direction in which the sun lies being roughly known -- until we see the spot of light received down the telescope's axis grow brighter and brighter and finally become a _spot of sun-light_.
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He further said that Chelsea will make a strong comeback to gain the title spot back.
Kemmerer clinched his title spot on Saturday with a 1-0 decision over Western State College's Marques Bravo, using an escape in the second tiebreaker.
I think the term spot reduction was created in order to try to market various fitness or fat loss products.
Here, in a Toussaint arrangement that is the soul of the term spot-on, trumpeter Nicholas Payton shows just how deeply he understands this happy, jaunty number in a free, easy, yet deceptively commanding performance of the song's famous changes.
Outside of the $1.60 an hour trying to find a spot is a PITA as well.
If a fight breaks out in either dugout between, say, the left fielder and the second baseman, this spot is almost as good as a ringside seat.