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WordNet 2.0
  • an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
  • "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  • a job in an organization
  • "he occupied a post in the treasury"
  • a business establishment for entertainment
  • "night spot"
  • a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
  • "an eight spot"
  • a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area
  • used to focus attention of a stage performer
  • 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 blemish made by dirt
  • "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  • an outstanding characteristic
  • "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
  • a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
  • "they changed his spot on the program"
  • a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
  • a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
  • a point located with respect to surface features of some region
  • "this is a nice place for a picnic"
  • a small quantity
  • "a spot of tea"
  • "a bit of paper"
  • a slight attack of illness
  • "he has a touch of rheumatism"
  • mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
  • "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
  • become spotted
  • "This dress spots quickly"
  • make a spot or mark onto
  • "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
  • mar or impair with a flaw
  • "her face was blemished"
  • catch sight of
spot
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.

    "Out, damned spot! Out, I say!" -- Shak.

    2. A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.

    "Yet Chloe, sure, was formed without a spot." -- Pope.

    3. A small part of a different color from the main part, or from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a leopard; the spots on a playing card.

    4. A small extent of space; a place; any particular place. "Fixed to one spot." Otway.

    "That spot to which I point is Paradise." -- Milton.

    ""A jolly place," said he, "in times of old! But something ails it now: the spot is cursed."" -- Wordsworth.

    5. (Zoöl.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.

    6. (Zoöl.) (a) 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. (b) The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.

    7. pl. Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery. [Broker's Cant]

    Crescent spot
    (Zoöl.), any butterfly of the family Melitæidæ having crescent- shaped white spots along the margins of the red or brown wings.

    Spot lens
    (Microscopy), a condensing lens in which the light is confined to an annular pencil by means of a small, round diaphragm (the spot), and used in dark-field ilumination; -- called also spotted lens.

    Spot rump
    (Zoöl.), the Hudsonian godwit (Limosa hæmastica).

    Spots on the sun
    (Astron.) See Sun spot, ander Sun.

    On
    or Upon
    the spot
    immediately; before moving; without changing place.

    "It was determined upon the spot." -- Swift. Syn. -- Stain; flaw; speck; blot; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish; place; site; locality.

  • 1. To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots or figures; as, to spot a garnment; to spot paper.

    2. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal. [Cant]

    3. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.

    "My virgin life no spotted thoughts shall stain." -- Sir P. Sidney.

    "If ever I shall close these eyes but once, May I live spotted for my perjury." -- Beau. & Fl.

    To spot timber
    to cut or chip it, in preparation for hewing.

  • 1. To become stained with spots.

  • 1. Lit., being on the spot, or place; hence (Com.), on hand for immediate delivery after sale; -- said of commodities; as, spot wheat.

 

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.

Plato
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