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Etymology

From Middle English spot or spotte, cognate with Middle Dutch spotte (spot speck), Low German spot, and Old Norse spotti (small piece). Also Old English splott (spot, plot of land).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
spot

Plural
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  1. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
    The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.
  2. A stain or disfiguring mark.
    I have tried everything, and I can’t get this spot out.
  3. A pimple, papule or pustule.
    That morning, I saw that a spot had come up on my chin.
    I think she's got chicken pox; she's covered in spots.
  4. A small, unspecified amount or quantity.
    Would you like to come round on Sunday for a spot of lunch?
  5. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A bill of five-dollar or ten-dollar denomination in dollars.
    Here's the twenty bucks I owe you, a ten spot and two five spots.
  6. A location or area.
    I like to eat lunch in a pleasant spot outside.
  7. (sports) An official determination of placement.
    The fans were very unhappy with the referee's spot of the ball.
  8. A bright lamp; a spotlight.
  9. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
    Did you see the spot on the news about the shoelace factory?
  10. Difficult situation; predicament
    She was in a real spot when she ran into her separated husband while on a date.

Derived terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to spot

Third person singular
spot

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to spot (third-person singular simple present spot, present participle t, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate or identify.
    Try to spot the differences between these two entries.
  2. (finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.
    I’ll spot you ten dollars for lunch.
  3. To stain; to leave a spot.
    Hard water will spot if it is left on a surface.
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
    I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.
    I can’t do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.
  6. (dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
    Most figure skaters do not spot their turns like dancers do.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Noun

spot m. (no plural, no diminutive)

  1. mockery
Synonyms

Verb

spot

  1. First-person singular indicative simple present form of spotten.
  2. Imperative form of spotten.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English spot.

Noun

spot m. (plural spots, diminutive spotje)

  1. spot; a spotlight.
  2. spot; a brief segment on television.

Anagrams


French

Etymology

Borrowed from English spot.

Pronunciation

Noun

spot m. (plural spots)

  1. (physics) light spot
  2. blip (on radar)
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) spotlight, spot

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