Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Spot
  1. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
  2. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
  3. a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
  4. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight spot"
  5. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
  6. 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"
  7. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  8. an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
  9. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
  10. a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
  11. a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
  12. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"
  13. a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
  14. a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
  15. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
  16. become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
  17. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
  18. mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"
  19. catch sight of
Similar Words: blot, smear, smirch, stain, position, post, berth, office, billet, place, situation, spotlight, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation, smudge, daub, slur, point, pip, topographic point, bit, touch, blob, blemish, descry, espy, spy


Hyponyms: academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, attorneyship, bailiffship, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captainship, captaincy, cardinalship, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counselorship, counsellorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanship, deanery, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, fatherhood, foremanship, generalship, governorship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legation, legateship, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorship, pastorate, peasanthood, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulship, proconsulate, proctorship, professorship, chair, protectorship, public office, receivership, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood, cabaret, nightclub, club, nightspot, clip joint, hot spot, hotspot, joint, eight-spot, five-spot, four-spot, nine-spot, seven-spot, six-spot, ten-spot, speck, pinpoint, nebula, worn spot, fret, plaque, macule, macula, blotch, splodge, splotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, grave, tomb, junction, birthplace, place of birth, polling place, polling station, end, hiding place, high, heights, hole-in-the-wall, holy place, sanctum, holy, mecca, nesting place, overlook, peak, crown, crest, top, tip, summit, rendezvous, scour, service area, showplace, solitude, stop, target, target area, pool, puddle, parhelion, mock sun, sundog, sunspot, facula, freckle, mottle, dapple, cloud, fox, tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile, speckle, bespeckle, spatter, bespatter


Grouped Verbs: stain


Part Meronyms: playing card


Member Meronyms: theater light


Derivational Morphology: tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, besmirch, station, post, base, send, place, locate, site, officiate, function, spotlight, fleck, blob, blot, patch, mottle, dapple, cloud, speckle, bespeckle, stipple, blur, smudge, smutch, set, localize, localise, target, aim, direct, point, put, pose, position, lay, maculation, spotter, daub, slur, staining, spotting, blemish, defect, mar, detection, catching, espial, spying, lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, scout, picket, finder, discoverer


Anagrams: post, stop, Post


Language Translations:
Chinese: 斑點   Dutch: vlek  
Finnish: pilkku   French: tache  
German: Fleck   Greek: βούλα  
Hungarian: folt   Italian: macchia  
Japanese:   Korean:  
Norwegian: flekk   Portuguese: mancha  
Russian: пятно   Spanish: mancha  
Swedish: fläck  
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