1. [ noun ] a point located with respect to surface features of some region
Synonyms: place topographic_point

"this is a nice place for a picnic"

Related terms: point crown peak tomb hiding_place target high junction stop confluence nesting_place end birthplace rendezvous service_area solitude showplace scour pool mecca holy_place parhelion hole-in-the-wall facula sunspot facula overlook polling_place set
2. [ verb ] catch sight of
Synonyms: spy espy descry
Related terms: sight detection discoverer
3. [ noun ] a blemish made by dirt
Synonyms: blot smear daub smirch slur smudge

"he had a smudge on his cheek"

Related terms: blemish blotch fingermark inkblot smirch blot smear
4. [ noun ] (fine art,writing) a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
Related terms: section
5. [ noun ] a small contrasting part of something
Synonyms: patch dapple fleck maculation speckle

"a bald spot" "a leopard's spots" "a patch of clouds" "patches of thin ice": "a fleck of red"

Related terms: marking plaque speck macule nebula fret stipple speckle
6. [ noun ] an outstanding characteristic
Synonyms: point

"his acting was one of the high points of the movie"

Related terms: characteristic
7. [ noun ] (business) a business establishment for entertainment

"night spot"

Related terms: place_of_business cabaret joint hot_spot clip_joint
8. [ noun ] (fine art,writing) a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance

"they changed his spot on the program"

Related terms: section
9. [ noun ] (work) a job in an organization
Synonyms: position place post berth billet office situation slot

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

Related terms: occupation job legation professorship apprenticeship academicianship bishopry chairmanship chaplaincy attorneyship clerkship comptrollership bailiffship admiralty discipleship chancellorship foremanship chieftaincy headship commandership internship consulship legislatorship controllership cadetship ambassadorship curacy accountantship counselorship messiahship prelacy editorship eldership emirate protectorship generalship governorship headship solicitorship incumbency inspectorship instructorship tribuneship judgship lectureship fatherhood khanate librarianship lieutenancy councillorship caliphate marshalship mastership mayoralty moderatorship curatorship overlordship pastorship custodianship captainship praetorship precentorship deanship premiership presidency primateship principalship priorship proconsulship proctorship preceptorship prefecture receivership regency rulership secretaryship senatorship sinecure directorship speakership stewardship studentship teachership thaneship throne treasurership cardinalship viceroyship viziership wardenship wardership hot_seat apostleship fatherhood managership manhood peasanthood public_office residency sainthood womanhood magistracy station officiate post
10. [ verb ] make a spot or mark onto
Synonyms: stain blot blob fleck

"The wine spotted the tablecloth"

Related terms: change_surface tarnish vein marble speckle spatter tattoo splotch stain staining smudge
11. [ verb ] mar or impair with a flaw
Synonyms: blemish

"her face was blemished"

Related terms: dirty blemish
12. [ verb ] become spotted

"This dress spots quickly"

Related terms: change freckle fox smudge
13. [ noun ] (cards) a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
Synonyms: pip
Related terms: marker playing_card
14. [ noun ] (theater) a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
Synonyms: spotlight
Related terms: lamp theater_light
15. [ noun ] (cards) a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value

"an eight spot"

Related terms: playing_card five-spot nine-spot four-spot seven-spot six-spot ten-spot eight-spot
16. [ verb ] mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition

"spot the areas that one should clearly identify"

Related terms: mark mottle freckle
17. [ noun ] (medicine) a slight attack of illness
Synonyms: touch

"he has a touch of rheumatism"

Related terms: attack
18. [ noun ] (British) a small quantity
Synonyms: bit

"a spot of tea" "a bit of paper"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity UK
19. [ noun ] an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
Synonyms: smear smirch stain blot

"he made a huge blot on his copybook"

Related terms: mistake tarnish
Similar spelling:   Spoto