Definition of "spot" []

  • A place of relatively small and definite limits. (noun)
  • A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings. (noun)
  • A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin. (noun)
  • A stain or blot. (noun)
  • Games A mark or pip on a playing card; a spade, club, diamond, or heart. (noun)
  • A small mark on a surface, such as a circular patch or stain, differing in colour or texture from its surroundings (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A geographical area that is restricted in extent (noun)
  • A location (noun)
  • A blemish of the skin, esp a pimple or one occurring through some disease (noun)
  • A blemish on the character of a person; moral flaw (noun)
  • A place of entertainment (noun)
  • A small quantity or amount (noun)
  • An awkward situation (noun)
  • A short period between regular television or radio programmes that is used for advertising (noun)
  • A position or length of time in a show assigned to a specific performer (noun)
  • The white ball that is distinguished from the plain by a mark or spot (noun)
  • The player using this ball (noun)
  • One of several small black dots on a table that mark where a ball is to be placed (noun)
  • Denoting or relating to goods, currencies, or securities available for immediate delivery and payment (noun)
  • Involving immediate cash payment (noun)
  • To observe or perceive suddenly, esp under difficult circumstances; discern (verb)
  • To put stains or spots upon (something) (verb)
  • (of some fabrics) to be susceptible to spotting by or as if by water (verb)
  • To place here and there (verb)
  • To look out for and note (trains, talent, etc) (verb)
  • To rain slightly; spit (verb)
  • To place (a ball) on one of the spots (verb)
  • To adjust fire in order to correct deviations from (the target) by observation (verb)
  • To yield (an advantage or concession) to (one's opponent) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "spot" in a sentence
  • "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_."
  • "More specifically. briandonnelly @MaileShoul Oh there is one in the house - took the title spot from Tori Spelling's novella. delicacy Tori Spelling @ 7th Anniversary Of Belle Gray Boutique"