Spot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spɑːt|  American pronunciation of the word spot
Brit.  |spɒt|  British pronunciation of the word spot


- a point located with respect to surface features of some region (syn: place)
a bright spot on a planet
- a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
- an outstanding characteristic (syn: point)
- a blemish made by dirt (syn: blot, daub, slur, smear, smirch, smudge)
- a small contrasting part of something (syn: dapple, fleck, patch, speckle)
a bald spot
a leopard's spots
- a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
they changed his spot on the program
- a business establishment for entertainment
night spot
- a job in an organization (syn: berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation)
- a slight attack of illness (syn: touch)
- a small piece or quantity of something (syn: bit)
a spot of tea
- a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) (syn: pip)
- a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer (syn: spotlight)
- a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
an eight-spot
- an act that brings discredit to the person who does it (syn: blot, smear, smirch, stain)


- catch sight of (syn: descry, espy, spy)
- detect with the senses (syn: discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognize)
- mar or impair with a flaw (syn: blemish)
- make a spot or mark onto (syn: blob, blot, fleck)
The wine spotted the tablecloth
- become spotted
This dress spots quickly
- mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
spot the areas that one should clearly identify

Extra examples

The wood still has some rough spots.

The chair's original paint is still visible in spots.

He fell through a weak spot in the ice.

The tablecloth had a couple of spots.

There were mud spots on the back of his pants.

I noticed some red spots on my arms.

This looks like a good spot for a picnic.

She spotted a deer in the woods.

The band's lead singer was recently spotted with a well-known actress.

They spotted us five points, and we still lost.

I'm a little short of cash. Can you spot me five bucks?

The official spotted the ball at the 10-yard line.

A few spots of blood were found near the telephone.

His skin was covered in spots.

Two spots of red appeared on her cheeks.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: spot
he/she/it: spots
present participle: spotting
past tense: spotted
past participle: spotted
singular: spot
plural: spots
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