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English noun: spot

1. spot (location) a point located with respect to surface features of some region


SamplesThis is a nice place for a picnic.
A bright spot on a planet.


Synonymsplace, topographic point


Broader (hypernym)point


Narrower (hyponym)birthplace, crest, crown, end, grave, heights, hiding place, high, hole-in-the-wall, holy, holy place, junction, mecca, nesting place, overlook, peak, place of birth, polling place, polling station, pool, puddle, rendezvous, sanctum, scour, service area, showplace, solitude, stop, summit, target, target area, tip, tomb, top, zone

2. spot (communication) a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

3. spot (attribute) an outstanding characteristic


SamplesHis acting was one of the high points of the movie.


Synonymspoint


Broader (hypernym)characteristic

4. spot (attribute) a blemish made by dirt


SamplesHe had a smudge on his cheek.


Synonymsblot, daub, slur, smear, smirch, smudge


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


Narrower (hyponym)blotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, splodge, splotch

5. spot (attribute) a small contrasting part of something


SamplesA bald spot.
A leopard's spots.
A patch of clouds.
Patches of thin ice.
A fleck of red.


Synonymsdapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle


Broader (hypernym)marking


Narrower (hyponym)facula, facula, fret, macula, macula, macule, mock sun, nebula, parhelion, pinpoint, plaque, speck, splash, sundog, sunspot, worn spot

6. spot (communication) a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance


SamplesThey changed his spot on the program.


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

7. spot (artifact) a business establishment for entertainment


SamplesNight spot.


Broader (hypernym)business establishment, place of business


Narrower (hyponym)cabaret, clip joint, club, hot spot, hotspot, joint, night club, nightclub, nightspot

8. spot (act) a job in an organization


SamplesHe occupied a post in the treasury.


Synonymsberth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood

9. spot (state) a slight attack of illness


SamplesHe has a touch of rheumatism.


Synonymstouch


Broader (hypernym)attack

10. spot (quantity) a small piece or quantity of something


SamplesA spot of tea.
A bit of paper.
A bit of lint.
I gave him a bit of my mind.


Synonymsbit


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

11. spot (communication) a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)


Synonymspip


Broader (hypernym)mark, marker, marking


Part meronymplaying card

12. spot (artifact) a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer


Synonymsspotlight


Broader (hypernym)lamp


Member meronymtheater light

13. spot (artifact) a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value


SamplesAn eight-spot.


Broader (hypernym)playing card


Narrower (hyponym)eight, eight-spot, five, five-spot, four, four-spot, nine, nine-spot, seven, seven-spot, six, six-spot, ten, ten-spot

14. spot (act) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it


SamplesHe made a huge blot on his copybook.


Synonymsblot, smear, smirch, stain


Broader (hypernym)error, fault, mistake


English verb: spot

1. spot (perception) catch sight of


Synonymsdescry, espy, spy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)sight, spy

2. spot (perception) detect with the senses


SamplesThe fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards.
I can't make out the faces in this photograph.


Synonymsdiscern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, tell apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)discriminate, resolve


Entailcomprehend, perceive

3. spot (contact) mar or impair with a flaw


SamplesHer face was blemished.


Synonymsblemish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil

4. spot (contact) make a spot or mark onto


SamplesThe wine spotted the tablecloth.


Synonymsblob, blot, fleck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)bespatter, bespeckle, defile, maculate, spatter, speckle, splotch, stain, sully, tarnish


Verb groupstain

5. spot (change) become spotted


SamplesThis dress spots quickly.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)fox, freckle

6. spot (change) mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition


SamplesSpot the areas that one should clearly identify.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mark


Narrower (hyponym)cloud, dapple, freckle, mottle









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