Complete Definition of "spot"

English

rank|pain|official|loss|941|spot|wonderful|shook|fit

Etymology
Perhaps from MD. term|spotte|langdum or LG. term|spot|langnds.

Pronunciation
IPA|/spɒt/
audio|en-us-spot.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɒt

Noun
en-noun

  1. A stain or disfigure|disfiguring mark.

#: I have tried everything, and I can’t get this spot out.

  1. A pimple or pustule.

#: That morning, I saw that a spot had come up on my chin.

  1. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.

#: The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.

  1. A small amount or quantity.

#: Would you like to come round on Sunday for a spot of lunch?

  1. A particular location or area.

#: I like to eat lunch in a pleasant spot outside.

  1. A bright lamp; a spotlight.
  2. A brief advertisement or program segment on television.

#: Did you see the spot on the news about the shoelace factory?

Derived terms
on the spot
put someone on the spot
spot color, spot colour
spot market
spot remover
spot check
spot on
spotty
X marks the spot

Translations
trans-top|stain
Dutch: t|nl|vlek|f, i|Flemish t|nl|plek|f
Finnish: t+|fi|tahra
German: t+|de|Fleck|m
Norwegian: flekk
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|mancha|f
Russian: пятно (p'atnó) n
Swedish: fläck c
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trans-top|pimple, pustule
Dutch: t|nl|puist|f
French: t+|fr|bouton|m
Norwegian: kvise
trans-mid
Russian: t-|ru|прыщик|m|trprýšik|scCyrl
Scots: pluke
Spanish: t+|es|grano|m
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trans-top|a round or irregular patch of a different color
Arabic: ARchar|بقعة unicode|(búqʕáa) f
Chinese: 斑點, 斑点 (bāndiǎn)
Dutch: t|nl|vlek|f, i|Flemish t|nl|plek|f
Finnish: t+|fi|pilkku
French: t+|fr|tache|f
German: t+|de|Fleck|m
Greek: t|el|βούλα|f|sc=Grek (voúla)
Hungarian: folt
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|macchia|f
Japanese: 斑 (buchi), 斑点 (hanten), 染み (shimi)
Korean: 점 (jeom)
Norwegian: flekk, prikk
Portuguese: t+|pt|mancha|f
Russian: пятно (p'atnó) n
Spanish: t-|es|mancha|f
Swedish: fläck c, prick c
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trans-top|small amount
Dutch: t|nl|beetje|n, i|food t|nl|hap|m
French: t+|fr|peu|m
German: Bisschen n
Japanese: ちょっと (chotto)
Portuguese: t+|pt|pouco|m
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Spanish: poquito m / poquita f
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trans-top|location or area
Dutch: t|nl|plaats|f, t+|nl|plek|f
German: t+|de|Stelle|f, t+|de|Ort|m
Japanese: 場所 (basho)
Norwegian: sted n
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|lugar|m
Russian: t+|ru|место|n|trm'esto|scCyrl
Swedish: t+|sv|plats|c
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trans-top|bright lamp; spotlight
Dutch: t-|nl|spot|m, t|nl|straler|m
Finnish: spotti, kohdevalo
trans-mid
Portuguese: t|pt|lâmpada
Russian: прожектор (prožéktor) m, подсветка (podsv'étka) f
Swedish: t-|sv|spotlight|c
trans-bottom

trans-top|a brief advertisement
Dutch: t-|nl|spot|m, t|nl|reclamespot|m
German: Werbespot m
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checktrans-top
ttbc|Spanish: t-|es|paraje|m
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Verb
en-verb|spot|t|ing

  1. transitive To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate or identify.

#: Try to spot the differences between these two entries.

  1. finance To loan a small amount of money to someone.

#: I’ll spot you ten dollars for lunch.

  1. To stain; to leave a spot.

#: Hard water will spot if it is left on a surface.

  1. rfv-sense To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.

#: I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.

  1. context|gymnastics|dance|weightlifting To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.

#: I can’t do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.

  1. dance To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.

#: Most figure skaters do not spot their turns like dancers do.

Translations
trans-top|pick out, notice or identify
Dutch: t+|nl|opmerken, t|nl|vinden, t|nl|bemerken
Finnish: t+|fi|huomata
Norwegian: oppdage, identifisere
Portuguese: t+|pt|identificar
trans-mid
Russian: заметить (zamétit’), увидеть (uvídet’)
Swedish: märka ut
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trans-top|loan money to somebody
Dutch: t|nl|lenen, i|Netherlands t|nl|matsen
Norwegian: låne
trans-mid
Portuguese: emprestar (dinheiro a alguém)
Russian: взять в долг (vzjat’ v dolg)
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trans-top|stain; leave a spot
Dutch: t|nl|bevlekken, t|nl|vlek|alt=vlekken t|nl|maken
Portuguese: t-|pt|manchar
trans-mid
Russian: оставить пятно (ostávit’ pjatnó)
Swedish: fläcka ner
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trans-top|remove, or attempt to remove, a stain
Dutch: t|nl|ontvlekken
Portuguese: remover uma mancha
trans-mid
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trans-top|sports: support or assist a maneuver
Dutch: t|nl|spotten
trans-mid
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trans-top|dance: keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning
trans-mid
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Anagrams
opts
post
pots
stop
tops


Dutch

Pronunciation
IPA|/spɔt/

Etymology 1
rfc-level|Etymology not at level 3

Noun
nl-noun|g=m|-|-

  1. mockery

Synonyms
spotternij, plagerij, pesterij

Verb
spot

  1. nth s ind pres of|spotten|nth1|LDutch
  2. imper of|spotten|L=Dutch

Etymology
Borrowed from E.|nl term|spot|lang=en.

Noun
nl-noun|g=m|spots|spotje

  1. #English|spot; a spotlight.
  2. #English|spot; a brief segment on television.

French

Etymology
Borrowed from E.|fr term|spot|lang=en.

Pronunciation
IPA|/spɔt/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. physics|lang=fr light spot
  2. blip i|on radar
  3. context|cinematography|theatre|lang=fr spotlight, #English|spot

fr:spot
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ru:spot
fi:spot
ta:spot
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vi:spot
tr:spot
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zh:spot

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