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spot

noun

1 spot

A point located with respect to surface features of some region:
— A bright spot on a planet.

synonyms: place, topographic point.

Roget 182: place, lieu, spot, point, dot; niche, nook etc. (corner) 244; hole; pigeonhole etc. (receptacle) ... show more

Dutch: locatie, oord, plaats, plek
Polish: miejsce



2 spot

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

Dutch: spot

3 spot

An outstanding characteristic.

synonym: point.

4 spot

A blemish made by dirt.

synonyms: blot, daub, slur, smear, smirch, smudge.

Roget 874: disrepute, discredit; ill repute, bad repute, bad name, bad odor, bad favor, ill name, ill odor, ill favor; disapprobation etc. 932; ingloriousness, ... show more

Dutch: klad, schandvlek, smet, vlek
Polish: plama

5 spot

A small contrasting part of something:
— A bald spot.
— A leopard's spots.

synonyms: dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle.

Roget 848: blemish, disfigurement, deformity; adactylism; flaw, defect etc. (imperfection) 651; injury etc. (deterioration) 659; ... show more

Dutch: plek
Polish: plamka

6 spot

A section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance.

7 spot

A business establishment for entertainment.

8 spot

A job in an organization.

synonyms: berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation.

Roget 183: situation, position, locality, locale, status, latitude and longitude; footing, standing, standpoint, post; stage; aspect, attitude, ... show more

Dutch: standplaats
Polish: stoĊ‚ek, posterunek, stolec, stanowisko, funkcja

9 spot

A slight attack of illness.

synonym: touch.

10 spot

A small piece or quantity of something:
— A spot of tea.

synonym: bit.

Dutch: beetje, ietsepietsie, ietsepietsje, pietsie, pietsje, tikje, tikkeltje, vlek, vleugje
Polish: ciutka, krzta, krztyna, krzyna, odrobina

11 spot

A mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit).

synonym: pip.

Dutch: plek

12 spot

A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer.

synonym: spotlight.

Dutch: beetje, dagdagelijks, plaats, plek, puist, straler, vlek
Polish: lampa sceniczna, lampa teatralna

13 spot

A playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value.

Polish: blotka

14 spot

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it.

synonyms: blot, smear, smirch, stain.

Polish: plama

verb

1 spot

Catch sight of.

synonyms: descry, espy, spy.

Roget 550: indicate; be the sign etc. n.. of; denote, betoken; argue, testify etc. (evidence) 467; bear the impress etc. ... show more

Dutch: gewaarworden, ontwaren

2 spot

Detect with the senses.

synonyms: discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, recognize, tell apart.

Roget 480a: discover, find, determine, evolve, learn etc. 539; fix upon; pick up; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, ... show more

Dutch: onderkennen, onderscheiden

3 spot

Mar or impair with a flaw.

synonym: blemish.

4 spot

Make a spot or mark onto:
— The wine spotted the tablecloth.

synonyms: blob, blot, fleck.

Roget 653: be unclean, become unclean etc. adj.; rot, putrefy, ferment, fester, rankle, reek; stink etc. 401; mold, ... show more

5 spot

Become spotted.

6 spot

Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition.


Moby thesaurus: CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, IF signal, IM display, RF echoes, abode, ace, acne, aimless, allocate, appointment, arc, arc light, area, ascertain, aspersion, assign, atom, attaint ... show more.

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