verb (used with object)
- specimen plant,
- specious present,
- speckle interferometry,
- speckle pattern,
Origin of speck
Examples from the Web for speck
“I think you'd make a great city planner just based on what you've learned from designing this game,” Speck tells Librande.
“I think about design, but I'm not operating on a scale where I'm thinking about power production,” says Speck.
Far away out there lay the gray-blue sea—a plain without a speck on it.
A speck of light in the darkness it showed, a distant moving lantern on the curtain of the night.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Far ahead they could see the Wireless looking like a speck on the tumbling waters.Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise|Louis Arundel
We often hear it said of another, “She is so afraid of a speck of dirt, that she will certainly be an old maid.”The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
The roar of the breakers suddenly ceased, and as they looked behind them the archway was no more than a speck of light.The Old Tobacco Shop|William Bowen
Word Origin for speck
Old English specca "small spot, stain," of unknown origin; probably related to Dutch speckel "speck, speckle," Middle Dutch spekelen "to sprinkle." Meaning "tiny bit" developed c.1400.