- one of various traditional, geometric drawings of a club, diamond, heart, or spade on a playing card for indicating suit and value.
- any playing card from a two through a ten: He drew a jack, a queen, and a three spot.
- a small quantity of anything.
- a drink: a spot of tea.
- to determine (a location) precisely on either the ground or a map.
- to observe (the results of gunfire at or near a target) for the purpose of correcting aim.
- pertaining to the point of origin of a local broadcast.
- broadcast between announced programs.
Idioms about spot
- without delay; at once; instantly.
- at the very place in question.
- in a difficult or embarrassing position.
- in a position of being expected to act or to respond in some way.
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How to use spot in a sentence
Still, some parents wondered what they were sending their kids to and worried not attending could cost their kid a spot on the school’s team.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out|Ashly McGlone|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
On Monday it was announced that a peculiar gas called phosphine had been spotted in the clouds above Venus.
Spotting such marvels requires finding just the right wild spot.‘Vampire’ parasite challenges the definition of a plant|Susan Milius|September 16, 2020|Science News For Students
Hurricanes that inch along can actually bring more destruction as they hover over an area, dumping immense amounts of water in one spot.A nearly unprecedented cluster of tropical storms are brewing in the Atlantic|Sara Chodosh|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Given the way the two companies have cared for their people and the wider community, it’s no wonder that both Stryker and Arthrex earned spots on the 2020 list of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production.How the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have risen to the COVID-19 challenge|lbelanger225|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Michael Steinbrick, a personal trainer with New York Sports Clubs, says he can always spot a newbie.
In the years to come, Wha became a legendary starting out spot for various soon-to-be rock stars.
And so the “Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria” in this number earns it a spot on my list.
On my short list of the great rock voices of all time, he is battling for the top spot with Mick Jagger.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While 15 miles per week has benefits, “the sweet spot is probably around 30 miles of running per week,” Williams argues.Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk|DailyBurn|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
There was a lathe near the spot where David Arden stood, and shavings and splinters under his feet.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
We see the whole land, even if but at a distance, instead of being limited merely to the spot where our foot treads.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
A clock was put above the spot where the fountain stood, in April, 1852, which cost £60.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for spot
- Also called: spot ball the white ball that is distinguished from the plain by a mark or spot
- the player using this ball
- at the place in question
- in the best possible position to deal with a situation
- in an awkward predicament
- without moving from the place of one's location, etc
- (as modifier)our on-the-spot reporter
- some aspect of a character or situation that is susceptible to criticism
- a flaw in a person's knowledgeclassics is my weak spot
Derived forms of spotspottable, adjective
Word Origin for spot
Medical definitions for spot
Other Idioms and Phrases with spot
see blind spot; hit the high spots; hit the spot; in a bind (tight spot); in a fix (spot); Johnny-on-the-spot; knock the socks (spots) off; leopard cannot change its spots; on the spot; rooted to the spot; soft spot; x marks the spot.