- 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.
verb (used with object), spot·ted, spot·ting.
- 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.
verb (used without object), spot·ted, spot·ting.
- pertaining to the point of origin of a local broadcast.
- broadcast between announced programs.
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Idioms for 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.
Origin of spot
OTHER WORDS FROM spot
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Example sentences from the Web for spot
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
And so the “Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria” in this number earns it a spot on my list.
Then he took the chicken and walked over to his spot near the garbage and sat down to eat it.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wonder if the seasoned salesman can spot the billionaires on sight.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were advised to “try showing a little class” and “[d]ress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”
After all, not every county medical examiner can spot CTE on microscopic slides.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?|Robert Silverman|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I was somewhere about this spot when the half-hour struck last night, for your clocks were fast," remarked Rupert.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
As for such faces as Jael's, it killed them on the spot, but that was all.Put Yourself in His Place|Charles Reade
And make haste at every such sudden recollection and fall down on the spot in a deeper compunction than ever before.Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
They gather round the spot where the tin stood and peer into the ground, as though some sprite had bewitched it into the earth.Sidelights on Chinese Life|J. Macgowan
On arriving at this spot I felt sure that I had now found the place wanted.Forty Years Among the Indians|Daniel W. Jones
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
verb spots, spotting or spotted
Derived forms of spotspottable, adjective
Word Origin for spot
Medical definitions for spot
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.