Related formsspot·ted·ly, adverbspot·ted·ness, noun
Definition for spotted (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of spot
Examples from the Web for spotted
Unconfirmed reports in the French media claimed that the brothers were spotted at a gas station in northern France on Thursday.
They were looping back around and coming down Tiebout Avenue when they spotted two figures.
Other officials told reporters that searchers also spotted a life vest and baggage in the water.
Conservative hit man turned liberal media critic David Brock, spotted smoking an e-cigarette in the lobby.
We spotted two places along the fire road where a car could pull over.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'|Marilyn Johnson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Mohawks cannot find us here, Spotted Deer declared, confidently.Running Fox|Elmer Russell Gregor
If somebody was coming to help the Cerberus it would be bound to spot the other ship, and it didn't want to be spotted.A Matter of Importance|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It is of a darker blue colour, but spotted like its congener, each feather having from four to six spots upon it.The Young Yagers|Mayne Reid
It was only a wisp of motion, a mere flutter in the aspens, and as soon as Ted spotted it, he lost it.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
When the Haughts came out into the open upon that bench one of the pups and the spotted hound, Rock, were with them.Tales of lonely trails|Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for spotted (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for spotted (2 of 2)
- 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 Formsspottable, adjective
Word Origin for spot
Medicine definitions for spotted
Idioms and Phrases with spotted
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.