spotted

[ spot-id ]
/ ˈspɒt ɪd /

adjective

marked with or characterized by a spot or spots.
sullied; blemished.

Origin of spotted

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at spot, -ed3

Related forms

spot·ted·ly, adverbspot·ted·ness, noun

Definition for spotted (2 of 2)

Origin of spot

1150–1200; (noun) Middle English spotte; cognate with Middle Dutch, Low German spot speck, Old Norse spotti bit; (v.) late Middle English spotten to stain, mark, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for spotted (1 of 2)

spotted

/ (ˈspɒtɪd) /

adjective

characterized by spots or marks, esp in having a pattern of spots
stained or blemished; soiled or bespattered

British Dictionary definitions for spotted (2 of 2)

spot

/ (spɒt) /

noun

verb spots, spotting or spotted

Derived Forms

spottable, adjective

Word Origin for spot

C12 (in the sense: moral blemish): of German origin; compare Middle Dutch spotte, Old Norse spotti
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Medicine definitions for spotted

spot

[ spŏt ]

n.

A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
A stain or blot.

v.

To lose a slight amount of blood through the vagina.
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Idioms and Phrases with spotted

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.

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