Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spot

14 senses of spot

Sense 1
topographic point, place, spot -- (a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet")
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 2
spot -- (a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising)
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

Sense 3
point, spot -- (an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie")
       => characteristic -- (a distinguishing quality)

Sense 4
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur -- (a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek")
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

Sense 5
spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation -- (a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red")
       => marking -- (a pattern of marks)

Sense 6
spot -- (a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program")
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

Sense 7
spot -- (a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot")
       => place of business, business establishment -- (an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered)

Sense 8
position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation -- (a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury")
       => occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")

Sense 9
touch, spot -- (a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism")
       => attack -- (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea")

Sense 10
spot, bit -- (a small piece or quantity of something; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"; "a bit of lint"; "I gave him a bit of my mind")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 11
spot, pip -- (a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit))
       => marker, marking, mark -- (a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep")

Sense 12
spotlight, spot -- (a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer)
       => lamp -- (an artificial source of visible illumination)

Sense 13
spot -- (a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot")
       => playing card -- (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

Sense 14
blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain -- (an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook")
       => mistake, error, fault -- (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spot

6 senses of spot

Sense 1
descry, spot, espy, spy -- (catch sight of)
       => spy, sight -- (catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge")

Sense 2
spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart -- (detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph")

Sense 3
blemish, spot -- (mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished")
       => dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")

Sense 4
spot, fleck, blob, blot -- (make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

Sense 5
spot -- (become spotted; "This dress spots quickly")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 6
spot -- (mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify")
       => mark -- (make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads")

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