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

2 senses of spotting

Sense 1
staining, spotting, maculation -- (the act of spotting or staining something)
       => soiling, soilure, dirtying -- (the act of soiling something)

Sense 2
detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting -- (the act of detecting something; catching sight of something)
       => discovery, find, uncovering -- (the act of discovering something)

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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