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blot


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blot  \Blot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blotted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blotting}.]  [Cf.  Dan.  plette.  See  3d  {Blot}.] 
  1.  To  spot,  stain,  or  bespatter,  as  with  ink. 
 
  The  brief  was  writ  and  blotted  all  with  gore. 
  --Gascoigne. 
 
  2.  To  impair;  to  damage;  to  mar;  to  soil. 
 
  It  blots  thy  beauty,  as  frosts  do  bite  the  meads. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  stain  with  infamy;  to  disgrace. 
 
  Blot  not  thy  innocence  with  guiltless  blood.  --Rowe. 
 
  4.  To  obliterate,  as  writing  with  ink;  to  cancel;  to  efface; 
  --  generally  with  out  as  to  blot  out  a  word  or  a 
  sentence.  Often  figuratively;  as  to  blot  out  offenses. 
 
  One  act  like  this  blots  out  a  thousand  crimes. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  obscure;  to  eclipse;  to  shadow. 
 
  He  sung  how  earth  blots  the  moon's  gilded  wane. 
  --Cowley. 
 
  6.  To  dry,  as  writing,  with  blotting  paper. 
 
  Syn:  To  obliterate;  expunge;  erase;  efface;  cancel;  tarnish; 
  disgrace;  blur;  sully;  smear;  smutch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blot  \Blot\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  a  blot;  as  this  paper  blots  easily. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blot  \Blot\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.  blettr  Dan.  plet.] 
  1.  A  spot  or  stain,  as  of  ink  on  paper;  a  blur.  ``Inky  blots 
  and  rotten  parchment  bonds.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  obliteration  of  something  written  or  printed;  an 
  erasure.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  A  spot  on  reputation;  a  stain;  a  disgrace;  a  reproach;  a 
  blemish. 
 
  This  deadly  blot  in  thy  digressing  son.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blot  \Blot\,  n.  [Cf.  Dan.  blot  bare,  naked,  Sw  blott,  d.  bloot, 
  G.  bloss,  and  perh.  E.  bloat.] 
  1.  (Backgammon) 
  a  An  exposure  of  a  single  man  to  be  taken  up 
  b  A  single  man  left  on  a  point,  exposed  to  be  taken  up 
 
  He  is  too  great  a  master  of  his  art  to  make  a 
  blot  which  may  be  so  easily  hit.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  A  weak  point;  a  failing;  an  exposed  point  or  mark. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blot 
  n  1:  a  blemish  made  by  dirt;  "he  had  a  smudge  on  his  cheek"  [syn: 
  {smudge},  {spot},  {daub},  {smear},  {smirch},  {slur}] 
  2:  an  act  that  brings  discredit  to  the  person  who  does  it  "he 
  made  a  huge  blot  on  his  copybook"  [syn:  {smear},  {smirch}, 
  {spot},  {stain}] 
  v  1:  dry  (ink)  with  blotting  paper 
  2:  make  a  spot  or  mark  onto  "The  wine  spotted  the  tablecloth" 
  [syn:  {spot},  {stain},  {fleck},  {blob}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Blot 
  a  stain  or  reproach  (Job  31:7;  Prov.  9:7).  To  blot  out  sin  is  to 
  forgive  it  (Ps.  51:1,  9;  Isa.  44:22;  Acts  3:19).  Christ's 
  blotting  out  the  handwriting  of  ordinances  was  his  fulfilling 
  the  law  in  our  behalf  (Col.  2:14). 
 




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