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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spot  \Spot\,  a. 
  Lit.,  being  on  the  spot,  or  place  hence  (Com.),  on  hand  for 
  immediate  delivery  after  sale;  --  said  of  commodities;  as 
  spot  wheat. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spot  \Spot\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  stained  with  spots. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spot  \Spot\,  n.  [Cf.  Scot.  &  D.  spat,  Dan.  spette,  Sw  spott 
  spittle,  slaver;  from  the  root  of  E.  spit.  See  {Spit}  to 
  eject  from  the  mouth,  and  cf  {Spatter}.] 
  1.  A  mark  on  a  substance  or  body  made  by  foreign  matter;  a 
  blot;  a  place  discolored. 
  Out  damned  spot!  Out  I  say!  --Shak. 
  2.  A  stain  on  character  or  reputation;  something  that  soils 
  purity;  disgrace;  reproach;  fault;  blemish. 
  Yet  Chloe,  sure  was  formed  without  a  spot.  --Pope. 
  3.  A  small  part  of  a  different  color  from  the  main  part  or 
  from  the  ground  upon  which  it  is  as  the  spots  of  a 
  leopard;  the  spots  on  a  playing  card. 
  4.  A  small  extent  of  space;  a  place  any  particular  place 
  ``Fixed  to  one  spot.''  --Otway. 
  That  spot  to  which  I  point  is  Paradise.  --Milton. 
  ``A  jolly  place,''  said  he  ``in  times  of  old!  But 
  something  ails  it  now:  the  spot  is  cursed.'' 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  variety  of  the  common  domestic  pigeon,  so 
  called  from  a  spot  on  its  head  just  above  its  beak. 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  sci[ae]noid  food  fish  ({Liostomus  xanthurus})  of  the 
  Atlantic  coast  of  the  United  States.  It  has  a  black 
  spot  behind  the  shoulders  and  fifteen  oblique  dark 
  bars  on  the  sides.  Called  also  {goody},  {Lafayette}, 
  {masooka},  and  {old  wife}. 
  b  The  southern  redfish,  or  red  horse,  which  has  a  spot 
  on  each  side  at  the  base  of  the  tail.  See  {Redfish}. 
  7.  pl  Commodities,  as  merchandise  and  cotton,  sold  for 
  immediate  delivery.  [Broker's  Cant] 
  {Crescent  spot}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  butterfly  of  the  family 
  {Melit[ae]id[ae]}  having  crescent-shaped  white  spots  along 
  the  margins  of  the  red  or  brown  wings. 
  {Spot  lens}  (Microscopy),  a  condensing  lens  in  which  the 
  light  is  confined  to  an  annular  pencil  by  means  of  a 
  small  round  diaphragm  (the  spot),  and  used  in  dark-field 
  ilumination;  --  called  also  {spotted  lens}. 
  {Spot  rump}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Hudsonian  godwit  ({Limosa 
  {Spots  on  the  sun}.  (Astron.)  See  {Sun  spot},  ander  {Sun}. 
  {On},  or  {Upon},  {the  spot},  immediately;  before  moving 
  without  changing  place 
  It  was  determined  upon  the  spot.  --Swift. 
  Syn:  Stain;  flaw;  speck;  blot;  disgrace;  reproach;  fault; 
  blemish;  place  site;  locality. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spot  \Spot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spotted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  make  visible  marks  upon  with  some  foreign  matter;  to 
  discolor  in  or  with  spots;  to  stain;  to  cover  with  spots 
  or  figures;  as  to  spot  a  garnment;  to  spot  paper. 
  2.  To  mark  or  note  so  as  to  insure  recognition;  to  recognize; 
  to  detect;  as  to  spot  a  criminal.  [Cant] 
  3.  To  stain;  to  blemish;  to  taint;  to  disgrace;  to  tarnish, 
  as  reputation;  to  asperse. 
  My  virgin  life  no  spotted  thoughts  shall  stain. 
  --Sir  P. 
  If  ever  I  shall  close  these  eyes  but  once,  May  I 
  live  spotted  for  my  perjury.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  {To  spot  timber},  to  cut  or  chip  it  in  preparation  for 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  point  located  with  respect  to  surface  features  of  some 
  region;  "this  is  a  nice  place  for  a  picnic"  [syn:  {topographic 
  point},  {place}] 
  2:  a  short  section  or  illustration  (as  between  radio  or  tv 
  programs  or  in  a  magazine)  that  is  often  used  for 
  3:  a  blemish  made  by  dirt;  "he  had  a  smudge  on  his  cheek"  [syn: 
  {smudge},  {blot},  {daub},  {smear},  {smirch},  {slur}] 
  4:  a  small  contrasting  part  of  something  "a  bald  spot";  "a 
  leopard's  spots";  "a  patch  of  clouds";  "a  fleck  of  red" 
  [syn:  {speckle},  {dapple},  {patch},  {fleck},  {maculation}] 
  5:  a  section  of  an  entertainment  that  is  assigned  to  a  specific 
  performer  or  performance;  "they  changed  his  spot  on  the 
  6:  an  outstanding  characteristic;  "his  acting  was  one  of  the 
  high  points  of  the  movie"  [syn:  {point}] 
  7:  a  place  for  entertainment;  "night  spot" 
  8:  a  job  in  an  organization  or  hierarchy;  "he  ocupied  a  post  in 
  the  treasury"  [syn:  {position},  {post},  {berth},  {slot},  {office}, 
  {place},  {situation}] 
  9:  a  slight  attack  of  illness;  "he  has  a  touch  of  rheumatism" 
  [syn:  {touch}] 
  10:  (British)  a  small  quantity;  "a  spot  of  tea";  "a  bit  of 
  paper"  [syn:  {bit}] 
  11:  a  mark  on  a  playing  card  (shape  depending  on  the  suit)  [syn: 
  12:  a  lamp  that  produces  a  strong  beam  of  light  to  illuminate  a 
  restricted  area;  used  to  focus  attention  of  a  stage 
  performer  [syn:  {spotlight}] 
  13:  a  playing  card  with  a  specified  number  of  pips  on  it  to 
  indicate  its  value;  "an  eight  spot" 
  14:  an  act  that  brings  discredit  to  the  person  who  does  it  "he 
  made  a  huge  blot  on  his  copybook"  [syn:  {blot},  {smear}, 
  {smirch},  {stain}] 
  v  1:  catch  sight  of  [syn:  {descry},  {espy},  {spy}] 
  2:  mar  or  impair  with  a  flaw;  "her  face  was  blemished"  [syn:  {blemish}] 
  3:  make  a  spot  or  mark  onto  "The  wine  spotted  the  tablecloth" 
  [syn:  {stain},  {fleck},  {blob},  {blot}] 
  4:  become  spotted;  "This  dress  spots  quickly" 
  5:  mark  with  a  spot  or  spots;  "spot  the  areas  that  one  should 
  clearly  recognize" 

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