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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spotted  \Spot"ted\,  a. 
  Marked  with  spots;  as  a  spotted  garment  or  character.  ``The 
  spotted  panther.''  --Spenser. 
  {Spotted  fever}  (Med.),  a  name  applied  to  various  eruptive 
  fevers,  esp.  to  typhus  fever  and  cerebro-spinal 
  {Spotted  tree}  (Bot.),  an  Australian  tree  ({Flindersia 
  maculosa});  --  so  called  because  its  bark  falls  off  in 
  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]: 
  adj  1:  having  spots  or  patches  (small  areas  of  contrasting  color  or 
  texture);  "a  field  patched  with  ice  and  snow";  "a 
  black-and-white  spotted  cow"  [syn:  {patched}] 
  2:  especially  of  reputation;  "the  senator's  seriously  damaged 
  reputation";  "a  flyblown  reputation";  "a  tarnished 
  reputation";  "inherited  a  spotted  name"  [syn:  {besmirched}, 
  {damaged},  {flyblown},  {stained},  {sullied},  {tainted},  {tarnished}] 

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