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Definition 1: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a huge blot on his copybook

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: a job in an organization - [noun denoting act]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he occupied a post in the treasury

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of member of an honorary academy

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of accountant

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of admiral

(... is a kind of spot ) the post of ambassador

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of apostle

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of apprentice

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of associate (as in an office or academy)

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of attorney

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of bailiff

(... is a kind of spot ) the state of a baronet

(... is a kind of spot ) the office and dignity of a bishop

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of cadet

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of a caliph

(... is a kind of spot ) the post of captain

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of cardinal

"following the scandal, the cardinal resigned his cardinalate"

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of chairman

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of chancellor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of chaplain

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of chieftain

(... is a kind of spot ) the job of clerk

(... is a kind of spot ) the position or office of commander

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of comptroller

(... is a kind of spot ) the post of consul

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of controller

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of council member

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of counselor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of a curate

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of curator

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of custodian

(... is a kind of spot ) the position or office of a dean

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of a director of a business concern

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of disciple

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of editor

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of elder

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of an emir

(... is a kind of spot ) the status of a father

(... is a kind of spot ) the status of a religious leader

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of foreman

(... is a kind of spot ) the office and authority of a general

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of governor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of head

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of headmaster or headmistress

(... is a kind of spot ) a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of an incumbent

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of inspector

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of instructor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of a medical intern

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of judge

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of a khan

(... is a kind of spot ) the post of lecturer

(... is a kind of spot ) the post or office of legate

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of legislator

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of librarian

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of a lieutenant

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of magistrate

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of manager

(... is a kind of spot ) the status of being a man

(... is a kind of spot ) the post of marshall

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of master

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of mayor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of messiah

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of moderator

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of overlord

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of pastor

(... is a kind of spot ) the state of being a peasant

"the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"

(... is a kind of spot ) a highly desirable position or assignment

"a political plum"

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of praetor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of precentor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of preceptor

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of prefect

(... is a kind of spot ) the office or station of a prelate

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of premier

(... is a kind of spot ) the office and function of president

"Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of primate

(... is a kind of spot ) the post of principal

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of prior

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of proconsul

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of proctor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of professor

"he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of protector

(... is a kind of spot ) a position concerning the people as a whole

(... is a kind of spot ) the office or function of a rabbi

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of a receiver

(... is a kind of spot ) the office or station of a rector

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of a regent

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of ruler

(... is a kind of spot ) the status and dignity of a saint

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of secretary

(... is a kind of spot ) the position and authority of a feudal lord

(... is a kind of spot ) the office of senator

(... is a kind of spot ) an office that involves minimal duties

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of solicitor

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of Speaker

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of steward

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of student

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of teacher

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of thane

(... is a kind of spot ) the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of treasurer

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of tribune

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of trustee

(... is a kind of spot ) the office and function of a vice president

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of viceroy

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of vizier

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of warden

(... is a kind of spot ) the position of warder

(... is a kind of spot ) the status of a woman

Definition 3: a business establishment for entertainment - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • night spot

(spot is a kind of ...) 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

(... is a kind of spot ) a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink

"don't expect a good meal at a cabaret" "the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night" "he played the drums at a jazz club"

(... is a kind of spot ) a place of entertainment where high prices are charged for poor entertainment

(... is a kind of spot ) a lively entertainment spot

(... is a kind of spot ) a disreputable place of entertainment

Definition 4: a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) an artificial source of visible illumination

(... is a member of spot) any of various lights used in a theater

Definition 5: a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an eight-spot

(spot is a kind of ...) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

(... is a kind of spot ) one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face

(... is a kind of spot ) a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips

(... is a kind of spot ) a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips

(... is a kind of spot ) one of four playing cards in a deck with nine pips on the face

(... is a kind of spot ) one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face

(... is a kind of spot ) a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips

(... is a kind of spot ) one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face

Definition 6: a blemish made by dirt - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a smudge on his cheek

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

(... is a kind of spot ) an irregularly shaped spot

(... is a kind of spot ) a smudge made by a (dirty) finger

(... is a kind of spot ) a blot made with ink

Definition 7: a small contrasting part of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bald spot
  • a leopard's spots
  • a patch of clouds
  • patches of thin ice
  • a fleck of red

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) a pattern of marks

(... is a kind of spot ) a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots

(... is a kind of spot ) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

(... is a kind of spot ) a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

"two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"

(... is a kind of spot ) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

(... is a kind of spot ) (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body

(... is a kind of spot ) a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

(... is a kind of spot ) a patch of bright color

"her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"

(... is a kind of spot ) (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

(... is a kind of spot ) a very small spot

"the plane was just a speck in the sky"

(... is a kind of spot ) a bright spot on a planet

Definition 8: an outstanding characteristic - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his acting was one of the high points of the movie

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) a distinguishing quality

Definition 9: a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they changed his spot on the program

(spot is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 10: a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising - [noun denoting communication]

(spot is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 11: a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) a distinguishing symbol

"the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

(... is part of spot) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

Definition 12: a point located with respect to surface features of some region - [noun denoting location]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this is a nice place for a picnic
  • a bright spot on a planet

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

"she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"

(... is a kind of spot ) a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)

"he put flowers on his mother's grave"

(... is a kind of spot ) a place where people meet

"he was waiting for them at the rendezvous"

(... is a kind of spot ) a place that is scoured (especially by running water)

(... is a kind of spot ) place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities

(... is a kind of spot ) a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty

(... is a kind of spot ) a solitary place

(... is a kind of spot ) a spot where something halts or pauses

"his next stop is Atlanta"

(... is a kind of spot ) the location of the target that is to be hit

(... is a kind of spot ) something resembling a pool of liquid

"he stood in a pool of light" "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"

(... is a kind of spot ) the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

"the view from the peak was magnificent" "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock" "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"

(... is a kind of spot ) a high place affording a good view

(... is a kind of spot ) a place suitable for nesting

(... is a kind of spot ) the place where two or more things come together

(... is a kind of spot ) the place where someone was born

(... is a kind of spot ) a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election

(... is a kind of spot ) one of two places from which people are communicating to each other

"the phone rang at the other end" "both ends wrote at the same time"

(... is a kind of spot ) a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)

(... is a kind of spot ) a high place

"they stood on high and observed the countryside" "he doesn't like heights"

(... is a kind of spot ) a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place

"his office was a hole-in-the-wall"

(... is a kind of spot ) a sacred place of pilgrimage

(... is a kind of spot ) a place that attracts many visitors

"New York is a mecca for young artists"

(... is a kind of spot ) a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features

Definition 13: a small piece or quantity of something - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a spot of tea
  • a bit of paper
  • a bit of lint
  • I gave him a bit of my mind

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 14: a slight attack of illness - [noun denoting state]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a touch of rheumatism

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

"an attack of diarrhea"

Definition 15: mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition - [verb of change]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spot the areas that one should clearly identify

(spot is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

(... is a kind of spot ) mark with freckles

(... is a kind of spot ) colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

Definition 16: become spotted - [verb of change]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dress spots quickly

(spot is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of spot ) become freckled

"I freckle easily"

(... is a kind of spot ) become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots

Definition 17: make a spot or mark onto - [verb of contact]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wine spotted the tablecloth

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of spot ) blotch or spot

(... is a kind of spot ) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

"The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air" "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

(... is a kind of spot ) mark with small spots

"speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"

(... is a kind of spot ) spot, splash, or soil

"The baby spattered the bib with food"

(spot has a similar meaning as ...) produce or leave stains

"Red wine stains the table cloth"

Definition 18: mar or impair with a flaw - [verb of contact]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her face was blemished

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) make soiled, filthy, or dirty

"don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

Definition 19: catch sight of - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(spot is a kind of ...) catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

"he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

Definition 20: detect with the senses - [verb of perception]

Samples where spot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
  • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

Synonyms for spot in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of spot ) make clearly visible

"can this image be resolved?"

(... is a kind of spot ) distinguish

"I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

(spot implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

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