- The definition of a blot is a spot or stain, whether physical or on a person's character.
An example of a blot is an ink stain on a shirt.
- Blot means to dry, soak up or remove.
An example of to blot is to wipe up tipped over milk with a paper towel.
blot definition by Webster's New World
- a spot or stain, esp. of ink
- anything that spoils or mars, esp. by providing an unpleasant contrast: that shack is a blot on the landscape
- a moral stain; disgrace
Origin: Middle English ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to make blots on; spot, stain, or blur
- to stain (a reputation); disgrace
- to erase or get rid of: memories blotted from one's mind
- to dry by soaking up the wet liquid, as with blotting paper
- to make blots
- to become blotted
- to be absorbent
- Backgammon an exposed piece, liable to capture
- Archaic a weak point; fault; failing
Origin: probably ; from Middle Dutch bloot or Danish blot, naked, uncovered
blot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance: a blot of paint.
- A stain on one's character or reputation; a disgrace. See Synonyms at stain.
- The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
- To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance.
- To bring moral disgrace to.
- To obliterate (writing, for example).
- To make obscure; hide: clouds blotting out the moon.
- To destroy utterly; annihilate: War blotted out their traditional way of life.
- To soak up or dry with absorbent material.
- To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
- To become blotted, soaked up, or absorbed.
Origin: Middle English.
- Games An exposed piece in backgammon.
- Archaic A weak point.
Origin: Possibly from Low German blat, naked, unprotected.
blot - Medical Definition
blot - Phrases/Idioms
- to darken or hide entirely; obscure
- to kill or destroy