- The definition of a spot is a flaw, stain or rounded mark either on something or in a person's character.
An example of spot is a red wine stain.
- Spot is defined as to stain, to remove stains, to recognize or to see.
- An example of spot is to clean up a red wine stain.
- An example of spot is to notice a best friend in a crowd of people.
spot definition by Webster's New World
- a small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
- any of the pips used on playing cards, dice, etc.
- a playing card having (a specified number of) pips: the ten spot of spades
- a flaw or defect, as in character or reputation; something blameworthy; fault
- a locality; place: a good fishing spot
- any small area or space
- a small, edible, silvery, marine drum fish (Leiostomus xanthurus) of the W Atlantic with a black spot behind the gill cover
- Brit., Informal a small quantity; bit: a spot of tea
- Informal position; situation; job
- Informal position or place in a schedule or listing
- Informal a spot advertisement or announcement
- Informal the advantage or handicap given an opponent
- ☆ Slang a nightclub
- ☆ Slang a piece of paper money of a specified value: a ten spot
Origin: Middle English ; from or akin to Middle Dutch spotte, akin to Old Norse spotti, small piece (of ground)
- to mark with spots
- to sully; stain; blemish
- to mark for future consideration
- to place in or on a given spot or spots; locate: to spot men at strategic points
- Informal to put in a spot in a schedule or listing
- to be located at various places in or on
- to shine a spotlight on
- to remove (individual spots, marks, etc.) as in dry cleaning
- to pick out; detect; see; recognize: to spot someone in a crowd
- to determine the location of (a target, the enemy, etc.)
- to correct the accuracy of (gunfire) for a gun crew
- to observe and report on (plays) as a spotter in sports
- ☆ Informal to allow as an advantage or handicap: to spot an opponent points
- to become marked with spots
- to cause a spot or spots; make a stain, as ink, water, etc.
- to act as a spotter, esp. for a gun crew or in sports
- that can be paid out or delivered immediately; ready: spot cash
- involving immediate payment of cash
- involving cash transactions only
- made at random or according to an arbitrary sampling procedure: a spot survey
- inserted between regular radio or television programs: a spot advertisement or announcement
spot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A place of relatively small and definite limits.
- a. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.b. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.c. A stain or blot.
- Games a. A mark or pip on a playing card; a spade, club, diamond, or heart.b. A playing card with a specified number of such marks on it indicating its value.
- Informal A piece of paper money worth a specified number of dollars.
- a. A location; a locale.b. A point of interest: There are a lot of spots to visit in the old city.c. A position or an item in an ordered arrangement.
- Informal A situation, especially a troublesome one.
- A flaw in one's reputation or character.
- A short presentation or commercial on television or radio between major programs: a news spot.
- Informal A spotlight.
- pl. spot or spots A small croaker (Leiostomus xanthurus) of North American Atlantic waters, having a dark mark above each pectoral fin and valued as a food and sport fish.
- Chiefly British A small amount; a bit.
- To cause a spot or spots to appear on, especially:a. To soil with spots.b. To decorate with spots; dot.
- To harm; besmirch.
- To place in a particular location; situate precisely.
- To detect or discern, especially visually; spy.
- To remove spots from, as in a laundry.
- Sports To yield a favorable scoring margin to: spotted their opponents 11 points.
- Sports To act as a spotter for (a gymnast, for example).
- Informal To lend: Can you spot me $25 until payday?
- To become marked with spots.
- To cause a discoloration or make a stain.
- To locate targets from the air during combat or training missions.
- Made, paid, or delivered immediately: a spot sale.
- Of, relating to, or being a market in which payment or delivery is immediate: the spot market in oil.
- Involving random or selective instances or actions: a spot investigation.
- Presented between major radio or television programs: a spot announcement.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English.
- spotˈta·ble adjective
spot - Computer Definition
In the context of digital subscriber line (DSL), a frame used where a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) or Internet service provider (ISP) is leasing dry copper pairs from the incumbent LEC (ILEC) for purposes of provisioning xDSL data services. The SPOT 1:8 SplitterDistribution FilterFeeder Fiber2:12:12:1 frame, and other hardware, is collocated in the ILEC central office (CO), generally in separately secured leased space.The ILEC cross-connects the individual leased circuits at the main distribution frame (MDF), and terminates them in the SPOT frame, where the CLEC or ISP connects them to the DSL access multiplexer (DSLAM). See also CLEC, CO, cross-connect, dry copper pair, DSL, DSLAM, frame, ILEC, ISP, MDF, and xDSL.
spot - Medical Definition
- A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
- A stain or blot.
spot - Phrases/Idioms
change one's spots
hit the high spotsâ
hit the spot
in a (bad) spotâ
on the spot
- on or at the place mentioned
- at once; immediately
- â Slang in trouble or difficulty
- Slang in a position where something, as a reply, is expected of one
- â Slang in danger, esp. in danger of death by murder
on the spot
- Without delay; at once.
- At the scene of action.
- Under pressure or attention; in a pressed position.