spot

[[t]spɒt[/t]]
n. v. spot•ted, spot•ting, adj.
1) a rounded mark or stain made by foreign matter, as dirt
2) something that mars one's character or reputation; flaw
3) pat a small blemish, mole, or other circumscribed mark on the skin
4) a small part of a surface differing from the rest in color, texture, or character:
a bald spot[/ex]
5) a place; locality:
the spot where the explorers landed[/ex]
6) sbz Also called spot′ announce`ment. a brief radio or television message inserted between programs or segments of a program
7) a position in a sequence or hierarchy:
an important spot in government[/ex]
8) gam
a) one of various traditional, geometric drawings of a club, diamond, heart, or spade on a playing card for indicating suit and value
b) any playing card from a two through a ten
9) gam a pip, as on dice or dominoes
10) Chiefly Brit. Informal. a small quantity:
a spot of tea[/ex]
11) ich a small croaker, Leiostomus xanthurus, of eastern U.S. shores
12) an awkward or difficult position:
in a bit of a spot[/ex]
13) sbz inf
spotlight 1)
14) to stain or mark with spots
15) to sully; blemish
16) to mark with spots
17) to remove a spot from
18) to locate or identify by seeing; notice or detect:
to spot an error; to spot a ship from afar[/ex]
19) to place or position on a particular place:
to spot a billiard ball[/ex]
20) to scatter; disperse:
to spot chairs here and there[/ex]
21) spotlight 5)
22) mil
a) to determine precisely:
to spot enemy movements[/ex]
b) to correct (gunfire) for accuracy
23) spo to grant an advantage to (an opponent)
24) sts sl. to lend:
Can you spot me twenty for tonight's game?[/ex]
25) to make a spot; stain:
Ink spots badly[/ex]
26) to become spotted
27) mil to act as a military spotter
28) sbz
a) pertaining to the point of origin of a local broadcast
b) broadcast between announced programs
29) bus made, paid, or delivered at once:
a spot sale; spot goods[/ex]
Etymology: 1150–1200; (n.) ME spotte, akin to MD, LG spot speck, ON spotti bit spot′ta•ble, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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