Adjective "Spot" definition and examples

(Spot may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/spɒt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small round or roundish mark, differing in colour or texture from the surface around it.
  1. 'Septoria appears as small brown spots or blotches on the leaves.'
  2. 'Affected stems often have reddish-brown spots or streaks.'
  3. 'If enough plant cells die, the sugar beet's leaves will exhibit the disease's characteristic spots, which are actually colonies of fungi feeding on degraded plant material.'
  4. 'The first symptoms of infection are yellowish-green spots or blotches near the tips of older leaves.'
  5. 'Their fur, feathers and skins, wonderfully textured and coloured, the symmetry of the patterns they make and the exquisite arrays of stripes and spots are there to be emulated.'
  6. 'A few spots and specks pop up now and again, but this is acceptable considering the age of the film.'
  7. 'The light yellow spindle shaped spots on the leaves are characteristic of this soilborne virus disease.'
  8. 'Small brown spots surrounded by a yellow halo is the characteristic symptom of the disease.'
  9. 'a spot of mildew on the wall'
  10. 'An infestation can sometimes be recognized by blood stains and dark spots of excreta.'
A particular place or point.
  1. 'an ideal picnic spot'
  2. 'One day before Paul D showed up at 124, Denver was playing in her emerald closet, her special spot enclosed by boxwood trees where she went to be alone.'
  3. 'A plaque marks the spot where the wager was made.'
  4. 'Located in the center of Brooklyn, next to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is considered one of the most beautiful spots in the city.'
  5. 'I like to walk around and hear the mix in different spots.'
  6. 'The Museum of New York is one of the most elegant spots in the city, and has everything you ever wanted to know about New York City.'
  7. 'Only a vase of red flowers on a slanting side table and the back of a yellow chair create the sense of what makes the dog think this spot is special.'
  8. 'He crawled, looking for a secluded spot like the Tall Soldier had.'
  9. 'They come near a town that seems to be a good spot to land, and they ashore.'
  10. 'Walk toward this spot while watching this square-foot area and count the number of grasshoppers that you see in or jumping out of this area.'
  11. 'The individuals, well known in their various disciplines, hail from spots all over the globe.'
  12. 'his campaign has hit a rough spot'
  13. 'Although Chick won an Emmy, he's not the only bright spot in this cast.'
  14. 'He's on the cusp of middle age - bald spot, cardigan, tummy - and is most precise in the way he speaks.'
  15. 'Finally, the one bright spot amongst the added features is a five-minute excerpt from the boys' appearance at the 1997 Cable Ace Awards.'
  16. 'At any rate, she's The Sweetest Thing's lone bright spot.'
  17. 'The only bright spot in his existence is his son Derek.'
  18. 'The production has some bright spots, but ultimately breaks no new ground.'
  19. 'The Panhandle has been the one bright spot during this ongoing drought.'
  20. 'The bright spot in Bob's life is the fact that he has many friends.'
  21. 'We spend time before any paint is applied sanding rough spots, scraping off dust particles and wiping the walls down with rags.'
  22. 'The only real bright spot of the evening was Navarro, who despite his band mates, still managed to wow many in attendance with his awesome guitar abilities.'
  23. 'But what I really find interesting is that Gosford Park took Black Hawk Down's spot.'
  24. 'A labor-union pioneer deserves a spot in baseball's Hall of Fame.'
  25. 'In promotional spots for the show, the contestants' initial undertaking involved designing a billboard on Times Square in New York.'
  26. 'Several trailers, TV spots and radio spots round out the basics of the extras, but the crowning achievement in this area is clearly the commentary track.'
  27. 'Finally, there are two radio spots and a TV spot.'
  28. 'Print ads began running this past spring, followed by television and radio spots in key markets.'
  29. 'A selection of promo spots rounds out the supplemental material.'
  30. 'The theatrical trailer and two TV spots round out the official supplements.'
  31. 'Rounding the extras are two TV spots and a handful of trailers for other recent MGM films.'
  32. 'It's interesting to see the different spins the TV spots give the movie, but they basically retread the same footage.'
  33. 'When promo spots for this film started to surface, the cast line-up made this seem like it was THE action-comedy film to see.'
  34. 'Aardman has subsequently worked on a number of advertisements, the most distinctive of which are probably the Lurpak spots featuring a character made of butter named Douglas.'
A small amount of something.
  1. 'a spot of bother flared up'
  2. 'It is not simply schoolchildren who benefit from a spot of Mozart.'
  3. 'Time for a spot of wig flipping while getting down and very dirty.'
  4. 'His neurosis isn't helped when she notices a spot of discoloration on his lip, leading him to believe he'll soon be dead of cancer.'
  5. 'So, the increasingly relaxed attitude of the police has meant that more musicians are now able to do a spot of casual busking in order to make some quick cash.'
  6. 'Treating me to a spot of food and a fresh coffee in the garden, he started to explain why you should choose to use your art to make political statements.'
  7. 'Five college friends head for the woods for a spot of rest and relaxation.'
  8. 'All looks up for Fitz until he and Nellie - doing a spot of unofficial undertaking - find a gold nugget in the dead hand of one of their clients.'
  9. 'In an inspired, hilarious nod to the past, though, she does get to do a nice spot of funky dancing when her date takes her to the icon of '70s hipness, Soul Train.'
  10. 'Pit stops on the road are not so much for going to the bathroom as it is to covertly scarf down another spot of drink.'
  11. 'He tells Harding that the session reminded him of a pecking party, where a group of hens, seeing a spot of blood on one of their number, will peck that hen to death.'
Denoting a system of trading in which commodities or currencies are delivered and paid for immediately after a sale.
  1. 'the current spot price'
  2. 'This fact of the trading institution alters the equilibrium outcome relative to both the certain case and the case of supply and demand risk in spot markets.'
  3. 'There is also a spot market, but no real-time pricing exists.'
    A board for working plaster before application.
    1. 'Set the blade of the float at right angles to the spot board and push a measure of plaster towards the edge furthest away from you.'
    2. 'Place the hawk alongside the spot board and with the trowel in your working hand scoop some plaster onto the board about the size and shape of a loaf of bread.'
    A banknote of a specified value.

      verb

      See, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for.
      1. 'the men were spotted by police'
      2. 'Sometimes, in the darkness, I'd spot the shining eyes of the stranger, so I'd try to cool things down.'
      3. 'At Rochester they spotted an ambassador and his escort, and fled over the fields to Canterbury.'
      4. 'Rory's brother spotted the familiar face and sent the candidate over.'
      5. 'It was then that I spotted Mark, a friend from my preppy high school, who has spent the last three years at university reinventing himself as the anti-prep.'
      6. 'We didn't even have to explain to him what happened, as he had already spotted our parked car and spoken to our friends.'
      7. 'Late that day one of the search crews spotted Doug's body in such rugged terrain they were unable to get to it before dark.'
      8. 'Later a little girl spotted one of our balloons, which were marked ‘Labour’, and demanded one from her mother.'
      9. 'Mitch spots Blanche at that game and they spark a romance.'
      10. 'I also spotted a fair amount of grain in the transfer.'
      11. 'From the helicopter they attempted to spot Doug's body.'
      12. 'Forget giving concerts and recitals: if you want a career in classical music then start busking, as it increasingly seems that the place to get spotted is out on the streets.'
      13. 'Besides spotting great raw artistic talent, Phillips hired and trained a handful of engineers who would go on to great success, as well.'
      14. 'English Touring Theatre and its director Stephen Unwin have a real knack of spotting talent on the way up.'
      15. 'She was born in l909, and spotted in the late l930s by Talich when he was director of the National Theatre.'
      16. 'Subjecting his customers to his own original compositions via the on-hold music, he hopes to get spotted and become a star.'
      17. 'That is until a former talent scout for Newcastle United spots him while on holiday and insists he make the trip to trial for the Toon Army.'
      18. 'they were spotting for enemy aircraft'
      Mark or become marked with spots.
      1. 'thorn trees spotted the land'
      Rain slightly.
        Place (a ball) on its designated starting point on a billiard table.
          Give or lend (money) to (someone)
          1. 'the higher-rated team spots the lower-rated team the difference in their handicaps'

          More definitions

          1. a rounded mark or stain made by foreign matter, as mud, blood, paint, ink, etc.; a blot or speck.

          2. something that mars one's character or reputation; blemish; flaw.

          3. a small blemish, mole, or lesion on the skin or other surface.

          4. a small, circumscribed mark caused by disease, allergic reaction, decay, etc.

          5. a comparatively small, usually roundish, part of a surface differing from the rest in color, texture, character, etc.: a bald spot.

          6. a place or locality: A monument

          More examples(as adjective)

          "markets can be spot."

          "rates can be spot."

          "tenders can be spot."

          "sales can be spot."

          "pesos can be spot."

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          Origin

          Middle English: perhaps from Middle Dutch spotte. The sense ‘notice, recognize’ arose from the early 19th century slang use ‘note as a suspect or criminal’.

          Phrase

          hit the spot
          in a spot
          on the spot
          put someone on the spot