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spot



I - noun
1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region (Freq. 23)
- this is a nice place for a picnic
- a bright spot on a planet
Syn:
topographic point, place
Derivationally related forms:
place (for: place)
Hypernyms:
point
Hyponyms:
grave, tomb, junction, birthplace, place of birth,
polling place, polling station, end, hiding place, high, heights,
hole-in-the-wall, holy place, sanctum, holy, mecca, nesting place,
overlook, peak, crown, crest, top, tip,
summit, rendezvous, scour, service area, showplace, solitude,
stop, target, target area, pool, puddle, zone
2. a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising (Freq. 2)
Hypernyms:
section, subdivision
3. a blemish made by dirt (Freq. 2)
- he had a smudge on his cheek
Syn:
smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
Derivationally related forms:
smirch (for: smirch), smear (for: smear), blot (for: blot), smudgy (for: smudge), smudge (for: smudge)
Hypernyms:
blemish, defect, mar
Hyponyms:
blotch, splodge, splotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot
4. a small contrasting part of something (Freq. 2)
- a bald spot
- a leopard's spots
- a patch of clouds
- patches of thin ice
- a fleck of red
Syn:
speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation
Derivationally related forms:
fleck (for: fleck), patchy (for: patch), patch (for: patch), dapple (for: dapple), speckle (for: speckle)
Hypernyms:
marking
Hyponyms:
speck, pinpoint, nebula, splash, worn spot,
fret, plaque, macule, macula, parhelion, mock sun,
sundog, sunspot, facula
5. an outstanding characteristic (Freq. 2)
- his acting was one of the high points of the movie
Syn:
point
Hypernyms:
characteristic
6. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance (Freq. 1)
- they changed his spot on the program
Hypernyms:
section, subdivision
7. a business establishment for entertainment (Freq. 1)
- night spot
Hypernyms:
place of business, business establishment
Hyponyms:
cabaret, nightclub, night club, club, nightspot,
clip joint, hot spot, hotspot, joint
8. a job in an organization (Freq. 1)
- he occupied a post in the treasury
Syn:
position, post, berth, office, billet,
place, situation
Derivationally related forms:
place (for: place), officiate (for: office), post (for: post)
Hypernyms:
occupation, business, job, line of work, line
Hyponyms:
academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship,
apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry,
episcopate, cadetship, caliphate, captainship, captaincy, cardinalship,
chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship,
clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership,
councillorship, councilorship, counselorship, counsellorship, curacy, curatorship,
custodianship, deanship, deanery, directorship, discipleship, editorship,
eldership, emirate, fatherhood, foremanship, generalship, generalcy,
governorship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship,
internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legation,
legateship, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature,
managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship,
moderatorship, overlordship, pastorship, pastorate, peasanthood, plum,
praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature,
premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship,
proconsulship, proconsulate, proctorship, professorship, chair, protectorship,
public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorship, rectorate, regency,
residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigniory, seigneury,
feudal lordship, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship,
studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship,
tribuneship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship,
wardership, womanhood
9. a slight attack of illness
- he has a touch of rheumatism
Syn:
touch
Hypernyms:
attack
10. a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
Syn:
pip
Hypernyms:
marker, marking, mark
Part Holonyms:
playing card
11. a small piece or quantity of something
- a spot of tea
- a bit of paper
- a bit of lint
- I gave him a bit of my mind
Syn:
bit
Derivationally related forms:
bitty (for: bit)
Hypernyms:
small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
12. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area;
used to focus attention of a stage performer
Syn:
spotlight
Derivationally related forms:
spotlight (for: spotlight)
Hypernyms:
lamp
Member Holonyms:
theater light
13. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value
- an eight-spot
Hypernyms:
playing card
Hyponyms:
eight-spot, eight, five-spot, five, four-spot,
four, nine-spot, nine, seven-spot, seven, six-spot,
six, ten-spot, ten
14. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
- he made a huge blot on his copybook
Syn:
blot, smear, smirch, stain
Derivationally related forms:
stain (for: stain), smirch (for: smirch)
Hypernyms:
mistake, error, fault

II - verb
1. catch sight of (Freq. 18)
Syn:
descry, espy, spy
Derivationally related forms:
spying (for: spy), espial (for: espy), spotter, spotting
Hypernyms:
spy, sight
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
2. make a spot or mark onto
- The wine spotted the tablecloth
Syn:
fleck, blob, blot
Derivationally related forms:
blot (for: blot), blob (for: blob), fleck (for: fleck), spotting
Hypernyms:
change surface
Hyponyms:
splotch, tarnish, stain, maculate, sully,
defile, speckle, bespeckle, spatter, bespatter
Verb Group:
stain
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. mar or impair with a flaw
- her face was blemished
Syn:
blemish
Derivationally related forms:
blemish (for: blemish)
Hypernyms:
dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
4. detect with the senses
- The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
- I can't make out the faces in this photograph
Syn:
recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out,
make out, tell apart
Derivationally related forms:
discernible (for: discern), discernment (for: discern)
Hyponyms:
resolve, discriminate
Entailment:
perceive, comprehend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
5. become spotted
- This dress spots quickly
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
freckle, fox
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
6. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
- spot the areas that one should clearly identify
Derivationally related forms:
spotter
Hypernyms:
mark
Hyponyms:
freckle, mottle, dapple, cloud
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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