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Another word for spot

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Noun
  1. A very small mark

      1. A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
      2. A tiny amount; a bit:
      3. To mark with specks.
      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. A very small or sharp point:
      2. A point on a map marking a precise location or target.
      3. A very small amount of something:
      1. A tiny mark or spot:
      2. A small bit or flake:
      3. To spot or streak:
      1. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
      2. Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
      3. The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper:
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
    See also:

    marks

  2. A mark of discredit or disgrace

      1. To impart a stigma to; disgrace:
      2. To pass a sentence of attainder against.
      3. To infect or corrupt, as with illness or vice.
      1. To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
      2. To detract from or spoil:
      3. To bring disgrace to; sully:
      1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      2. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      3. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      1. An association of disgrace or public disapproval with something, such as an action or condition:
      2. A visible indicator of disease.
      3. A small bodily mark, especially a birthmark or scar, that is congenital or indicative of a condition or disease.
      1. To discolor, soil, or spot:
      2. To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
      3. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
      1. A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.
      2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame:
      3. The burden of proof:
      1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
      2. An association of disgrace with one's character or reputation.
      3. The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
      1. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
      2. An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw.
      3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
      1. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
      2. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.
  3. A particular portion of space chosen for something

      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space.
      2. Room or space, especially adequate space:
      3. The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
      1. A locality; a place.
      2. A center or focus of great activity or intense concentration:
      3. The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions.
      1. The act or process of locating:
      2. A place where something is or could be located; a site.
      3. A site away from a studio at which part or all of a movie is shot:
    See also:

    place

  4. A post of employment

      1. A light, two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse.
      2. A long light ship's boat, usually reserved for use by the ship's captain.
      3. A fast light rowboat.
      1. A narrow opening; a groove or slit:
      2. A gap between a main and auxiliary airfoil to provide space for airflow and facilitate the smooth passage of air over the wing.
      3. An assigned place in a sequence or schedule:
      1. The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.
      2. A critical, problematic, or striking set of circumstances:
      3. The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings:
      1. A place or location.
      2. The right or appropriate place:
      3. A strategic area occupied by members of a force:
      1. An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space.
      2. Room or space, especially adequate space:
      3. The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
      1. A place in which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted.
      2. The administrative personnel, executives, or staff working in such a place:
      3. A subdivision of a governmental department:
      1. A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession:
      2. A position of employment:
      3. A task that must be done:
      1. Lodging for troops.
      2. A written order directing that such lodging be provided.
      3. A position of employment; a job.
      1. Sufficient space for a vessel to maneuver; sea room:
      2. A space for a vessel to dock or anchor:
      3. Employment on a vessel:
      1. The act of appointing or designating someone for an office or position.
      2. The office or position to which one has been appointed.
      3. An arrangement to do something or meet someone at a particular time and place.
    See also:

    place

  5. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition

      1. An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar.
      2. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
      3. A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing.
      1. To tie or secure, as with a rope or cord.
      2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
      3. To fasten or wrap by encircling, as with a belt or ribbon:
      1. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
      2. A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation:
      3. A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty:
      1. A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
      2. Dense fog.
      3. Nitroglycerine.
      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
      1. Land with a soft muddy surface.
      2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.
      1. A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult.
      2. One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
      1. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. To drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position:
      2. To activate or apply (a brake) suddenly. Often used with on:
      3. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position:
      1. An area in which there is dangerous unrest or hostile action:
      2. A lively and popular place, such as a nightclub.
      3. An area of intense heat, radiation, or activity.
      1. A hollowed place in something solid; a cavity or pit:
      2. An opening or perforation:
      3. An opening in a defensive formation, such as the area of a baseball infield between two adjacent fielders.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. Of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture.
      2. Of or relating to the Dutch language.
      3. German.
      1. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      2. A problem that seems to defy a satisfactory solution.
      3. An argument that presents two alternatives, each of which has the same consequence.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. Of, relating to, or carried on in waters of a relatively great depth:
      1. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
      1. A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
      2. The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
      3. A square or rectangle:
    See also:

    easy

  6. A tiny amount

      1. The least bit; an iota:
      1. Something of little importance or value.
      2. A small amount; a jot.
      3. A dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake soaked in sherry, rum, or brandy and topped with layers of jam or jelly, custard, and whipped cream.
      1. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
      2. The tiniest bit; an iota.
      1. A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
      2. A tiny amount; a bit:
      3. To mark with specks.
      1. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
      1. A long irregular strip that is cut or torn off.
      2. A small amount; a particle:
      3. To cut or tear into shreds.
      1. An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains.
      3. A minute part or amount.
      1. A small piece or bit; a fragment.
      2. Leftover bits of food.
      3. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
      1. A very small piece or part; a tiny portion or speck.
      2. A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
      3. A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains (28.35 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight, equal to 480 grains (31.103 grams).
      3. A fluid ounce.
      1. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
      2. A scrap; a bit.
      1. The smallest particle of a substance that retains the chemical and physical properties of the substance and is composed of two or more atoms; a group of like or different atoms held together by chemical forces.
      2. A small particle; a tiny bit.
      1. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      1. In the United States,160 of a fluid dram (0.0616 milliliter).
      2. In Great Britain,120 of a scruple (0.0592 milliliter).
      3. A half note.
      1. The smallest bit; iota.
      2. To write down briefly or hastily:
      1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
      2. A very small amount; a bit:
      1. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united:
      2. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
      3. A cereal grass:
      1. A small part broken off or detached.
      2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
      3. A sentence fragment.
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to18 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
      3. A small draft:
      1. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
      2. Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
      3. The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper:
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. To apply with short poking strokes:
      2. To cover lightly with or as if with a moist substance:
      3. To rub or pat (something) lightly:
      1. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
      2. A small fragment, scrap, or portion:
      3. The soft inner portion of bread.
      1. A small portion, degree, or amount:
      2. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      3. A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
    See also:

    big

Verb
  1. To mark or soil with spots

    See also:

    marks

  2. To put in or assign to a certain position or location

    See also:

    place

  3. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

      1. One who secretly collects information concerning the enemies of a government or group.
      2. One who secretly collects information for a business about one or more of its competitors.
      3. One who secretly keeps watch on another or others.
      1. A brief, incomplete view or look.
      2. A brief flash of light.
      3. To obtain a brief, incomplete view of.
      1. To catch sight of (something that is distant, partially hidden, or obscure); glimpse.
      1. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      2. To recognize or understand as being distinct or different:
      1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
      2. To discern (something hidden or subtle):
      3. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
      1. To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
      2. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
    See also:

    see

  4. To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty

    See also:

    see

  5. To look for and discover

      1. A very small or sharp point:
      2. A point on a map marking a precise location or target.
      3. A very small amount of something:
      1. To determine or specify the position or limits of:
      2. To find by searching, examining, or experimenting:
      3. To place at a certain location; station or situate:
      1. To come upon, often by accident; meet with:
      2. To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort:
      3. To discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study:
    See also:

    get

Adjective
  1. Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure

      1. Not intended; unintentional.
      2. Having no particular purpose, organization, or structure; random.
      3. Not thought out or prepared in advance; spontaneous:
      1. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
      2. Of or relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
      3. Of or relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.
      1. Not making or based on careful distinctions; unselective:
      2. Random; haphazard:
      3. Confused; chaotic:
      1. Marked by a lack of care, accuracy, or organization; random.
      1. Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance.
      2. Mere chance; fortuity.
      3. By chance; casually.
      1. Moving or jumping from one thing to another; disconnected:
      2. Occurring randomly or sporadically.
      1. The unknown and unpredictable element in happenings that seems to have no assignable cause.
      2. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
      3. The likelihood of something happening; possibility or probability:
    See also:

    planned

Another word for spot

Modifier
  1. See also:

    immediate

Noun
  1. A dot

  2. A place

      1. Something seen by a viewer; a view or prospect.
      2. The place where an action or event occurs:
      3. The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting.
      1. A particular neighborhood, place, or district:
      2. The fact or quality of having position in space.
      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
    See also:

    place

  3. Small amount

    See also:

    bit

Verb
  1. Stain

      1. To spatter (a surface or object), especially to soil with splashes of liquid.
      2. To cause (a liquid) to fall on a surface or object.
      3. To spatter, especially to fall or strike something so as to cause splashes.
      1. A spot or blot; a splotch.
      2. A discoloration on the skin; a blemish.
      3. Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
      1. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
      2. An imperfection that mars or impairs; a flaw.
      3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
  2. Point out

      1. To know to be something that has been perceived before:
      2. To know or identify from past experience or knowledge:
      3. To perceive or show acceptance of the validity or reality of:
      1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
      2. To discern (something hidden or subtle):
      3. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
      1. To come upon, often by accident; meet with:
      2. To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort:
      3. To discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study:
    See also:

    locate

Idioms:

    hit the high spots

  1. treat hastily, go over lightly, touch up;

    • on-the-spot

    • Quickly

    • on-the-spot

    • *In trouble