(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (commerce) Available on the spot; on hand for immediate payment or delivery.

- spot wheat; spot cash


1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region

- a bright spot on a planet

Similar word(s): place

Definition categories: location, point

2. a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

Definition categories: communication, section, subdivision

3. an outstanding characteristic

Similar word(s): point

Definition categories: attribute, characteristic

4. a blemish made by dirt

Similar word(s): blot, daub, slur, smear, smirch, smudge

Definition categories: attribute, blemish, defect, mar

5. a small contrasting part of something

- a bald spot

- a leopard's spots

Similar word(s): dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle

Definition categories: attribute, marking

6. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance

- they changed his spot on the program

Definition categories: communication, section, subdivision

7. a business establishment for entertainment

- night spot

Definition categories: man–made

8. a job in an organization

Similar word(s): berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

9. a slight attack of illness

Similar word(s): touch

Definition categories: state, attack

10. a small piece or quantity of something

- a spot of tea

Similar word(s): bit

Definition categories: quantity

11. a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

Similar word(s): pip

Definition categories: communication, mark, marker, marking

12. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer

Similar word(s): spotlight

Definition categories: man–made, lamp

13. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value

- an eight-spot

Definition categories: man–made

14. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

Similar word(s): blot, smear, smirch, stain

Definition categories: act, error, fault, mistake

Sentences with spot as a noun:

- The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.

- I have tried everything, and I can’t get this spot out.

- That morning, I saw that a spot had come up on my chin.

- I think she's got chicken pox; she's covered in spots.

- Would you like to come round on Sunday for a spot of lunch?

- Here's the twenty bucks I owe you, a ten spot and two five spots.

- I like to eat lunch in a pleasant spot outside.

- For our anniversary we went back to the same spot where we first met.

- The fans were very unhappy with the referee's spot of the ball.

- Did you see the spot on the news about the shoelace factory?

- She was in a real spot when she ran into her separated husband while on a date.

- - Whoops. Good spot.

- Twelve spot two five pounds sterling. (ie. £12.25)


1. catch sight of

Similar word(s): descry, espy, spy

Definition categories: perception, sight, spy

2. detect with the senses

Similar word(s): discern, distinguish, recognise, recognize

Definition categories: perception

3. mar or impair with a flaw

Similar word(s): blemish

Definition categories: contact, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil

4. make a spot or mark onto

- The wine spotted the tablecloth

Similar word(s): blob, blot, fleck

Definition categories: contact

5. become spotted

- This dress spots quickly

Definition categories: change

6. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition

- spot the areas that one should clearly identify

Definition categories: change, mark

Sentences with spot as a verb:

- Try to spot the differences between these two pictures.

- I’ll spot you ten dollars for lunch.

- Hard water will spot if it is left on a surface.

- a garment spotted with mould

- I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.

- I can’t do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.

- Most figure skaters do not spot their turns like dancers do.

- The referee had to spot the pink on the blue spot.