Synonyms for spot


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : spot
Phonetic Transcription : spɒt

Top 10 synonyms for spot Other synonyms for the word spot

Définition of spot

Origin :
  • c.1200, "moral stain," probably from Old English splott "a spot, blot, patch (of land)" infl. by Middle Dutch spotte "spot, speck." Other cognates are East Frisian spot "speck," North Frisian spot "speck, piece of ground," Old Norse spotti "small piece." It is likely that some of these are borrowed, but the exact evolution now is impossible to trace.
  • Meaning "speck, stain" is from mid-14c. The sense of "particular place" is from c.1300. Meaning "short interval in a broadcast for an advertisement or announcement" is from 1923. Proceeded by a number (e.g. five-spot) it originally was a term for "prison sentence" of that many years (1901, American English slang). To put (someone) on the spot "place in a difficult situation" is from 1928. Colloquial phrase to hit the spot "satisfy, be what is required" is from 1868. Spot check first attested 1933. Spot on "completely, accurately" is attested from 1920.
  • noun mark, stain
  • noun location
  • noun bad situation
  • noun position in organization
  • verb mark, stain
  • verb see, recognize
Example sentences :
  • At sunset he would have stopped for the day, camping on the spot.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And what monument would you have reared to mark the spot where Anaxagoras sleeps?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Reached camp at the spot arranged an hour after dark, and found all well.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • At this spot there was water, but very little feed for the horses.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Mr. Gosse's return track leaves his outward track at this spot.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • When it is cold, the dog finds a spot in front of the stove.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The banks of the brook at this spot are composed of purple-brown slate (Silurian).
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Viviette, with a gay laugh, took up her position on the spot to which he pointed.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Every spot on which the eye rested swarmed with human beings.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • This was his in lieu of the money which he would have earned if they had killed Lanning on the spot.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for spot

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