AskDefine | Define spotted

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1 a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" [syn: topographic point, place]
2 a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
3 a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn: smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur]
4 a small contrasting part of something; "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]
5 a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
6 an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie" [syn: point]
7 a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
8 a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, billet, place, situation]
9 a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism" [syn: touch]
10 a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper" [syn: bit]
11 a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) [syn: pip]
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]
13 a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight spot"
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]


1 catch sight of [syn: descry, espy, spy]
2 mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished" [syn: blemish]
3 make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth" [syn: fleck, blob, blot]
4 become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
5 mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify" [also: spotting, spotted]spotted adj
1 having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture); "a field patched with ice and snow"; "a black-and-white spotted cow" [syn: patched]
2 especially of reputation; "the senator's seriously damaged reputation"; "a flyblown reputation"; "a tarnished reputation"; "inherited a spotted name" [syn: besmirched, damaged, flyblown, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished]spotted See spot

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Discoloured by spots; stained.
  2. (no comparative or superlative) Characterized by spots (used especially of animals and plants).
    the spotted hyena



Discoloured by spots; stained
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