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Spat vs. Spot

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Spatverb

simple past tense and past participle of spit

‘There was no sink in the room so we spat out the window.’; ‘If I had known you had a spittoon in the corner I would never have spat on the floor.’;

Spotnoun

A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.

‘The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.’;

Spatverb

(ambitransitive) To spawn. Used of shellfish as above.

Spotnoun

A stain or disfiguring mark.

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

Spatverb

To quarrel or argue briefly.

Spotnoun

A pimple, papule or pustule.

‘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.’;

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Spatverb

To strike with a spattering sound.

Spotnoun

A small, unspecified amount or quantity.

‘Would you like to come round on Sunday for a spot of lunch?’;

Spatverb

To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together, as the hands.

Spotnoun

A bill of five-dollar or ten-dollar denomination in dollars.

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

Spatnoun

The spawn of shellfish, especially oysters and similar molluscs.

Spotnoun

A location or area.

‘I like to eat lunch in a pleasant spot outside.’; ‘For our anniversary we went back to the same spot where we first met.’;

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Spatnoun

A juvenile shellfish which has attached to a hard surface.

Spotnoun

A parking space.

Spatnoun

A covering or decorative covering worn over a shoe.

Spotnoun

(sports) An official determination of placement.

‘The fans were very unhappy with the referee's spot of the ball.’;

Spatnoun

A piece of bodywork that covers the upper portions of the rear tyres of a car.

Spotnoun

A bright lamp; a spotlight.

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Spatnoun

(aviation) A drag-reducing aerodynamic fairing covering the upper portions of the tyres of an aeroplane equipped with non-retractable landing gear.

Spotnoun

A brief advertisement or program segment on television.

‘Did you see the spot on the news about the shoelace factory?’;

Spatnoun

A brief argument, falling out, quarrel.

‘get into a trivial spat over punctuality’; ‘have a vicious spat with the cousins’;

Spotnoun

Difficult situation; predicament.

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

Spatnoun

A light blow with something flat.

Spotnoun

One who spots (supports or assists a maneuver, or is prepared to assist if safety dictates); a spotter.

Spatnoun

An obsolete unit of distance in astronomy (symbol S), equal to one billion kilometres.

Spotnoun

(soccer) Penalty spot.

Spat

imp. of Spit.

Spotnoun

The act of spotting or noticing something.

‘- You've misspelled "terrapin" here.’; ‘- Whoops. Good spot.’;

Spatnoun

A young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively.

Spotnoun

A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above the beak.

Spatnoun

A light blow with something flat.

Spotnoun

A food fish (Leiostomus xanthurus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States, with a black spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark bars on the sides.

Spatnoun

Hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little quarrel, dispute, or dissension.

Spotnoun

The southern redfish, or novern=1 (Sciaenops ocellatus), which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail.

Spatnoun

A legging; a gaiter.

Spotnoun

Commodities, such as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.

Spatnoun

A kind of short cloth or leather gaiter worn over the upper part of the shoe and fastened beneath the instep; - chiefly in pl.

Spotnoun

An autosoliton.

Spatverb

To emit spawn; to emit, as spawn.

Spotnoun

(finance) A decimal point; point.

‘Twelve spot two five pounds sterling.'' (ie. £12.25)’;

Spatverb

To dispute.

Spotverb

(transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate, distinguish or identify.

‘Try to spot the differences between these two pictures.’;

Spatverb

To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands.

‘Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands.’;

Spotverb

(finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.

‘I’ll spot you ten dollars for lunch.’;

Spatnoun

a quarrel about petty points

Spotverb

(ambitransitive) To stain; to leave a spot (on).

‘Hard water will spot if it is left on a surface.’; ‘a garment spotted with mould’;

Spatnoun

a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles

Spotverb

To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.

‘I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.’;

Spatnoun

a young oyster or other bivalve

Spotverb

To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.

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

Spatverb

come down like raindrops;

‘Bullets were spatting down on us’;

Spotverb

(dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.

‘Most figure skaters do not spot their turns like dancers do.’;

Spatverb

become permanently attached;

‘mollusks or oysters spat’;

Spotverb

To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation.

Spatverb

strike with a sound like that of falling rain;

‘Bullets were spatting the leaves’;

Spotverb

To cut or chip (timber) in preparation for hewing.

Spatverb

clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Spotverb

To place an object at a location indicated by a spot. Notably in billiards or snooker.

‘The referee had to spot the pink on the blue spot.’;

Spatverb

engage in a brief and petty quarrel

Spotadjective

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

‘spot wheat; spot cash’;

Spatverb

spawn;

‘oysters spat’;

Spotnoun

A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.

‘Out, damned spot! Out, I say!’;

Spatverb

clap one's hands together;

‘The children were clapping to the music’;

Spotnoun

A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.

‘Yet Chloe, sure, was formed without a spot.’;

Spotnoun

A small part of a different color from the main part, or from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a leopard; the spots on a playing card.

Spotnoun

A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.

‘That spot to which I point is Paradise.’; ‘"A jolly place," said he, "in times of old!But something ails it now: the spot is cursed."’;

Spotnoun

A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.

Spotnoun

A sciænoid food fish (Liostomus xanthurus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States. It has a black spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark bars on the sides. Called also goody, Lafayette, masooka, and old wife.

Spotnoun

Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.

Spotverb

To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots or figures; as, to spot a garment; to spot paper.

Spotverb

To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal.

Spotverb

To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.

‘My virgin life no spotted thoughts shall stain.’; ‘If ever I shall close these eyes but once,May I live spotted for my perjury.’;

Spotverb

To become stained with spots.

Spotadjective

Lit., being on the spot, or place;

Spotnoun

a point located with respect to surface features of some region;

‘this is a nice place for a picnic’;

Spotnoun

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

Spotnoun

a blemish made by dirt;

‘he had a smudge on his cheek’;

Spotnoun

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’;

Spotnoun

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

‘they changed his spot on the program’;

Spotnoun

an outstanding characteristic;

‘his acting was one of the high points of the movie’;

Spotnoun

a business establishment for entertainment;

‘night spot’;

Spotnoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

Spotnoun

a slight attack of illness;

‘he has a touch of rheumatism’;

Spotnoun

a small quantity;

‘a spot of tea’; ‘a bit of paper’;

Spotnoun

a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

Spotnoun

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

Spotnoun

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

‘an eight spot’;

Spotnoun

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it;

‘he made a huge blot on his copybook’;

Spotverb

catch sight of

Spotverb

mar or impair with a flaw;

‘her face was blemished’;

Spotverb

make a spot or mark onto;

‘The wine spotted the tablecloth’;

Spotverb

become spotted;

‘This dress spots quickly’;

Spotverb

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

‘spot the areas that one should clearly identify’;

Spotnoun

a small round or roundish mark, differing in colour or texture from the surface around it

‘ladybirds have black spots on their red wing covers’;

Spotnoun

a small mark or stain

‘a spot of mildew on the wall’;

Spotnoun

a pimple.

Spotnoun

a blemish on someone's character or reputation.

Spotnoun

a pip on a domino, playing card, or dice.

Spotnoun

a particular place or point

‘a nice secluded spot’; ‘an ideal picnic spot’;

Spotnoun

a small feature or part of something with a particular quality

‘his bald spot’; ‘his campaign has hit a rough spot’;

Spotnoun

short for penalty spot

Spotnoun

a ranking

‘the runner-up spot’;

Spotnoun

a place for an individual item within a show

‘she couldn't do her usual singing spot in the club’;

Spotnoun

a small amount of something

‘a spot of rain’; ‘a spot of bother flared up’;

Spotnoun

a small alcoholic drink

‘may I offer you a spot?’;

Spotnoun

denoting a system of trading in which commodities or currencies are delivered and paid for immediately after a sale

‘the current spot price’; ‘trading in the spot markets’;

Spotnoun

short for spotlight

Spotnoun

a board for working plaster before application.

Spotnoun

a banknote of a specified value

‘a ten-spot’;

Spotverb

see, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for

‘Andrew spotted the advert in the paper’; ‘the men were spotted by police’;

Spotverb

recognize that (someone) has a particular talent, especially for sport or show business

‘we were spotted by a talent scout’;

Spotverb

observe and note the details of (a certain class of thing) as a hobby

‘some people collect stamps or spot trains’;

Spotverb

locate an enemy's position, typically from the air

‘they were spotting for enemy aircraft’;

Spotverb

(in weight training, gymnastics, etc.) observe (a performer) in order to minimize the risk of accidents or injuries.

Spotverb

mark or become marked with spots

‘the velvet was spotted with stains’;

Spotverb

cover (a surface or area) thinly

‘thorn trees spotted the land’;

Spotverb

stain or sully the moral character or qualities of

‘they might be spotted merely with the errors introduced by Luther’;

Spotverb

rain slightly

‘it was still spotting with rain’;

Spotverb

place (a ball) on its designated starting point on a billiard table.

Spotverb

give or lend (money) to (someone)

‘I'll spot you $300’;

Spotverb

allow (an advantage) to (someone) in a game or sport

‘the higher-rated team spots the lower-rated team the difference in their handicaps’;

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