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Spot vs. Vacancy — What's the Difference?

Spot vs. Vacancy — What's the Difference?

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Spot

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
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Vacancy

An unoccupied position or job
A vacancy for a shorthand typist
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Spot

A particular place or point
A nice secluded spot
An ideal picnic spot
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Vacancy

Empty space
Cathy stared into vacancy, seeing nothing
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Spot

A small amount of something
A spot of rain
A spot of bother flared up
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Vacancy

Lack of intelligence or understanding
Vacancy, vanity, and inane deception
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Spot

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
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Vacancy

The condition of being vacant or unoccupied.
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Spot

Short for spotlight
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Vacancy

An empty or unoccupied space.
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Spot

A board for working plaster before application.
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Vacancy

A position, office, or place of accommodation that is unfilled or unoccupied.
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Spot

A banknote of a specified value
A ten-spot
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Vacancy

Emptiness of mind; inanity.
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Spot

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
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Vacancy

A crystal defect caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule in a crystal lattice.
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Spot

Mark or become marked with spots
The velvet was spotted with stains
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Vacancy

(Archaic) A period of leisure; idleness.
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Spot

Rain slightly
It was still spotting with rain
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Vacancy

An unoccupied position or job.
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Spot

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

An available room in a hotel; guest house, etc.
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Spot

Give or lend (money) to (someone)
I'll spot you $300
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Vacancy

Empty space.
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Spot

A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
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Vacancy

A blank mind, unoccupied with thought.
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Spot

A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
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Vacancy

Lack of intelligence or understanding.
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Spot

A stain or blot.
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Vacancy

(physics) A defect in a crystal caused by the absence of an atom in a lattice
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Spot

A mark or pip on a playing card; a spade, club, diamond, or heart.
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Vacancy

The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
All dispositions to idleness or vacancy, even before they are habits, are dangerous.
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Spot

A playing card with a specified number of such marks on it indicating its value.
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Vacancy

That which is vacant.
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Spot

(Informal) A piece of paper money worth a specified number of dollars
A five spot.
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Vacancy

Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
How is't with you,That you do bend your eye on vacancy?
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Spot

A small area
A bald spot.
An itchy spot.
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Vacancy

An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.
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Spot

A location or position
A good spot for catching fish.
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Vacancy

Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
Time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities.
No interim, not a minute's vacancy.
Those little vacancies from toil are sweet.
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Spot

A point of interest
There are a lot of spots to visit in the old city.
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Vacancy

A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.
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Spot

A position or an item in an ordered arrangement
The first spot in line.
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Vacancy

Being unoccupied
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Spot

(Football) The position of the ball for the line of scrimmage as determined by a referee after a play.
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Vacancy

An empty area or space;
The huge desert voids
The emptiness of outer space
Without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum
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Spot

(Informal) A situation, especially a troublesome one.
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Spot

A flaw in one's reputation or character
A dark spot in his past.
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Spot

A short presentation or commercial on television or radio between major programs
A news spot.
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Spot

(Informal) A spotlight.
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Spot

Pl. spot or spots A small croaker (Leiostomus xanthurus) of North American Atlantic waters, having a dark mark above each pectoral fin and valued as a food and game fish.
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Spot

Chiefly British A small amount; a bit
A spot of tea.
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Spot

To soil with spots
Soot spotted the curtains.
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Spot

To decorate with spots; dot.
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Spot

To bring disgrace to; besmirch
Rumors that spotted his reputation.
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Spot

To place in a particular location; situate precisely
Spotted their stores in smaller towns.
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Spot

(Football) To position (the ball) determining the line of scrimmage after a play has been completed.
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Spot

To detect or discern, especially visually; spy
Spotted him on the subway.
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Spot

To remove spots from, as in a laundry.
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Spot

(Sports) To yield a favorable scoring margin to
Spotted their opponents 11 points.
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Spot

(Sports) To act as a spotter for (a gymnast, for example).
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Spot

(Informal) To lend
Can you spot me $25 until payday?.
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Spot

To become marked with spots
These dishes spot easily.
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Spot

To cause a discoloration or make a stain.
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Spot

To locate targets from the air during combat or training missions.
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Spot

Made, paid, or delivered immediately
A spot sale.
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Spot

Of, relating to, or being a market in which payment or delivery is immediate
The spot market in oil.
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Spot

Involving random or selective instances or actions
A spot investigation.
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Spot

Presented between major radio or television programs
A spot announcement.
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Spot

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.
Why do ladybugs have spots?
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Spot

A stain or disfiguring mark.
I have tried everything, and I can’t get this spot out.
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Spot

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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Spot

A small, unspecified amount or quantity.
Do come 'round on Sunday for a spot of tea, won't you?
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Spot

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.
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Spot

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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Spot

A parking space.
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Spot

(sports) An official determination of placement.
The fans were very unhappy with the referee's spot of the ball.
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Spot

A bright lamp; a spotlight.
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Spot

A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
Did you see the spot on the news about the shoelace factory?
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Spot

A difficult situation.
She was in a real spot when she ran into her separated husband while on a date.
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Spot

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

(soccer) Penalty spot.
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Spot

The act of spotting or noticing something.
You've misspelled "terrapin" here. —Whoops. Good spot.
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Spot

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

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.
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Spot

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

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

An autosoliton.
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Spot

(finance) A decimal point; point.
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Spot

Any of various points marked on the table, from which balls are played, in snooker, pool, billiards, etc.
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Spot

Any of the balls marked with spots in the game of pool, which one player aims to pot, the other player taking the stripes.
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Spot

(transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate, distinguish or identify.
Try to spot the differences between these two pictures.
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Spot

(finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.
I’ll spot you ten dollars for lunch.
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Spot

(ambitransitive) To stain; to leave a spot (on).
Hard water will spot if it is left on a surface.
A garment spotted with mould
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Spot

To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.
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Spot

To retouch a photograph on film to remove minor flaws.
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Spot

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.
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Spot

(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.
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Spot

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

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

To place an object at a location indicated by a spot.
The referee had to spot the pink on the blue spot.
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Spot

To position (an aircraft) on the deck of an aircraft carrier ready for launch by catapult.
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Spot

To position (a locomotive or car) at a predetermined point, e.g., for loading or unloading.
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Spot

Available on the spot; for immediate payment or delivery.
Spot wheat
Spot cash
A spot contract
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Spot

A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.
Out, damned spot! Out, I say!
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Spot

A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.
Yet Chloe, sure, was formed without a spot.
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Spot

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.
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Spot

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."
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Spot

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

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.
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Spot

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

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.
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Spot

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

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.
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Spot

To become stained with spots.
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Spot

Lit., being on the spot, or place;
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Spot

A point located with respect to surface features of some region;
This is a nice place for a picnic
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Spot

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

A blemish made by dirt;
He had a smudge on his cheek
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Spot

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
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Spot

A section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance;
They changed his spot on the program
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Spot

An outstanding characteristic;
His acting was one of the high points of the movie
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Spot

A business establishment for entertainment;
Night spot
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Spot

A job in an organization;
He occupied a post in the treasury
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Spot

A slight attack of illness;
He has a touch of rheumatism
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Spot

A small quantity;
A spot of tea
A bit of paper
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Spot

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

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

A playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value;
An eight spot
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Spot

An act that brings discredit to the person who does it;
He made a huge blot on his copybook
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Spot

Catch sight of
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Spot

Mar or impair with a flaw;
Her face was blemished
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Spot

Make a spot or mark onto;
The wine spotted the tablecloth
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Spot

Become spotted;
This dress spots quickly
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Spot

Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition;
Spot the areas that one should clearly identify
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