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Spot vs. Vacancy

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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.’;

Vacancynoun

An unoccupied position or job.

Spotnoun

A stain or disfiguring mark.

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

Vacancynoun

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

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.’;

Vacancynoun

Empty space.

Spotnoun

A small, unspecified amount or quantity.

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

Vacancynoun

Lack of intelligence or understanding.

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.’;

Vacancynoun

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

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.’;

Vacancynoun

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.’;

Spotnoun

A parking space.

Vacancynoun

That which is vacant.

Spotnoun

(sports) An official determination of placement.

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

Vacancynoun

Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.

‘How is't with you,That you do bend your eye on vacancy?’;

Spotnoun

A bright lamp; a spotlight.

Vacancynoun

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.

Spotnoun

A brief advertisement or program segment on television.

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

Vacancynoun

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.’;

Spotnoun

Difficult situation; predicament.

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

Vacancynoun

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

Spotnoun

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

Vacancynoun

being unoccupied

Spotnoun

(soccer) Penalty spot.

Vacancynoun

an empty area or space;

‘the huge desert voids’; ‘the emptiness of outer space’; ‘without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum’;

Spotnoun

The act of spotting or noticing something.

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

Vacancynoun

an unoccupied position or job

‘a vacancy for a shorthand typist’;

Spotnoun

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

Vacancynoun

an available room in a hotel or other establishment providing accommodation

‘vacancies in local authority homes’;

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.

Vacancynoun

empty space

‘Cathy stared into vacancy, seeing nothing’;

Spotnoun

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

Vacancynoun

lack of intelligence or understanding

‘vacancy, vanity, and inane deception’;

Spotnoun

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

Spotnoun

An autosoliton.

Spotnoun

(finance) A decimal point; point.

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

Spotverb

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

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

Spotverb

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

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

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’;

Spotverb

To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.

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

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.’;

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.’;

Spotverb

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

Spotverb

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

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.’;

Spotadjective

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

‘spot wheat; spot cash’;

Spotnoun

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

‘Out, damned spot! Out, I say!’;

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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