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Support vs. Spot

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Supportnoun

Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.

‘Don't move that beam! It's a support for the whole platform.’;

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.’;

Supportnoun

Financial or other help.

‘The government provides support to the arts in several ways.’;

Spotnoun

A stain or disfiguring mark.

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

Supportnoun

Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.

‘Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?’;

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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Supportnoun

(mathematics) in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.

Spotnoun

A small, unspecified amount or quantity.

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

Supportnoun

(fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).

‘If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.’;

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.’;

Supportnoun

Evidence.

‘The new research provides further support for our theory.’;

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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Supportnoun

(computing) Compatibility and functionality for a given product or feature.

‘This game has no mouse support.’;

Spotnoun

A parking space.

Supportnoun

(gymnastics) support position

Spotnoun

(sports) An official determination of placement.

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

Supportnoun

(structural analysis) Horizontal, vertical oder rotational support of structures: movable, hinged, fixed ..

Spotnoun

A bright lamp; a spotlight.

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Supportverb

(transitive) To keep from falling.

‘Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.’;

Spotnoun

A brief advertisement or program segment on television.

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

Supportverb

(transitive) To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.

‘Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?’;

Spotnoun

Difficult situation; predicament.

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

Supportverb

(transitive) To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid.

‘I support France in the World Cup’;

Spotnoun

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

Supportverb

(transitive) To help, particularly financially.

‘The government supports the arts in several ways.’;

Spotnoun

(soccer) Penalty spot.

Supportverb

To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.

‘The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.’; ‘The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.’;

Spotnoun

The act of spotting or noticing something.

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

Supportverb

(transitive) To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.

‘The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.’; ‘I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.’;

Spotnoun

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

Supportverb

(transitive) To be designed (said of machinery, electronics, or computers, or their parts, accessories, peripherals, or programming) to function compatibly with or provide the capacity for.

‘Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.’;

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.

Supportverb

(transitive) To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.

‘I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization’;

Spotnoun

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

Supportverb

(archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.

Spotnoun

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

Supportverb

To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.

‘to support the character of King Lear’;

Spotnoun

An autosoliton.

Supportverb

To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.

Spotnoun

(finance) A decimal point; point.

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

Supportverb

To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.

‘This fierce demeanor and his insolenceThe patience of a god could not support.’;

Spotverb

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

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

Supportverb

To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.

Spotverb

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

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

Supportverb

To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of King Lear.

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’;

Supportverb

To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel.

Spotverb

To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.

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

Supportverb

To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.

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.’;

Supportverb

To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations.

‘To urge such arguments, as though they were sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy.’;

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.’;

Supportverb

To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.

Spotverb

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

Supportverb

To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration.

‘Wherefore, bold pleasant,Darest thou support a published traitor?’;

Spotverb

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

Supportverb

A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.

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.’;

Supportnoun

The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.

Spotadjective

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

‘spot wheat; spot cash’;

Supportnoun

That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.

Spotnoun

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

‘Out, damned spot! Out, I say!’;

Supportnoun

That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reënforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery.

Spotnoun

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

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

Supportnoun

the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities;

‘his support kept the family together’; ‘they gave him emotional support during difficult times’;

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.

Supportnoun

aiding the cause or policy or interests of;

‘the president no longer had the support of his own party’; ‘they developed a scheme of mutual support’;

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."’;

Supportnoun

something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest;

‘the policy found little public support’; ‘his faith was all the support he needed’; ‘the team enjoyed the support of their fans’;

Spotnoun

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

Supportnoun

a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission;

‘they called for artillery support’;

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.

Supportnoun

documentary validation;

‘his documentation of the results was excellent’; ‘the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones’;

Spotnoun

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

Supportnoun

the financial means whereby one lives;

‘each child was expected to pay for their keep’; ‘he applied to the state for support’; ‘he could no longer earn his own livelihood’;

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.

Supportnoun

supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation;

‘the statue stood on a marble support’;

Spotverb

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

Supportnoun

the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening;

‘he leaned against the wall for support’;

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.’;

Supportnoun

a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts

Spotverb

To become stained with spots.

Supportnoun

any device that bears the weight of another thing;

‘there was no place to attach supports for a shelf’;

Spotadjective

Lit., being on the spot, or place;

Supportnoun

financial resources provided to make some project possible;

‘the foundation provided support for the experiment’;

Spotnoun

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

‘this is a nice place for a picnic’;

Supportverb

give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to;

‘She supported him during the illness’; ‘Her children always backed her up’;

Spotnoun

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

Supportverb

support materially or financially;

‘he does not support his natural children’; ‘The scholarship supported me when I was in college’;

Spotnoun

a blemish made by dirt;

‘he had a smudge on his cheek’;

Supportverb

be behind; approve of;

‘He plumped for the Labor Party’; ‘I backed Kennedy in 1960’;

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’;

Supportverb

be the physical support of; carry the weight of;

‘The beam holds up the roof’; ‘He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam’; ‘What's holding that mirror?’;

Spotnoun

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

‘they changed his spot on the program’;

Supportverb

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;

‘his story confirmed my doubts’; ‘The evidence supports the defendant’;

Spotnoun

an outstanding characteristic;

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

Supportverb

adopt as a belief;

‘I subscribe to your view on abortion’;

Spotnoun

a business establishment for entertainment;

‘night spot’;

Supportverb

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm;

‘The stories and claims were born out by the evidence’;

Spotnoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

Supportverb

argue or speak in defense of;

‘She supported the motion to strike’;

Spotnoun

a slight attack of illness;

‘he has a touch of rheumatism’;

Supportverb

play a subordinate role to (another performer);

‘Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act’;

Spotnoun

a small quantity;

‘a spot of tea’; ‘a bit of paper’;

Supportverb

be a regular customer or client of;

‘We patronize this store’; ‘Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could’;

Spotnoun

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

Supportverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

‘I cannot bear his constant criticism’; ‘The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks’; ‘he learned to tolerate the heat’; ‘She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage’;

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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