n. A stain made by foreign matter; a blot; a speck.n. A blemish; a flaw, a fault; especially, a stain upon moral purity.n. A bit of surface differing in some way from the rest, as in color, material, or finish; a dot; a small mark.n. A pustule or other eruptive mark, as in a rash.n. One of the pips on a playing-card; hence, in composition with a numeral, the card having pips to the number expressed: as, to play a ten-spotn. One of two marked points on a billiard-table, on which balls are placed, or from which they are to be played.n. A dark place on the disk or face of the sun or of a planet. See sun-spot.n. In zaöl., a color-mark of rounded or indeterminate form, but not very long for its width, and thus not forming a streak or stripe; a blotch; a macula: usually said of markings larger or than those called dots or points. An eyed spot forms an ocellus (which see).n. A small extent of space; a particular locality; a place; a site.n. A piece; a bit; hence, something very minute; a particle; an atom.n. A breed of domestic pigeons having a spot on the head above the beak.n. Asciænoid fish, Liostomus xanthurus (obliquus), also called goody, lafayette, oldwife, and pig-fish. See cut under lafayette.n. The southern redfish or drum, Sciænops ocellatus. See cut under redfish.n. A small fishing-ground.n. At the precise place and time; at the place and time at which something specified occurred: as, a picture of a skirmish made on the spot.To make a spot on; blot; stain; discolor or defile in a spot or spots.To mar the perfection or moral purity of; blemish; tarnish; sully.To mark or cover with spots; mark in spots: dot.Specifically To put a patch or patches on (the face) by way of ornament.To mark as with a spot; especially, to note as of suspicious or doubtful character. Tuft's Glossary of Thieves' Jargon (1798).To note or recognize by some peculiarity; catch with the eye; detect; come upon; find out.In horse-racing, to indicate, give a hint as to, or name: as, to spot the winner of a future race.To place upon a spot; specifically, in billiards, to place (a ball) on one of the spots or marks on the table.To make a spot; cause a stain, discoloration, orshadow.To be subject to spots; he easily spotted: as, a fabric that spots when exposed to damp.n. A small piece of ground or inclosure; a plot: applied to land or crops.Made, paid, delivered, or the like, on the spot, or at once: as, spot wheat.In New Zealand, to buy up (choice spots of land containing water, etc.), ruining the neighboring property. Called peacock in Australia.See blaze, 2, 3.