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Entry Word: spot
Function: noun
Text: 1 a small area that is different (as in color) from the main part <in summer the white coat of the snow leopard is studded with brownish black spots>
Synonyms blotch, dapple, dot, eyespot, fleck, mottle, patch, point, speck, speckle, splotch
Related Words birthmark, freckle, mole; blot, mark, smear, smudge, stain; spatter, splash
2 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <we're in a bit of a spot right now> -- see PREDICAMENT
3 a mark of guilt or disgrace <scandalous conduct that will forever be a spot upon the family name> -- see STAIN 1
4 a very small amount <had only a spot of stew for dinner, as he wasn't very hungry> -- see PARTICLE 1
5 the area or space occupied by or intended for something <the cat took my spot on the couch as soon as I stood up> -- see PLACE 1