The wood still has some rough spots.
The chair's original paint is still visible in spots.
He fell through a weak spot in the ice.
The tablecloth had a couple of spots.
There were mud spots on the back of his pants.
rust spots on the metal
I noticed some red spots on my arms. spots of rot on the leaf
a teenager with spots on his face
This looks like a good spot for a picnic. Verb
She spotted a deer in the woods.
The band's lead singer was recently spotted with a well-known actress.
They spotted us five points, and we still lost.
I'm a little short of cash. Can you spot me five bucks?
The official spotted the ball at the 10-yard line. Adjective
the difference between futures and spot commodities
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Recent Examples on the Web
Whether its a pro-approved sunscreen or dark spot diminishing treatment, rest assured its lineup is top-notch.—Jenny Berg, Vogue, 26 Nov. 2023 The soft silicone straps attach to the back of your e-reader and give you a better spot to rest your hands.—Medea Giordano, WIRED, 25 Nov. 2023 The Commerce outlet mall was a rare spot to shop on Thursday, where most stores opened at 8 p.m. for 27 hours of continuous Black Friday buying, through 11 p.m. Friday.—Carly Olson, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Advertisement The divisiveness of the issue leaves the San Diego Humane Society, which enforces leash laws for 13 of the county’s 18 cities, in a tough spot regarding how aggressively to write tickets.—David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2023 Serum Is Mind-Blowing Your skin can look brighter, more even-toned, and youthful after just a few uses of this Topicals Serum which is specially formulated to target spots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation.—Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 Since All My Children, Ripa has had her fair share of guest spots on television shows, often appearing as herself, on series like Hannah Montana, 30 Rock, Broad City and Nashville.—Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Michigan is playing its biggest game of the season against Ohio State on Saturday, with a spot in the College Football Playoff potentially on the line.—Laine Higgins, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2023 Overnight lows drop to the mid-to-upper 20s in most spots with low 30s downtown.—David Streit, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2023
The 12-time Grammy winner has also become a frequent guest at Kelce’s games since the pair started dating earlier this year, and she’s often spotted cheering him on in a box suite next to the Ohio native’s mom and Brittany Mahomes, who is married to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.—Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 27 Nov. 2023 Getting to climbing rocks required bushwhacking through dense brush, and some smaller rocks were hard to spot, hidden behind the plant life.—Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 Her two adorable female calves, estimated to be just days old, were first spotted by our researchers in Samburu National Reserve this week.—Emma Ogao, ABC News, 25 Nov. 2023 Arlo’s wired video doorbell has excellent video quality, wide smart home compatibility, extensive smart alerts, and a square aspect ratio for spotting packages.—Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge, 24 Nov. 2023 As a kid, she was rarely spotted with her famous family.—Alex Gurley, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Mahmoud Musa was among a group of men who brutally beat Joseph Borgen after spotting him in public wearing a yarmulke in 2021.—Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 23 Nov. 2023 The pop diva was spotted giving classic glam rock in Los Angeles on November 14.—Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 15 Nov. 2023 Over the years, fans have spotted Benjamin walking around and casually playing the flute in cities around the world.—Char Adams, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023
And oftentimes, economists’ consensus forecasts are spot on.—Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 4 Oct. 2023 Crypto brokerage firm Genesis Global Trading is shuttering its spot crypto trading in the U.S., the company told clients in an email viewed by The Wall Street Journal.—Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 5 Sep. 2023 Battery life for the Pro lasts for two days, which isn't fantastic compared to Garmin trackers, but the fitness and sleep tracking functionalities are spot on, and the sapphire crystal glass is a premium, scratch-resistant feature.—Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 2 Sep. 2023 Grayscale is one of several firms that has applied for a spot bitcoin ETF.—Allison Morrow, CNN, 29 Aug. 2023 Thanks to Grayscale’s legal battle with the SEC, which is set to be decided any week now, spot Bitcoin ETFs have received the lion’s share of attention in recent weeks, especially as major firms like BlackRock and Cathie Wood’s ARK seem poised for approval.—Byleo Schwartz, Fortune Crypto, 9 Aug. 2023 Invesco first partnered with Galaxy to file for a spot bitcoin ETF in 2021.—WSJ, 8 Aug. 2023 The authors noted that the SEC has previously rejected multiple applications for spot Bitcoin ETFs, and even if one or more are approved, that doesn’t guarantee interest from investors, who haven’t exactly rushed into similar ETFs offered in Canada and in Europe.—Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 7 July 2023 Fidelity Investments refiled paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday for a spot bitcoin ETF, which would hold the cryptocurrency as the underlying asset and track its price.—WSJ, 29 June 2023 See More
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Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch spotte stain, speck, Old Norse spotti small piece
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2b(2)