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spotted

adjective

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1 marked with spots
  • the spotted tablecloth clashed with the stripes on the wallpaper

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2 having blotches of two or more colors
  • not surprisingly, the white cow and black bull had a spotted calf

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spotted

verb
past tense of spot

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1 to mark with small spots especially unevenly
  • to give the effect of sunlight on water, the artist spotted the lake in his painting with flecks of gold paint

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2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • I spotted both of them as they tried to sneak out the back door

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3 to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
  • the TV networks had spotted reporters all over the state for the election

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The first known use of spotted was in the 14th century

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“Spotted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spotted. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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