Spot vs. Dot

Spot vs. Dot — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Spot and Dot

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.

Dotnoun

A small spot.

a dot of colour

Spotnoun

A stain or disfiguring mark.

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

Dotnoun

(grammar) A punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence or an abbreviated part of a word; a full stop; a period.

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.

Dotnoun

A point used as a diacritical mark above or below various letters of the Latin script, as in Ȧ, Ạ, Ḅ, Ḃ, Ċ.

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Spotnoun

A small, unspecified amount or quantity.

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

Dotnoun

(mathematics) A symbol used for separating the fractional part of a decimal number from the whole part, for indicating multiplication or a scalar product, or for various other purposes.

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.

Dotnoun

One of the two symbols used in Morse code.

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.

Dotnoun

(obsolete) A lump or clot.

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Spotnoun

A parking space.

Dotnoun

Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen.

a dot of a child

Spotnoun

(sports) An official determination of placement.

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

Dotnoun

A dot ball.

Spotnoun

A bright lamp; a spotlight.

Dotnoun

(MLE) buckshot, projectile from a "dotty" or shotgun

Spotnoun

A brief advertisement or program segment on television.

Did you see the spot on the news about the shoelace factory?

Dotnoun

A dowry.

Spotnoun

Difficult situation; predicament.

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

Dotverb

(transitive) To cover with small spots (of some liquid).

His jacket was dotted with splashes of paint.

Spotnoun

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

Dotverb

(transitive) To add a dot (the symbol) or dots to.

Dot your is and cross your ts.

Spotnoun

(soccer) Penalty spot.

Dotverb

To mark by means of dots or small spots.

to dot a line

Spotnoun

The act of spotting or noticing something.

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

Dotverb

To mark or diversify with small detached objects.

to dot a landscape with cottages

Spotnoun

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

Dotverb

(colloquial) To punch (a person).

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.

Dotpreposition

Dot product of the previous vector and the following vector.

The work is equal to F dot Δx.

Spotnoun

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

Dotnoun

a very small circular shape;

a row of pointsdraw lines between the dots

Spotnoun

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

Dotnoun

the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

Spotnoun

An autosoliton.

Dotnoun

the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

Spotnoun

(finance) A decimal point; point.

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

Dotnoun

street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

Spotverb

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

Try to spot the differences between these two pictures.

Dotverb

scatter or intersperse like dots or studs;

Hills constellated with lights

Spotverb

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

I’ll spot you ten dollars for lunch.

Dotverb

distribute loosely;

He scattered gun powder under the wagon

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

Dotverb

make a dot or dots

Spotverb

To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.

I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.

Dotverb

mark with a dot;

dot your `i's

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.

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.

Spotverb

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

Spotverb

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

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.

Spotadjective

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

spot wheat; spot cash

Spotnoun

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

this is a nice place for a picnic

Spotnoun

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

Spotnoun

a blemish made by dirt;

he had a smudge on his cheek

Spotnoun

a small contrasting part of something;

a bald spota leopard's spotsa patch of cloudspatches of thin icea fleck of red

Spotnoun

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

they changed his spot on the program

Spotnoun

an outstanding characteristic;

his acting was one of the high points of the movie

Spotnoun

a business establishment for entertainment;

night spot

Spotnoun

a job in an organization;

he occupied a post in the treasury

Spotnoun

a slight attack of illness;

he has a touch of rheumatism

Spotnoun

a small quantity;

a spot of teaa bit of paper

Spotnoun

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

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