A small round or roundish mark, differing in colour or texture from the surface around it
Recognize something very easily
A difficult situation
the dog was white with black spots
A sensitive area of the anterior wall of the vagina believed by some to be highly erogenous and capable of ejaculation
Completely accurate or accurately
Evert's prediction was spot on
Any of various spots or discolorations associated with age in a person or thing; specifically = liver spot.
= baby spotlight.
A spot of colour in the spaces between the nerves in the wings of some butterflies and moths.
= germinal spot.
A small area struck by a beam of ions.
Medicine a white spot on a serosal surface or within an organ, representing a focus of fibrosis or inflammatory cells.
A small spot on the surface of the skin that is sensitive to pain.
The source of a plague; a place where plague is endemic; frequently figurative.
An abnormal spot seen on a urinary chromatogram from some patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric and neurological diseases, resulting from the presence of 3,4-dimethoxyphenylethylamine or other metabolites; also attributive in pink spot substance, pink spot test, etc.
Geology = rain print.
Medicine. Originally: any small red lesion of the skin (as a macule, papule, etc.), especially one forming part of a rash. In later use also: any small red lesion (typically of vascular origin) of the retina or of a mucosal surface.
Any of the slightly raised, rose-coloured papules that appear on the abdomen and lower chest in typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
The place where an object is found
The most enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time
Any of a large number of fungal, bacterial, or viral plant diseases which cause leaves to develop discoloured spots
A silvery marking on brown Chinese porcelain (especially of the Song period) caused by precipitation of iron in firing
One of two white cue balls, distinguished from the other by two black spots
Pay for (a currency or commodity) immediately after a sale is made
Without blemishes, marks, or pimples
Another term for penalty kick.
News reported of events as they occur
Join by welding at a number of separate points
Fabia had a soft spot for dogs
A manganese deficiency disease of peas (first recorded in Romney Marsh), in which the cotyledons in the seed show brown lesions in the centre.
A spot on the skin symptomatic of the bubonic plague or of another plague-like illness.
= saddle mark.
Any of several Eurasian moths having a prominent white marking on the forewing; (in later use) specifically the European noctuid Hadena albimacula.
A place known for its beautiful scenery
A place or area marked by a particular trouble or concern
The point of entry of the optic nerve on the retina, insensitive to light
A common fungal disease of trees and shrubs, appearing as numerous minute pink or dark red cushion-like bodies on the twigs and branches and causing dieback
A small brown spot on the skin, especially as caused by a skin condition such as lentigo
In a difficult situation
A test made without warning on a randomly selected subject
(In sport) the action or practice of dishonestly determining the outcome of a specific part of a match or game before it is played
The altitude of a point, especially as shown on a map
A photometer that measures the intensity of light received within a cone of small angle, usually 2° or less
The point or area on a bat, club, or racket at which it makes most effective contact with the ball
The region of greatest visual acuity around the fovea of the eye; the macula lutea (see macula)
The nucleolus of an ovum (now historical).
A small area on the skin specially sensitive to pressure; a pressure point.
The spot on a billiard table midway between the centre spot and the face of the top cushion, where the pink ball is positioned at the start of a snooker game, and where the apex ball is positioned at the start of a game of pyramids; also called pink spot.