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noun [countable] spot pronunciation in American English /spɑt/
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singularspot
pluralspots
  1. 1
    the particular place where someone or something is
    We found him sitting in a sunny spot in the yard.
    mark the spot: Flowers mark the spot where the accident happened.
    the very/exact spot: The king himself had stood on this very spot.
    1. a.
      a particular place on your body
      a sore/tender spot: There is a sore spot on my head where I bumped it.
    2. b.
      a particular town, city, or area
      one of the region’s best-known tourist spots
    3. c.
      informal a particular place where people go for entertainment
      a spot that is popular with the younger set
  2. 2
    a small dirty mark that should not be there
    a spot of paint on the step
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    1. a.
      a small round area of color that is different than the color of the surface around it and that often forms part of a pattern
      spot of: spots of yellow
      with spots: The flower is yellow with red spots.
  3. 3
    informal a position in an order, for example in a competition
    The book occupied the number-one bestseller spot for four months.
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    1. a.
      a position within a series of events, for example in a television or radio program
      She had a five-minute spot on a local radio show.
  4. 6
    mainly British a small amount of something, usually a liquid
    spot of: I felt a few spots of rain on my face.

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