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noun [countable]     spot pronunciation in American English
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  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. 2
    a small dirty mark that should not be there

    a spot of paint on the step

    Synonyms and related words
    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.

    2. b.
      a small red mark that you get on your skin if you have a disease such as measles or chickenpox
  3. 3
    informal a position in an order, for example in a competition

    The book occupied the number-one bestseller spot for four months.

    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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