Blot v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blotted p. pr. & vb. n. Blotting.]
1. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
The brief was writ and blotted all with gore. --Gascoigne.
2. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads. --Shak.
3. To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood. --Rowe.
4. To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
One act like this blots out a thousand crimes. --Dryden.
5. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane. --Cowley.
6. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
Syn: -- To obliterate; expunge; erase; efface; cancel; tarnish; disgrace; blur; sully; smear; smutch.
n 1: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn:
smudge, spot, daub, smear, smirch, slur]
2: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he
made a huge blot on his copybook" [syn: smear, smirch,
v 1: dry (ink) with blotting paper
2: make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
[syn: spot, fleck, blob]
[also: blotting, blotted]