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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spotting.]
 1. To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots or figures; as, to spot a garment; to spot paper.
 2. To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal. [Cant]
 3. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.
    My virgin life no spotted thoughts shall stain.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 If ever I shall close these eyes but once,
 May I live spotted for my perjury.   --Beau. & Fl.
 To spot timber, to cut or chip it, in preparation for hewing.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spot
      n 1: a point located with respect to surface features of some
           region; "this is a nice place for a picnic" [syn: topographic
           point, place]
      2: a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv
         programs or in a magazine) that is often used for
         advertising
      3: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn:
          smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur]
      4: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a
         leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin
         ice"; "a fleck of red" [syn: speckle, dapple, patch,
          fleck, maculation]
      5: a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific
         performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the
         program"
      6: an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the
         high points of the movie" [syn: point]
      7: a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
      8: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the
         treasury" [syn: position, post, berth, office, billet,
          place, situation]
      9: a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
         [syn: touch]
      10: a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper" [syn: bit]
      11: a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit) [syn:
           pip]
      12: a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a
          restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage
          performer [syn: spotlight]
      13: a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to
          indicate its value; "an eight spot"
      14: an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he
          made a huge blot on his copybook" [syn: blot, smear,
          smirch, stain]
      v 1: catch sight of [syn: descry, espy, spy]
      2: mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished" [syn: blemish]
      3: make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
         [syn: fleck, blob, blot]
      4: become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
      5: mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition;
         "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
      [also: spotting, spotted]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spotting
      n 1: the act of spotting or staining something [syn: staining,
           maculation]
      2: the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
         [syn: detection, catching, espial, spying]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spotting
      See spot