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speck

 (spĕk)
n.
1. A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
2. A tiny amount; a bit: not a speck of truth in her story.
tr.v. specked, speck·ing, specks
To mark with specks.

[Middle English specke, from Old English specca.]

speck

(spɛk)
n
1. a very small mark or spot
2. a small or tiny piece of something
vb
(tr) to mark with specks or spots
[Old English specca; related to Middle Dutch spekelen to sprinkle]

speck

(spɛk)

n.
1. a small spot differing in color or substance from that of the surface or material upon which it appears or lies.
2. a very little bit or particle.
3. something appearing small by comparison or by reason of distance.
v.t.
4. to mark with or as if with specks.
[before 900; Old English specca; compare speckle]

speck


Past participle: specked
Gerund: specking

Imperative
speck
speck
Present
I speck
you speck
he/she/it specks
we speck
you speck
they speck
Preterite
I specked
you specked
he/she/it specked
we specked
you specked
they specked
Present Continuous
I am specking
you are specking
he/she/it is specking
we are specking
you are specking
they are specking
Present Perfect
I have specked
you have specked
he/she/it has specked
we have specked
you have specked
they have specked
Past Continuous
I was specking
you were specking
he/she/it was specking
we were specking
you were specking
they were specking
Past Perfect
I had specked
you had specked
he/she/it had specked
we had specked
you had specked
they had specked
Future
I will speck
you will speck
he/she/it will speck
we will speck
you will speck
they will speck
Future Perfect
I will have specked
you will have specked
he/she/it will have specked
we will have specked
you will have specked
they will have specked
Future Continuous
I will be specking
you will be specking
he/she/it will be specking
we will be specking
you will be specking
they will be specking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been specking
you have been specking
he/she/it has been specking
we have been specking
you have been specking
they have been specking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been specking
you will have been specking
he/she/it will have been specking
we will have been specking
you will have been specking
they will have been specking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been specking
you had been specking
he/she/it had been specking
we had been specking
you had been specking
they had been specking
Conditional
I would speck
you would speck
he/she/it would speck
we would speck
you would speck
they would speck
Past Conditional
I would have specked
you would have specked
he/she/it would have specked
we would have specked
you would have specked
they would have specked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speck - a very small spotspeck - a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
maculation, patch, speckle, dapple, fleck, spot - 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"
2.speck - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anythingspeck - (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
grain - a relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"
grinding - material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
chylomicron - a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood
flyspeck - a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
identification particle - a tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture
3.speck - a slight but appreciable amountspeck - a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
snuff - a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
Verb1.speck - produce specks in or on; "speck the cloth"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

speck

noun
1. mark, spot, dot, stain, blot, fleck, speckle, mote There is a speck of blood by his ear.
2. particle, bit, grain, dot, atom, shred, mite, jot, modicum, whit, tittle, iota He leaned forward and brushed a speck of dust off his shoes.

speck

noun
1. A very small mark:
verb
To mark with many small spots:
Translations
بُقْعَه، لَطْخَهذَرَّه
skvrnkasmítko
fnugpletstænk
bletturögn
dėmelėdulkelėšapelistaškelis
drumsladrupataplankumsputeklītistraips
fliačikškvrnka
drobec
çok ufak parçaminicik lekezerre

speck

[spek]
A. N
1. (= small stain) → pequeña mancha f
2. (= particle) [of dust] → mota f
3. (= dot, point) → punto m
it's just a speck on the horizones un punto en el horizonte nada más
4. (= small portion) → pizca f
there's not a speck of truth in itno tiene ni pizca de verdad
just a speck, thanksun poquitín, gracias
B. VT = speckle

speck

[ˈspɛk] n
[dirt, mud, blood, ink] → petite tache f
[dust, soot] → grain m

speck

nFleck m; (of blood, paint, mud also)Spritzer m; (of dust)Körnchen nt; (of soot)Flocke f, → Flöckchen nt; (of gold, colour etc)Sprenkel m; (= small portion, of drink etc) → Tropfen m, → Tröpfchen nt; (of sugar, butter)kleines bisschen; (fig, of truth, confidence) → Fünkchen nt, → Quäntchen nt; a speck on the horizonein Punkt mor Pünktchen ntam Horizont
vt to be specked with blackschwarze Fleckchen haben; (bird, eyes etc) → schwarz gesprenkelt sein; his face was specked with dirter hatte Schmutzflecken im Gesicht; to be specked with bloodblutbespritzt sein

speck

[spɛk] n (of dust, dirt) → granello; (of ink, paint) → macchiolina, puntino
it was just a speck on the horizon → era solo un puntino all'orizzonte

speck

(spek) noun
1. a small spot or stain. a speck of ink.
2. a tiny piece (eg of dust).

speck

n. mácula, mancha.
References in classic literature ?
Tom lay upon a sofa with an eager audi- tory about him and told the history of the wonderful adventure, putting in many striking additions to adorn it withal; and closed with a description of how he left Becky and went on an exploring expedition; how he followed two avenues as far as his kite-line would reach; how he followed a third to the fullest stretch of the kite-line, and was about to turn back when he glimpsed a far-off speck that looked like daylight; dropped the line and groped toward it, pushed his head and shoulders through a small hole, and saw the broad Mississippi rolling by
The tall masts holding aloft the white canvas, spread out like a snare for catching the invisible power of the air, emerge gradually from the water, sail after sail, yard after yard, growing big, till, under the towering structure of her machinery, you perceive the insignificant, tiny speck of her hull.
With a quick flirt he sent the water sluicing across the bottom, turning the grains of black sand over and over A second tiny golden speck rewarded his effort.
And yet, as he stood there watching the tiny speck in the east, another sigh heaved his broad chest, nor was it a sigh of relief, but rather a sensation which Tarzan had never expected to feel again and which he now disliked to admit even to himself.
I looked away down-stream, and seen a black speck on the water.
I was but a speck among a myriad of other things produced by the hand of the Creator, and all to conduce to his own wise ends and unequaled glory.
Then there came a black speck stealing across the broad rice-field and up the steep hill, a speck which in time took to itself the semblance of a man, a Kru boy, naked as he was born save for a ragged loin-cloth, and clutching something in his hand.
You call yourself the All in All, but you are the Nothing: your so-called Universe is a mere speck in a Line, and a Line is a mere shadow as compared with --" "Hush, hush, you have said enough," interrupted the Sphere, "now listen, and mark the effect of your harangue on the King of Pointland.
Everything was always in its place, and no where could you see a speck of dust.
But ready as she was to take the smallest speck for the image of a man or of a coffin, she saw nothing.
Matvey was already holding up the shirt like a horse's collar, and, blowing off some invisible speck, he slipped it with obvious pleasure over the well-groomed body of his master.
As they came up onto the stone plateau that crowns the hill, Amy waved her hand as if welcoming him to her favorite haunt, and said, pointing here and there, "Do you remember the Cathedral and the Corso, the fishermen dragging their nets in the bay, and the lovely road to Villa Franca, Schubert's Tower, just below, and best of all, that speck far out to sea which they say ils Corsica?