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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 ?
Not a speck escaped Aunt March's eye, and all the furniture had claw legs and much carving, which was never dusted to suit.
Not surely her cousin Hepzibah's, who had no taste nor spirits for the lady-like employment of cultivating flowers, and--with her recluse habits, and tendency to shelter herself within the dismal shadow of the house--would hardly have come forth under the speck of open sky to weed and hoe among the fraternity of beans and squashes.
You never see a speck of dirt on a Protestant glacier.
Before he was t'other side of the river I was out of the hole; him and his raft was just a speck on the water away off yonder.
En you speck I could see him turned out po' and ornery on de worl' en never care noth'n' 'bout it?
Some said that now and then, in the cave, a far-away speck of light would glimmer, and then a glorious shout would burst forth and a score of men go trooping down the echoing aisle -- and then a sickening disappointment always followed; the children were not there; it was only a searcher's light.
I sought the orchard, driven to its shelter by the wind, which all day had blown strong and full from the south, without, however, bringing a speck of rain.
He had been standing on the moor listening to a skylark and watching him swing higher and higher into the sky until he was only a speck in the heights of blue.
If there's a speck of dust on the tails, I'll turn the man off
Madame Defarge and monsieur her husband returned amicably to the bosom of Saint Antoine, while a speck in a blue cap toiled through the darkness, and through the dust, and down the weary miles of avenue by the wayside, slowly tending towards that point of the compass where the chateau of Monsieur the Marquis, now in his grave, listened to the whispering trees.
I well remember though, how the distant idea of the holidays, after seeming for an immense time to be a stationary speck, began to come towards us, and to grow and grow.
Rising for a moment, a distinct speck of face in this way of light, the prisoner said, "My Lord, I have received my sentence of Death from the Almighty, but I bow to yours," and sat down again.