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spot·ted

 (spŏt′ĭd)
adj.
Marked or stained with spots: a spotted fabric.

spotted

(ˈspɒtɪd)
adj
1. characterized by spots or marks, esp in having a pattern of spots
2. stained or blemished; soiled or bespattered

spot•ted

(ˈspɒt ɪd)

adj.
1. marked with or characterized by a spot or spots.
2. sullied; blemished.
[1200–50]

spotted

  • cheetah - Taken from Sanskrit citraka, "leopard," related to citra, "spotted, speckled, variegated."
  • fleck - Of Scandinavian origin, it came from the adjective flecked, "spotted."
  • piebald, skewbald - Piebald is being spotted with irregular patches of different colors, especially black and white; skewbald is spotted white and a color other than black.
  • pinto - As in horse and beans, it is Spanish for "painted, mottled, spotted."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spotted - having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture); "a field patched with ice and snow"; "the wall had a spotty speckled effect"; "a black-and-white spotted cow"
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)

spotted

adjective speckled, dotted, flecked, pied, specked, mottled, dappled, polka-dot hand-painted spotted cups
Translations
مُبَقَّع
potřísněnýtečkovaný
tahrainen
doppóttur
zašpinený
benekli

spotted

[ˈspɒtɪd] ADJcon motas, con puntos; (with dirt) → salpicado, manchado
a dress spotted with mudun vestido salpicado or manchado de lodo

spotted

[ˈspɒtɪd] adj
(= patterned) [dress, handkerchief, tie, cup] → à pois; [animal] → tacheté(e), moucheté(e)
(= stained) spotted with sth [+ blood, paint, mud, ketchup] → tacheté(e) de qchspotter plane navion m d'observation

spotted

adjgefleckt; (= with dots)getüpfelt; materialgetüpfelt, getupft; (= marked, stained)fleckig; spotted with brownbraun gefleckt; blue material spotted with whiteblauer Stoff mit weißen Tupfen; spotted with bloodblutbespritzt; spotted with paint/mouldmit Farb-/Schimmelflecken

spotted

:
spotted dick
n (Brit) → ˜ Kochpudding mmit Rosinen
spotted flycatcher
n (Orn) → Grauer Fliegenschnäpper
spotted hyena
nTüpfelhyäne f

spotted

[ˈspɒtɪd] adj (material) → a pois, a pallini; (animal) → maculato/a
spotted with → punteggiato/a di

spot

(spot) noun
1. a small mark or stain (made by mud, paint etc). She was trying to remove a spot of grease from her skirt.
2. a small, round mark of a different colour from its background. His tie was blue with white spots.
3. a pimple or red mark on the skin caused by an illness etc. She had measles and was covered in spots.
4. a place or small area, especially the exact place (where something happened etc). There was a large number of detectives gathered at the spot where the body had been found.
5. a small amount. Can I borrow a spot of sugar?
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotted
1. to catch sight of. She spotted him eventually at the very back of the crowd.
2. to recognize or pick out. No-one watching the play was able to spot the murderer.
ˈspotless adjective
very clean. a spotless kitchen.
ˈspotlessly adverb
ˈspotlessness noun
ˈspotted adjective
marked or covered with spots. Her dress was spotted with grease; a spotted tie.
ˈspotty adjective
(of people) covered with spots. a spotty face / young man.
ˈspottiness noun
spot check
an inspection made without warning, especially on items chosen at random from a group. We only found out about the flaw during a spot check on goods leaving the factory.
ˈspotlight noun
(a lamp for projecting) a circle of light that is thrown on to a small area.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotlit, ~ˈspotlighted
1. to light with a spotlight. The stage was spotlit.
2. to show up clearly or draw attention to. The incident spotlighted the difficulties with which we were faced.
in a spot
in trouble. His failure to return the papers on time put her in a spot.
on the spot
1. at once. She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot; (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.
2. in the exact place referred to; in the place where one is needed. It was a good thing you were on the spot when he had his heart attack; (also adjective) tour on-the-spot reporter.
3. (especially with put) in a dangerous, difficult or embarrassing position. The interviewer's questions really put the Prime Minister on the spot.
spot on
very accurate or exactly on the target. His description of Mary was spot on!
References in classic literature ?
but he spotted us at once, in spite of our secrecy.
So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow, while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
see yonder Turkish cheeks of spotted tawn -- living, breathing pictures painted by the sun.
It was sorely tumbled, damp, and covered with a dull, spotted, green mould, in consequence of being kept in a dark locker of the cabin.
A little harmless gossip ensued on various themes, such as where old Aunt Sally got her new red headkerchief, and how "Missis was a going to give Lizzy that spotted muslin gown, when she'd got her new berage made up;" and how Mas'r Shelby was thinking of buying a new sorrel colt, that was going to prove an addition to the glories of the place.
I spotted his progress on the succeeding day in the same way.
And she said that Wagner's operas differed from all others in one notable respect, and that was that they were not merely spotted with music here and there, but were ALL music, from the first strain to the last.
Why, I spotted you for a boy when you was threading the needle; and I contrived the other things just to make certain.
It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.
I had bought a spotted wooden horse over-night as a parting gift to little Wilkins Micawber - that was the boy - and a doll for little Emma.
She does not like to be blameworthy even in small things: you see how neatly her prayer-book is folded in her spotted handkerchief.
But I saw no spirits, though at times great spotted snakes crept from before my feet, and perhaps these were the Amatongo.