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Meaning of spotted by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /ˈspɑːtɨd/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈspɑɾɪ̈d/


    spotted ( comparative more spotted, superlative most spotted )

    1. Discoloured by spots; stained .
    2. ( no comparative or superlative ) Characterized by spots ( used especially of animals and plants ) .
      the spotted hyena




    1. Simple past tense and past participle of spot .

Explanation of spotted by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having spots or patches ( small areas of contrasting color or texture )

    2. a black-and-white spotted cow

    Definition of spotted by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.

    2. Spotted, a. Marked with spots; as, “a spotted garment or character”. “The spotted panther.” Spenser.

      Spotted fever ( Med. ), a name applied to various eruptive fevers, esp. to typhus fever and cerebro-spinal meningitis. -- Spotted tree ( Bot. ), an Australian tree ( Flindersia maculosa ); -- so called because its bark falls off in spots.