1 spot /ˈspɑːt/ noun
plural spots
1 spot
plural spots
Learner's definition of SPOT
: a small area of a surface that is different from other areas
often + on
see also beauty spot, sunspot
: a small amount of a substance that is on something
often + of
: a small mark or lump on your skin, on the surface of a plant, etc.
: a particular space or area : place
see also black spot, hot spot, nightspot, trouble spot, bright spot at bright
: a particular position in a competition, organization, program, etc.
: an appearance on a television or radio program
: a short announcement or advertisement on television or radio
: a difficult or embarrassing position or situation usually singular
British : a small amount of something

a leopard can't change its spots

see leopard

hit the spot

informal, of food or drink
: to be very enjoyable or satisfying

knock spots off

British, informal
: to be much better than (someone or something)

on the spot

: right away at the place that has been mentioned : immediately
: at the place where something is happening
: in a difficult or dangerous position or situation
British : in the same location without moving forward or backward
see also blind spot, soft spot
2 spot /ˈspɑːt/ verb
spots; spotted; spotting
2 spot
spots; spotted; spotting
Learner's definition of SPOT
[+ object]
not used in progressive tenses : to see or notice (someone or something that is difficult to see or find)
: to give (an opponent) a specified advantage at the beginning of a race, game, etc., in order to make a competition more even
informal : to lend (someone) a small amount of money
American football : to put (the football) at the appropriate place on the field in preparation for the next play
: to mark (something) with spots usually used as (be) spotted with
3 spot /ˈspɑːt/ adjective
3 spot
Learner's definition of SPOT
always used before a noun finance
: relating to goods or shares that are paid for and delivered immediately instead of at a future time