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Blot - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Blot' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Blot [ n.]
- A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.
- An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.
- A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
- An exposure of a single man to be taken up.
- A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.
- A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.
2 . Blot [ v. i.]
- To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
3 . Blot [ v. t.]
- To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
- To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
- To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
- To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
- To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
- To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.

Meaning of 'Blot' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . blot [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a blemish made by dirt
Example in sentence:
  • he had a smudge on his cheek
Meaning (2):
- an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
Example in sentence:
  • he made a huge blot on his copybook
3 . blot [ v]
Meaning (3):
- make a spot or mark onto
Example in sentence:
  • The wine spotted the tablecloth