(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. place, locality, site; blotch, dapple, speckle, macula; smear, spatter, daub, blot; blemish, flaw, stain, stigma. See location, disrepute.
- on the spot
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. prompt, ready, instantaneous; see immediate 1 .
1. [A dot]
Syn. speck, flaw, pimple; see bit 1 , blemish .
2. [A place]
Syn. point, locality, scene; see place 3 .
3. [Small amount]
Syn. minute quantity, little bit, pinch; see bit 1 .
hit the high spots*,
4. hurry, travel rapidly, make good time*; see speed .
5. treat hastily, go over lightly, touch up; see neglect 1 , 2 .
hit the spot*,
Syn. please, delight, taste good, be just right; see satisfy 1 .
in a bad spot*,
Syn. in danger, in trouble, in difficulty, threatened, in a bad situation, on the spot*; see also dangerous 1 , 2 .
on the spot,
6. [Quickly]
Syn. immediately, now, at once; see immediately .
7. [*In trouble]
Syn. in danger, in difficulty, in a corner.
1. [Stain]
Syn. blemish, blotch, splatter; see dirty , spatter .
2. [Point out]
Syn. find, detect, recognize; see locate 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. stain blot, speck, smudge, mark, splotch, discoloration, speckle, dot, patch, daub, smirch.
2. location locale, position, point, place, site, area, section, setting, region, space.
3. dilemma bind, *sticky situation, fix, mess, predicament, *pickle, jam.
1. stain blot, blemish, smudge, mark, discolor, speckle, daub, dirty, splash, sprinkle, fleck.
2. see detect, recognize, make out, pinpoint, discern, spy, sight, catch sight of, find, identify.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A very small mark: dash, dot, fleck, pinpoint, point, speck. See MARKS. 2. A mark of discredit or disgrace: black eye, blemish, blot, onus, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish. Archaic: attaint. Idiom: a blot on one's escutcheon. See MARKS, RESPECT. 3. A particular portion of space chosen for something: location, locus, place, point. See PLACE. 4. A post of employment: appointment, berth, billet, job, office, place, position, situation, slot. Slang: gig. See PLACE. 5. Informal. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition: box1, corner, deep water, difficulty, dilemma, Dutch, fix, hole, hot spot, hot water, jam, plight1, predicament, quagmire, scrape, soup, trouble. Informal: bind, pickle. See EASY. 6. Chiefly British. A tiny amount: bit1, crumb, dab1, dash, dot, dram, drop, fragment, grain, iota, jot, minim, mite, modicum, molecule, ort, ounce, particle, scrap1, scruple, shred, smidgen, speck, tittle, trifle, whit. See BIG. II verb 1. To mark or soil with spots: bespatter, blotch, spatter, splatter, splotch. See MARKS. 2. To put in or assign to a certain position or location: emplace, install, locate, place, position, set1, site, situate. See PLACE. 3. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly: catch, descry, detect, discern, espy, glimpse, spy. See SEE. 4. To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty: descry, discern, distinguish, make out, pick out. See SEE. 5. To look for and discover: find, locate, pinpoint. See GET. III adjective Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure: chance, desultory, haphazard, hit-or-miss, indiscriminate, random, unplanned. See PLANNED.

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