What does blot mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blot.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slurnoun

    a blemish made by dirt

    "he had a smudge on his cheek"

  2. blot, smear, smirch, spot, stainverb

    an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

    "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

  3. blotverb

    dry (ink) with blotting paper

  4. spot, fleck, blob, blotverb

    make a spot or mark onto

    "The wine spotted the tablecloth"


  1. blotnoun

    A blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance.

    Etymology: Originally "blemish," perhaps from blettr, or from bloche

  2. blotnoun

    A stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace.

    Etymology: Originally "blemish," perhaps from blettr, or from bloche

  3. blotnoun

    The Southern blot analysis (and derived Northern and Western) analytical techniques.

    Etymology: Originally "blemish," perhaps from blettr, or from bloche

  4. blotnoun

    an exposed piece in backgammon.

    Etymology: Originally "blemish," perhaps from blettr, or from bloche

  5. blotverb

    to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance

    Etymology: Originally "blemish," perhaps from blettr, or from bloche

  6. blotverb

    to soak up, or absorb liquid

    Etymology: Originally "blemish," perhaps from blettr, or from bloche

  7. blotverb

    to hide, obscure or obliterate something

    Etymology: Originally "blemish," perhaps from blettr, or from bloche

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blotverb

    to spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink

  2. Blotverb

    to impair; to damage; to mar; to soil

  3. Blotverb

    to stain with infamy; to disgrace

  4. Blotverb

    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

  5. Blotverb

    to obscure; to eclipse; to shadow

  6. Blotverb

    to dry, as writing, with blotting paper

  7. Blotverb

    to take a blot; as, this paper blots easily

  8. Blotnoun

    a spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur

  9. Blotnoun

    an obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure

  10. Blotnoun

    a spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish

  11. Blotnoun

    an exposure of a single man to be taken up

  12. Blotnoun

    a single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up

  13. Blotnoun

    a weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark


  1. Blot

    Blot is the fourth full-length album by the Norwegian black/Viking metal band Einherjer. It was released on November 21, 2003, by Tabu Recordings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blot

    blot, n. a spot or stain: an obliteration, as of something written: a stain in reputation.—v.t. to spot or stain: to obliterate or destroy: to disgrace: to dry writing with blotting-paper:—pr.p. blot′ting; pa.p. blot′ted.—n. and adj. Blot′tesque, a painting executed with heavy blot-like touches, a daub or (fig.) a vigorous descriptive sketch.—n. Blotting-pā′per, unsized paper, used for absorbing ink.—adj. Blot′ty. [Prob. Scand., as in Dan. plet, Ice. blettr, a spot.]

  2. Blot

    blot, n. a piece liable to be taken at backgammon: a weak place in anything. [Ety. obscure; Dut. bloot, naked.]

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  1. bolt, Bolt

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blot in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of blot in a Sentence

  1. Alan B. Watts:

    But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.

  2. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.

  3. H Hahn Blavatsky:

    Live neither in the present nor the future, but in the eternal. The giant weed (of evil) cannot flower there this blot upon existence is wiped out by the very atmosphere of eternal thought.

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  • попивам, гол, зацапвам, позор, петно, заличавам, опетнявам, безчестиеBulgarian
  • Klecks, Fleck, ablöschenGerman
  • makuloEsperanto
  • emborronar, mancharSpanish
  • tahra, imeytyä, imeä, tahrata, piilotella, imaistaFinnish
  • tacher, tache, souillureFrench
  • makuloIdo
  • macchia, macchiareItalian
  • уят, төгүлгөн сыя, такKyrgyz
  • vlek, schandvlekDutch
  • pătaRomanian
  • пятно, клякса, позорRussian
  • плямаUkrainian
  • 污点Chinese

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