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Definition of Blot


  1. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
  2. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
  3. To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
  4. 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. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
  6. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
  7. To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
  8. A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.
  9. An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.
  10. A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
  11. An exposure of a single man to be taken up.
  12. A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.
  13. A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.

Blot Quotations

Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our planet alone is a blot; our planet alone has death.
Annie Dillard

The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But it's a joke, a blot on American history.
Frank Waters

Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
George Eliot

I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
Jeane Kirkpatrick

Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings.
Robert Farrar Capon
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Blot Translations

blot in Danish is plet
blot in Dutch is plek, klak, klad, mop, smet, moet
blot in Finnish is tahra
blot in French is tache
blot in German is Fleck, klecksen, Klecks, Klecks
blot in Norwegian is klatt, flekk
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