- v catch sight of
- v detect with the senses
- v mar or impair with a flaw
- v make a spot or mark onto
The wine spotted the tablecloth
- v become spotted
- v mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
- s having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
a black-and-white spotted cow
- SN 2006gy collapsed into a black hole and exploded in a galaxy 240 million light years away, and was first spotted by a Texas grad student in 2006.
- Trikkes are a surprise hit in Hollywood, where Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Hutton and David Spade have all been spotted riding on them.
- When Hubble did that, it quickly spotted paydirt.
- Ian Rankin in Earthtimes.org
My wife spotted her writing her Edinburgh criminal detective novel,author Ian Rankin told the Sunday Times.
- Fabio Capello in FOXSports.com
Capello told Rai Radio Anch'io in Italy: "Only 38 per cent of the players are English. The pool is reduced. I have had to reinstate a 37-year-old goalkeeper but I have spotted one in the Under-21s who is very interesting."
- Sebastian Vettel in The Guardian
He said: "The sessions were OK today - in the afternoon we had a bit of a spin and flat-spotted a set of hard tyres. We also had a problem with the brake pedal but nothing big. The pace of the car was good. The new section of the track is quite low...