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Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
Edmund Waller

Meaning of "blot" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BLOT

Probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch bluysterblister.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BLOT

blot  [blɒt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BLOT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Blot is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb blot in English.

WHAT DOES BLOT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of blot in the English dictionary

The first definition of blot in the dictionary is a stain or spot of ink, paint, dirt, etc. Other definition of blot is something that spoils or detracts from the beauty or worth of something. Blot is also a blemish or stain on one's character or reputation.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BLOT

PRESENT

Present
I blot
you blot
he/she/it blots
we blot
you blot
they blot
Present continuous
I am blotting
you are blotting
he/she/it is blotting
we are blotting
you are blotting
they are blotting
Present perfect
I have blotted
you have blotted
he/she/it has blotted
we have blotted
you have blotted
they have blotted
Present perfect continuous
I have been blotting
you have been blotting
he/she/it has been blotting
we have been blotting
you have been blotting
they have been blotting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I blotted
you blotted
he/she/it blotted
we blotted
you blotted
they blotted
Past continuous
I was blotting
you were blotting
he/she/it was blotting
we were blotting
you were blotting
they were blotting
Past perfect
I had blotted
you had blotted
he/she/it had blotted
we had blotted
you had blotted
they had blotted
Past perfect continuous
I had been blotting
you had been blotting
he/she/it had been blotting
we had been blotting
you had been blotting
they had been blotting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will blot
you will blot
he/she/it will blot
we will blot
you will blot
they will blot
Future continuous
I will be blotting
you will be blotting
he/she/it will be blotting
we will be blotting
you will be blotting
they will be blotting
Future perfect
I will have blotted
you will have blotted
he/she/it will have blotted
we will have blotted
you will have blotted
they will have blotted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been blotting
you will have been blotting
he/she/it will have been blotting
we will have been blotting
you will have been blotting
they will have been blotting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would blot
you would blot
he/she/it would blot
we would blot
you would blot
they would blot
Conditional continuous
I would be blotting
you would be blotting
he/she/it would be blotting
we would be blotting
you would be blotting
they would be blotting
Conditional perfect
I would have blot
you would have blot
he/she/it would have blot
we would have blot
you would have blot
they would have blot
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been blotting
you would have been blotting
he/she/it would have been blotting
we would have been blotting
you would have been blotting
they would have been blotting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you blot
we let´s blot
you blot
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to blot
Past participle
blotted
Present Participle
blotting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BLOT


allot
əˈlɒt
backlot
ˈbækˌlɒt
cachalot
ˈkæʃəˌlɒt
calotte
kəˈlɒt
Camelot
ˈkæmɪˌlɒt
clot
klɒt
complot
ˈkɒmplɒt
culotte
kʊˈlɒt
feedlot
ˈfiːdˌlɒt
inkblot
ˈɪŋkˌblɒt
lot
lɒt
ocelot
ˈɒsɪˌlɒt
plot
plɒt
polyglot
ˈpɒlɪˌɡlɒt
replot
riːˈplɒt
sandlot
ˈsændˌlɒt
shallot
ʃəˈlɒt
slot
slɒt
subplot
ˈsʌbˌplɒt
woodlot
ˈwʊdˌlɒt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BLOT

blossoming
blossomless
blossomy
blot analysis
blot on one´s escutcheon
blot one´s copybook
blotch
blotched
blotchily
blotchiness
blotchy
blotless
blotted
blotter
blottesque
blotting
blotting paper
blotting-pad
blotto
blotty

WORDS THAT END LIKE BLOT

a bad lot
absentee ballot
airline pilot
autopilot
ballot
blood clot
copilot
harlot
job lot
Lancelot
lose the plot
maillot
Merlot
on automatic pilot
parking lot
pilot
the lot
time slot
vacant lot
zealot

Synonyms and antonyms of blot in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BLOT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «blot» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of blot
absorb · blemish · blotch · defect · demerit · disfigure · disgrace · draw up · dry up · fault · flaw · mark · mop up · patch · scar · smear · smirch · smudge · sop up · speck · splodge · spoil · spot · stain · sully · taint · take up · tarnish

Translation of «blot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BLOT

Find out the translation of blot to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of blot from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «blot» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 污点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

borrón
570 millions of speakers

English

blot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दाग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وصمة عار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

клякса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

borrão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কলঙ্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tache
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Blot
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Makel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

汚点
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오점
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Blot
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vết nhục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கறையாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डाग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

leke
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

macchia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

plama
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клякса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κηλίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of blot

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BLOT»

The term «blot» is very widely used and occupies the 20.648 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BLOT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «blot» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «blot» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about blot

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9 QUOTES WITH «BLOT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word blot.
1
Robert Farrar Capon
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.
2
Dick Durbin
These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation - sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation.
3
John Marshall Harlan
The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.
4
Jeane Kirkpatrick
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.
5
Nicholas Mosley
To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative.
6
Susie Orbach
Fat people are so rarely included in visual culture that fat is perceived as a blot on the landscape of sleek and slim.
7
Kailash Satyarthi
If not now, then when? If not you, then who? If we are able to answer these fundamental questions, then perhaps we can wipe away the blot of human slavery.
8
Edmund Waller
Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
9
Frank Waters
The whole westward expansion myth is seen as romantic. But it's a joke, a blot on American history.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BLOT»

Discover the use of blot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to blot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Literacy and Literacies: Texts, Power, and Identity
The authors present a new account of literacy & its relation to power.
James Collins, Richard K. Blot, 2003
2
Handbook of Practical Cookery, for Ladies and Professional Cooks
Published in 1868 by renowned cooking teacher Pierre Blot, The Handbook of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks is a masterwork of French Cookery.
Pierre Blot, 2008
3
Of Sin and Blot
The author, who has only written gentle books about good people, kicks over the traces this time. This is a shades-of-gray book which will keep the reader wondering who is good and who is bad or who is bad and who is worse.
Dorothy Lee, 2005
4
Underwater archaeology: exploring the world beneath the sea
A study of underwater archaeology examines the various ways in which it has evolved from the diving bell to the Aqua-Lung to today's marine robots, accompanied by before and after images of objects reclaimed from the sea. Original.
Jean-Yves Blot, 1996
5
A Blot on His Escutcheon
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
C A Cuthbert, 2012
6
Blot on the Landscape
Flora the Labrador and Higgins the Cat both were satisfied with their quiet lifestyle until Blots arrival to Bigglestone Hall. Then starts a series of adventures for him and his new family and friends who he meets along the way.
Julie Toft, 2010
7
French Daguerreotypes
1850 quarter-plate 76:168:121 Prov: Sabatier-Blot family; Cromer Collection ( J. B. SABATIER-BLOT) 62.27 (223) Portrait of a young girl (.-"Sabatier's daughter) ca. 1850 sixth-plate, round 76:168:22 62.28 (224) Portrait of a girl ca. 1850 full ...
Janet E. Buerger, 1989
8
Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography: A-I, index
In 1 838 he married Miss Blot and in 1839 their only daughter, Maria, was born; throughout the years of the 1 840s, both were his favored models for daguerreotype portraits. From the beginning of the 1 840s he seemed to become part of the ...
John Hannavy, 2008
9
The HIV Manual: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment
There are two widely used confirmatory antibody tests: the Western blot and the indirect immunofluoresence assay (IFA). The most commonly used confirmatory antibody test, the Western blot, detects the serum antibodies directed against ...
David H. Spach, Thomas M. Hooton, 1996
10
The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Newell Dwight Hillis, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BLOT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term blot is used in the context of the following news items.
1
America's Game
The keeper stumbled backward, reaching her right hand up in the air, as much to blot out the sun as to reach for the ball. It came down over her ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
2
Short-term cold acclimation improves insulin sensitivity in patients …
(e–h) Western blot data for phosphorylation of AKT at Ser473 (e), phosphorylation of AS160 (f), ratio of phosphorylated AMPK (p-AMPK) and AMPK (g) and ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
3
Kate Ford on Tracy's ex-husband Robert Preston
He shouts at Robert to get out, he thinks Tracy's sunk lower than ever but she just wanted to blot out the pain. How does Tracy feel about Peter's ... «Coronation Street Blog, Jul 15»
4
Their campaign for student government was a joke, but they're …
This is just a blot on the university's past.” Emma Brown writes about national education and about people with a stake in schools, including ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
The Forgotten Man Behind William Carlos Williams's 'Red …
Mr. Logan cautions against finding definitive meanings in the poem's “Rorschach blot,” but he speculates that for Williams, “the barrow might ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
Approval at last for Bonnybridge scrap yard
Since then the business has expanded leading to complaints from neighbours that a 'blot on the landscape' had been created without the ... «Falkirk Herald, Jul 15»
7
WALANG TREN SA SONA? | Recto prods DOTC to ensure PNR …
It will be a “blot on the administration's overall good performance record” if the trains are grounded on the day President Aquino delivers his ... «InterAksyon, Jul 15»
8
Revealed: What Southend's two notorious tower blocks will look like …
“Quite a number of people have said that Heath and Carby House is an eyesore and a blot on the landscape in one of the main roads coming ... «Echo, Jul 15»
9
The Best Lodges Of Vancouver Island: Sonora Resort
Speaking of tech, bonus points for providing aviation headsets, which blot out engine noise and allow passengers and guide to hear one ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
10
Committee to look into Bunso canopy walkway disaster
... and security measures in tourism facilities should not be taken lightly, insisting that whatever happened that day was a blot on the industry. «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»

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