Associations to the word «Blot»

Pictures for the word «Blot»


BLOT, noun. A blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance.
BLOT, noun. (by extension) A stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace.
BLOT, noun. (biochemistry) A method of transferring proteins, DNA or RNA, onto a carrier.
BLOT, noun. (backgammon) an exposed piece in backgammon.
BLOT, verb. (transitive) to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance.
BLOT, verb. (intransitive) to soak up or absorb liquid.
BLOT, verb. (transitive) To dry (writing, etc.) with blotting paper.
BLOT, verb. (transitive) To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
BLOT, verb. (transitive) To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
BLOT, verb. (transitive) To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
BLOT, verb. (transitive) To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; generally with out.
BLOT, verb. (transitive) To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
BLÓT, noun. A Norse pagan ritual sacrifice, now performed by the followers of Asatru.
BLOT ON THE ESCUTCHEON, noun. (idiomatic) Something damaging to one's reputation.
BLOT ONE'S COPY BOOK, verb. (idiomatic) to damage one's own reputation through bad behavior.
BLOT OUT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see blot,‎ out.
BLOT OUT, verb. (transitive) To obscure.
BLOT OUT, verb. (transitive) To make indecipherable; to obliterate.
BLOT OUT, verb. (transitive) To annihilate
BLOT TEST, noun. The Rorschach test.

Dictionary definition

BLOT, noun. A blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek".
BLOT, noun. An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook".
BLOT, verb. Dry (ink) with blotting paper.
BLOT, verb. Make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche