Blot

Definition of Blot

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Blotted ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blotting.]
1.To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
The brief was writ and blotted all with gore.
- Gascoigne.
2.To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads.
- Shak.
3.To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood.
- Rowe.
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.
One act like this blots out a thousand crimes.
- Dryden.
5.To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane.
- Cowley.
6.To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
v. i.1.To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
n.1.A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.
2.An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.
3.A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
This deadly blot in thy digressing son.
- Shak.
1.(Backgammon) An exposure of a single man to be taken up.
He is too great a master of his art to make a blot which may be so easily hit.
- Dryden.
2.A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.

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