Blot (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blotted (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blotting.] [Cf. Dan. plette. See 3d Blot.]


To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.

The brief was writ and blotted all with gore. Gascoigne.


To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.

It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads. Shak.


To stain with infamy; to disgrace.

Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood. Rowe.


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.


To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.

He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane. Cowley.


To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.

Syn. -- To obliterate; expunge; erase; efface; cancel; tarnish; disgrace; blur; sully; smear; smutch.


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Blot, v. i.

To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.


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Blot, n. [Cf. Icel. blettr, Dan. plet.]


A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur.

"Inky blots and rotten parchment bonds."



An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.



A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.

This deadly blot in thy digressing son. Shak.


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Blot, n. [Cf. Dan. blot bare, naked, Sw. blott, d. bloot, G. bloss, and perh. E. bloat.]

1. Backgammon (a)

An exposure of a single man to be taken up.


A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.

He is too great a master of his art to make a blot which may be so easily hit. Dryden.


A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.


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