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See definition of spotting on Dictionary.com
  • verbmark, stain
  • verbsee, recognize

synonyms for spotting

  • besmirch
  • bespatter
  • blot
  • blotch
  • dapple
  • dirty
  • dot
  • fleck
  • maculate
  • marble
  • mottle
  • pepper
  • pimple
  • soil
  • spatter
  • speck
  • speckle
  • splash
  • splotch
  • stipple
  • streak
  • stripe
  • stud
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • locate
  • detect
  • pinpoint
  • track
  • discover
  • observe
  • identify
  • sight
  • catch
  • find
  • encounter
  • diagnose
  • trace
  • espy
  • place
  • descry
  • distinguish
  • discern
  • ferret out
  • make out
  • point out
  • turn up
  • determinate
  • catch sight of
  • meet with
  • pick out
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antonyms for spotting

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  • clean
  • overlook
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How to use spotting in a sentence

Their gunnery won't run to it—was never meant to run to it—and with five going aeroplanes we can't do the spotting.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Enroute to the airplane spotting station, the cab neither met nor passed any vehicle.
GHOST BEYOND THE GATEMILDRED A. WIRT
A very light plane, intended for artillery-spotting, took off from the nearest airfield to Boulder Lake.
OPERATION TERRORWILLIAM FITZGERALD JENKINS
Gradually, these guns all try out their range with the aeroplanes spotting the fall of their shells.
THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR, VOLUME I (OF 8)VARIOUS
If by "spotting" you mean—was I aware of the existence of a very exuberant young person, with a most distressing American accent?
THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONSF. ANSTEY
This type of machine is used for photographic work, for artillery “spotting,” and for many general service duties over the lines.
THE ROMANCE OF AIRCRAFTLAWRENCE YARD SMITH
With the flashlight he probed the darkness, spotting the high, vaulted ceiling above him.
BEAR TRAPALAN EDWARD NOURSE
"You've said it, Boy," remarked Dixie, and turned to his spotting again.
AIR MEN O' WARBOYD CABLE
The enemy machines did little gun-spotting over our positions.
AIR MEN O' WARBOYD CABLE
Yes, yes, I see now; but who have they been spotting or shadowing?
THE WHITE ROSE OF MEMPHISWILLIAM C. FALKNER
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WORDS RELATED TO SPOTTING

  • attention
  • beholding
  • cognizance
  • detection
  • discovery
  • eyeing
  • finding
  • note
  • notice
  • observance
  • spotting
  • declaring
  • denoting
  • designating
  • disclosing
  • displaying
  • evidencing
  • guiding
  • manifesting
  • marking
  • placing
  • revealing
  • showing
  • signifying
  • specifying
  • spotting
  • steering
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