blotch

  • 1 Blotch — Blotch, n. [Cf. OE. blacche in blacchepot blacking pot, akin to black, as bleach is akin to bleak. See {Black}, a., or cf. {Blot} a spot.] 1. A blot or spot, as of color or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 blotch — index deface, defacement, onus (stigma), stain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 blotch — [blɔtʃ US bla:tʃ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from blot + botch swelling (14 19 centuries) (from Old North French boche, from Old French boce; BOSS1)] a pink or red mark on the skin, or a coloured mark on something >blotchy adj… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 blotch — [ blatʃ ] noun count a colored mark on something, especially a red mark on your skin …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 blotch — (n.) c.1600, perhaps a blend of blot and botch or patch …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 blotch — [n] smudge acne, blemish, blot, breakout, eruption, mark, mottling, patch, splash, spot, stain, stigma; concept 580 Ant. blank, clarity, cleanness …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 blotch — ► NOUN ▪ a large irregular patch or unsightly mark. ► VERB ▪ cover or mark with blotches. DERIVATIVES blotchy adjective. ORIGIN alteration of obsolete plotch …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 blotch — [bläch] n. [? extension of BLOT1] 1. a discolored patch or blemish on the skin 2. any large blot or stain vt. to cover or mark with blotches …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 blotch — [[t]blɒtʃ[/t]] n. 1) a large, irregular spot or blot; stain 2) a discolored spot on the skin; blemish 3) ppa any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and characterized by cankers and lesions 4) to mark with blotches • Etymology: 1595–1605… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 blotch — Commonly used term to denote a pigmented or erythematous lesion. * * * blotch bläch n a discolored patch on the skin <the face and neck were covered with large reddish blotches> blotch vt blotchy ē …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 blotch — UK [blɒtʃ] / US [blɑtʃ] noun [countable] Word forms blotch : singular blotch plural blotches a coloured mark on something, especially a red mark on your skin …

    English dictionary

  • 12 blotch — /bloch/, n. 1. a large, irregular spot or blot. 2. Plant Pathol. a. a diseased, discolored spot or area on a plant. b. a disease so characterized, usually accompanied by cankers and lesions. 3. a skin eruption; blemish. v.t. 4. to mark with… …

    Universalium

  • 13 blotch — [[t]blɒ̱tʃ[/t]] blotches N COUNT A blotch is a small unpleasant looking area of colour, for example on someone s skin. His face was covered in red blotches, seemingly a nasty case of acne. Syn: mark …

    English dictionary

  • 14 blotch — /blɒtʃ / (say bloch) noun 1. a large irregular spot or blot. 2. any of various moulds, as sooty blotch. –verb (t) 3. to mark with blotches; blot, spot, or blur. {blend of blot and botch} –blotchy, adjective …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 blotch — I. transitive verb Date: 1604 to mark or mar with blotches II. noun Etymology: perhaps blend of 1blot and 3botch Date: 1619 1. imperfection, blemish 2. a spot or mark (as of color or ink) especially when large or irregular • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 blotch — an irregular pigment mark, often with poorly defined margins …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 17 blotch — n. [OF. block, a clod of earth] A large irregular spot or marking …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 18 blotch — 1. noun An uneven patch of color or discoloration. 2. verb To mark with blotches …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 Blotch — Марашка; Pl дефекты печати (вследствие недостаточного наката краски); Клякса; помарка, пятно || покрываться пятнами …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 20 blotch — Synonyms and related words: band, bar, bedarken, besmirch, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, birthmark, black, blacken, blackwash, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, bloodstain, blot, blur, brand, caste mark, chalk, chalk up, charcoal, check, check off,… …

    Moby Thesaurus