billet vs spot what difference

what is difference between billet and spot

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK, General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɪlɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle English bylet, from Anglo-Norman billette (list, schedule), from bille +‎ -ette, from Latin bulla (document).

Noun

billet (plural billets)

  1. A short informal letter.
  2. A written order to quarter soldiers.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle French billette (schedule), from bullette, diminutive form of bulle (document), from Medieval Latin bulla, hence cognate with etymology 1 above.

Noun

billet (plural billets)

  1. A place where a soldier is assigned to lodge.
    • 1997, Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 9 (Totem Books, Icon Books; →ISBN
      17 June 1940: Prime Minister Pétain requests armistice. Germans use the Foucaults’ holiday home as officers’ billet. Foucault steals firewood for school from collaborationist militia. Foucault does well at school, but messes up his summer exams in 1940.
  2. Temporary lodgings in a private residence, such as is organised for members of a visiting sports team.
  3. An allocated space or berth in a boat or ship.
  4. (figuratively) Berth; position.
    • 1897, Pall Mall Magazine
      His shafts of satire fly straight to their billet, and there they rankle.

Verb

billet (third-person singular simple present billets, present participle billeting or billetting, simple past and past participle billeted or billetted)

  1. (transitive, of a householder etc.) To lodge soldiers, or guests, usually by order.
    • Billeted in so antiquated a mansion.
  2. (intransitive, of a soldier) To lodge, or be quartered, in a private house.
  3. (transitive) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English billet, bylet, belet, billette, from Old French billette, from bille (log, tree trunk), from Vulgar Latin *bilia, probably of Gaulish origin (compare Old Irish bile (tree)).

Noun

billet (plural billets)

  1. (metallurgy) A semi-finished length of metal.
  2. A short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
  3. A short cutting of sugar cane produced by a harvester or used for planting.
  4. (heraldry) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon.
  5. (architecture) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood, either square or round.
  6. (saddlery) A strap that enters a buckle.
  7. A loop that receives the end of a buckled strap.
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Translations

Etymology 4

Noun

billet (plural billets)

  1. Alternative form of billard (coalfish)

Anagrams

  • LIBlet, Litbel

Danish

Etymology

From French billet.

Noun

billet c (singular definite billetten, plural indefinite billetter)

  1. ticket (admission to entertainment, pass for transportation)

Inflection

Further reading

  • “billet” in Den Danske Ordbog

French

Etymology

From Old French billette, from Latin bulla. See French boulette.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bi.jɛ/

Noun

billet m (plural billets)

  1. ticket
  2. note, a brief message
  3. (short for billet de banque) banknote

Derived terms

  • distributeur de billets

Related terms

  • billet de banque (bank note)
  • billet-doux
  • billette
  • billetterie
  • billetiste

Descendants

Further reading

  • “billet” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Middle English spot, spotte, partially from Middle Dutch spotte (spot, speck), and partially merging with Middle English splot, from Old English splott (spot, plot of land). Cognate with North Frisian spot (speck, piece of ground), Low German spot (speck), Old Norse spotti (small piece). See also splot, splotch.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /spɒt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt
  • (US) IPA(key): /spɑt/

Noun

spot (plural spots)

  1. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
  2. A stain or disfiguring mark.
  3. A pimple, papule or pustule.
  4. A small, unspecified amount or quantity.
  5. (slang, US) A bill of five-dollar or ten-dollar denomination in dollars.
  6. A location or area.
    • 1800, William Wordsworth, Hart-leap Well
      “A jolly place,” said he, “in times of old! / But something ails it now: the spot is curs’d.”
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [1]
      Yachvilli made it 6-0 with a second sweet strike from 45 metres after Matt Stevens was penalised for collapsing a scrum, and then slid another penalty just wide from the same spot.
  7. A parking space.
  8. (sports) An official determination of placement.
  9. A bright lamp; a spotlight.
  10. (US, advertising) A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
  11. A difficult situation.
    Synonyms: predicament; see also Thesaurus:difficult situation
  12. (gymnastics, dance, weightlifting) One who spots (supports or assists a maneuver, or is prepared to assist if safety dictates); a spotter.
  13. (soccer) Penalty spot.
  14. The act of spotting or noticing something.
  15. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above the beak.
  16. A food fish (Leiostomus xanthurus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States, with a black spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark bars on the sides.
  17. The southern redfish, or red horse (Sciaenops ocellatus), which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail.
  18. (in the plural, brokers’ slang, dated) Commodities, such as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.
  19. An autosoliton.
  20. (finance) A decimal point; point.
  21. Any of various points marked on the table, from which balls are played, in snooker, pool, billiards, etc.
  22. Any of the balls marked with spots in the game of pool, which one player aims to pot, the other player taking the stripes.

Hyponyms

  • sitspot
  • shot spot
  • sweet spot

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Catalan: espot

Translations

Verb

spot (third-person singular simple present spots, present participle spotting, simple past and past participle spotted)

  1. (transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate, distinguish or identify.
  2. (finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To stain; to leave a spot (on).
  4. To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
  5. To retouch a photograph on film to remove minor flaws.
  6. (gymnastics, dance, weightlifting, climbing) To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.
  7. (dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
  8. To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation.
  9. To cut or chip (timber) in preparation for hewing.
  10. To place an object at a location indicated by a spot. Notably in billiards or snooker.

Translations

Adjective

spot (not comparable)

  1. (commerce, finance) Available on the spot; for immediate payment or delivery.

Translations

Anagrams

  • OTPs, POST, POTS, PTOs, Post, TPOs, opts, post, post-, post., pots, stop, tops

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsb̥ʌd̥]

Etymology 1

From the verb spotte (to mock). Compare Old Norse spottr, German Spott.

Noun

spot c (singular definite spotten, not used in plural form)

  1. mockery, ridicule
    • 2013, Jan Guillou, Vejen til Jerusalem, Modtryk →ISBN
      Men at også den anden søn savnede alle mandlige dyder, var straks værre og gjorde spotten større.

      But that the other son, too, lacked all male virtues, was much worse and enlarged the mockery.
    • 2010, Tove Ditlevsen, Man gjorde et barn fortræd, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN
      Hun havde råd til at smile igen, så ligegyldig var deres spot hende.

      She could afford to smile back, that was how little she cared about their ridicule.
    • 2015, Jørgen Christensen, Muhammed-tegningerne, demokratiet og sikkerhedspolitikken, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 9
      I artiklen skrev kulturredaktør Flemming Rose bl.a., at muslimer måtte acceptere, at deres religiøse følelser blev udsat for hån, spot og latterliggørelse[sic]:…

      In the article, editor of culture Flemming Rose wrote, among other things, that muslims had to accept their religious feelings being made the object of mockery, derision and ridicule:…
    • 2014, Fjodor M. Dostojevskij, Minder fra dødens hus, Bechs Forlag – Viatone →ISBN
      Først sporede man hos alle en heftig forbitrelse, derefter en dyb nedslåethed, og endelig syntes al sindsbevægelse at vige pladsen for hoverende spot.

      At first, one saw with everyone a hefty bitterness, then a deep sadness, and finally, all emotion seemed to recede, making way for gloating mockery.
Inflection

Etymology 2

From English spot.

Noun

spot c or n (singular definite spotten or spottet, plural indefinite spot or spots)

  1. spotlight
    • 1982, Lene H. Bagger, Idioterne, p. 179
      I millisekundet hvor lyset satte spots på hendes uforberedte ansigt, røbede det hende

      In the short moment when the light turned the spotlight on her unprepared face, it revealed her
  2. spot (short advertisement in radio or TV)
    • 2012, Jyllands-Posten
      Lego meddeler, at deres juleomsætning overgik alle forventninger på grund af spottene i TV 2

      LEGO informs that their Christmas sale surpassed all expectations due to the spots on TV 2
Inflection

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

spot

  1. imperative of spotte

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spɔt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch spot, from Old Dutch *spot, from Proto-Germanic *spuþþaz.

Noun

spot m (uncountable)

  1. mockery
    Synonyms: spotternij, plagerij, pesterij

Descendants

  • Negerhollands: spot

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English spot.

Noun

spot m (plural spots, diminutive spotje n)

  1. spot; a spotlight.
  2. spot; a brief segment on television.

Anagrams

  • post, stop

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English spot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spɔt/

Noun

spot m (plural spots)

  1. (physics) light spot
  2. blip (on radar)
  3. (cinematography, theater) spotlight, spot
  4. (surfing) area
  5. (television) spot; a brief segment on television.

Further reading

  • “spot” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • pots, stop

Indonesian

Etymology

From English spot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈspɔt]
  • Hyphenation: spot

Noun

spot

  1. (colloquial) spot, a location or area.

Further reading

  • “spot” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Etymology

From English spot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔt/

Noun

spot m (invariable)

  1. spot (theatrical light; luminous point; brief radio or TV advertisment)

Further reading

  • spot in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • post, post-, stop

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *spot, from Proto-Germanic *sputtaz.

Noun

spot m or n

  1. joke, jest
  2. mockery, derision

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms

  • spotten

Descendants

  • Dutch: spot

Further reading

  • “spot”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “spot”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Old High German

Etymology

Compare Dutch spot. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

spot m

  1. mockery

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle High German: spot
    • German: Spott

References

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from English spot (brief advertisement).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spɔt/

Noun

spot m inan

  1. (neologism) spot, a short broadcast in television

Usage notes

Used for all short informational and promotional broadcasts, such as public service announcements, social campaigns, election ads and advertisements. The native counterpart reklama is restricted to advertisements.

Declension


Scottish Gaelic

Noun

spot m (genitive singular spoit, plural spotan)

  1. spot, stain
  2. spot, place

Synonyms

  • (place): bad

Derived terms

  • spot dall

Spanish

Noun

spot m (plural spots)

  1. advert, ad

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English sport.

Noun

spot

  1. sport

Volapük

Noun

spot (nominative plural spots)

  1. sport

Declension


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