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Is blot a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word blot is a Scrabble US word. The word blot is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'blot'

BLOT 6BOLT 6

3 letters words from 'blot'

BOT 5LOB 5
LOT 3 

2 letters words from 'blot'

BO 4LO 2
OB 4TO 2

All 4 letters words made out of blot

blot lbot bolt oblt lobt olbt blto lbto btlo tblo ltbo tlbo botl obtl btol tbol otbl tobl lotb oltb ltob tlob otlb tolb

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word blot. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in blot.

Definitions and meaning of blot

blot

Etymology

From Middle English blot (blot, spot, stain, blemish). Perhaps from Old Norse blettr (blot, stain), or from Old French bloche (clod of earth).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /blɒt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt
  • (General American) IPA(key): /blɑt/

Noun

blot (plural blots)

  1. A blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance.
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act II, Scene 1,[1]
      England, bound in with the triumphant sea
      Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
      Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
      With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
    • 1850, Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Chapter 17,[2]
      Her utmost powers of expression (which were certainly not great in ink) were exhausted in the attempt to write what she felt on the subject of my journey. Four sides of incoherent and interjectional beginnings of sentences, that had no end, except blots, were inadequate to afford her any relief. But the blots were more expressive to me than the best composition; for they showed me that Peggotty had been crying all over the paper, and what could I have desired more?
    • 1918, Siegfried Sassoon, “The Death-Bed” in The Old Huntsman and Other Poems, London: Heinemann, p. 95,[3]
      [] He was blind; he could not see the stars
      Glinting among the wraiths of wandering cloud;
      Queer blots of colour, purple, scarlet, green,
      Flickered and faded in his drowning eyes.
  2. (by extension) A stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace.
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act V, Scene 3,[4]
      Thy overflow of good converts to bad,
      And thy abundant goodness shall excuse
      This deadly blot in thy digressing son.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Proverbs 9:7,[5]
      He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
    • 1785, William Cowper, The Task (poem), London: J. Johnson, Book 2, p. 46,[6]
      Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys;
      And worse than all, and most to be deplored
      As human nature’s broadest, foulest blot,
      Chains him, and tasks him, and exacts his sweat
      With stripes, that mercy with a bleeding heart
      Weeps when she sees inflicted on a beast.
  3. (biochemistry) A method of transferring proteins, DNA or RNA, onto a carrier.
  4. (backgammon) an exposed piece in backgammon.

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Verb

blot (third-person singular simple present blots, present participle blotting, simple past and past participle blotted)

  1. (transitive) to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance.
  2. (intransitive) to soak up or absorb liquid.
    This paper blots easily.
  3. (transitive) To dry (writing, etc.) with blotting paper.
  4. (transitive) To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
    • (Can we date this quote by Gascoigne and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The briefe was writte and blotted all with gore.
  5. (transitive) To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
  6. (transitive) To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
    • (Can we date this quote by Rowe and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood.
  7. (transitive) To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; generally with out.
    to blot out a word or a sentence
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      One act like this blots out a thousand crimes.
  8. (transitive) To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
    • (Can we date this quote by Cowley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane.

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Anagrams

  • Bolt, bolt

Danish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle Low German blōt (bare), from Proto-Germanic *blautaz (void, emaciated, soft), cognate with German bloß (bare) and Danish blød (soft).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥lʌd̥]

Adjective

blot (plural and definite singular attributive blotte)

  1. (dated) mere, very

Adverb

blot

  1. (slightly formal) only, merely
Synonyms
  • kun, bare

Etymology 2

Borrowed Old Norse blót, from Proto-Germanic *blōtą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥loˀd̥]

Noun

blot

  1. a sacrifice (especially a blood sacrifice by heathens)

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥lʌd̥]

Verb

blot

  1. imperative of blotte

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥loˀd̥]

Verb

blot

  1. imperative of blote

Luxembourgish

Adjective

blot

  1. neuter nominative of blo
  2. neuter accusative of blo

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *blōtą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bloːt/

Noun

blōt n

  1. a sacrifice, especially a blood sacrifice by heathens

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to spot or stain.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)