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NOUN (2)

1. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole;
- Example: "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
[syn: bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap]

2. a small contrasting part of something;
- Example: "a bald spot"
- Example: "a leopard's spots"
- Example: "a patch of clouds"
- Example: "patches of thin ice"
- Example: "a fleck of red"
[syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation]


VERB (1)

1. make a spot or mark onto;
- Example: "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
[syn: spot, fleck, blob, blot]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fleck \Fleck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flecked; p. pr. & vb. n. Flecking.] [Cf. Icel. flekka, Sw. fl[aum]cka, D. vlekken, vlakken, G. flecken. See Fleck, n.] To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple. [1913 Webster] Both flecked with white, the true Arcadian strain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] A bird, a cloud, flecking the sunny air. --Trench. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fleck \Fleck\, n. A flake; also, a lock, as of wool. [Obs.] --J. Martin. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fleck \Fleck\, n. [Cf. Icel. flekkr; akin to Sw. fl[aum]ck, D. vlek, G. fleck, and perh. to E. flitch.] A spot; a streak; a speckle. "A sunny fleck." --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Life is dashed with flecks of sin. --tennyson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fleck n 1: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" [syn: bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap] 2: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red" [syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation] v 1: make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth" [syn: spot, fleck, blob, blot]