A small round or roundish mark, differing in color or texture from the surface around it. A particular place or point. A small amount of something. Denoting a system of trading in which commodities or currencies are delivered and paid for immediately after a sale. See, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for. Mark with spots. Place (a billiard ball or football) on its designated starting point. Give or lend (money) to (someone). Observe or assist (a gymnast) during a performance in order to minimize the chance of injury to the gymnast.