mots

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mot \Mot\ (m[=o]t), v. [Sing. pres. ind. {Mot}, {Mote}, {Moot} (m[=o]t), pl. {Mot}, {Mote}, {Moote}, pres. subj. {Mote}; imp. {Moste}.] [See {Must}, v.] [Obs.] May; must; might.

He moot as well say one word as another --Chaucer.

The wordes mote be cousin to the deed. --Chaucer.

Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres. --Chaucer.

{So mote it be}, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mot \Mot\ (m[o^]t; m[-o], def. 2), noun [F. See {Motto}.]

1. A word; hence, a motto; a device. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar. --Shak.

2. A pithy or witty saying; a witticism. [A Gallicism]

Here and there turns up a . . . savage mot. --N. Brit. Rev.

3. A note or brief strain on a bugle. --Sir W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mot

noun

1: a clever remark [syn: {bon mot}, {mot}]

2: a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes [syn: {MOT}, {MOT test}, {Ministry of Transportation test}]


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