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Definition of MOT

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Mot \Mot\ (m[o^]t; m[-o], def. 2), n. [F. See {Motto}.]
     1. A word; hence, a motto; a device. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

              Tarquin's eye may read the mot afar.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. A pithy or witty saying; a witticism. [A Gallicism] [1913 Webster]

              Here and there turns up a . . . savage mot. --N. Brit. Rev. [1913 Webster]

     3. A note or brief strain on a bugle. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

           He moot as well say one word as another  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

           The wordes mote be cousin to the deed.   --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

           Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres.                                  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     {So mote it be}, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons. [1913 Webster]

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

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73 Moby Thesaurus words for "mot":
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