Definitions for: Mot


[n] (United Kingdom) a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
[n] a clever remark



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Mot (m[o^]t; m[-o], def. 2), n. [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.

Synonyms: bon mot, Ministry of Transportation test, MOT test

See Also: humor, humour, run, test, trial, wit, witticism, wittiness

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