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Meaning of MOT

Pronunciation:  mow

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

MOT is a 3 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bon mot, Ministry of Transportation test, MOT test
 See Also: humor, humour, run, test, trial, wit, witticism, wittiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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