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Meaning of MOTE

Pronunciation:  mowt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

MOTE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: atom, molecule, particle, speck
 See Also: chylomicron, grain, material, stuff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mote\, v.
    See 1st {Mot}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Mote\, n. [See {Moot}, a meeting.] [Obs., except in a few
    combinations or phrases.]
    1. A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the
       city of London.
    2. A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the
       management of affairs; as, a folkmote.
    3. A place of meeting for discussion.
    {Mote bell}, the bell rung to summon to a mote. [Obs.]
  3. \Mote\, n.
    The flourish sounded on a horn by a huntsman. See {Mot}, n.,
    3, and {Mort}. --Chaucer.
  4. \Mote\, n. [OE. mot, AS. mot.]
    A small particle, as of floating dust; anything proverbially
    small; a speck.
          The little motes in the sun do ever stir, though there
          be no wind.                              --Bacon.
          We are motes in the midst of generations. --Landor.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff, etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote (Matt. 7:3-5; Luke 6:41, 42).

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