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Dictionary Definition

mot

Noun

1 a clever remark [syn: bon mot]
2 a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes [syn: MOT test, Ministry of Transportation test]

User Contributed Dictionary

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Albanian

Noun

mot
  1. weather
  2. next year

Dutch

Etymology

Compare English moth, German Motte, Old English moþþe.

Pronunciation

Noun

mot (plural: motten, diminutive: motje, plural diminutive: motjes)
  1. nocturnal butterfly-like insect: moth
  2. a slap, a blow, a hit (physical aggression with hands or fists)
  3. a quarrel, tiff

See also

French

Etymology

Low muttum, from muttire, of imitative origin.

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/mo/
  • SAMPA: /mo/

Noun

fr-noun m

Norwegian

Noun

mot (Definite singular motet)

Preposition

mot
  1. to, towards
    Kjør mot byen = Drive towards town
  2. against, from
    En paraply skjermer deg mot regnet! = An umbrella protects you from the rain!
  3. against, versus
    Det var et kappløp mot tiden. = It was a race against time.

Old English

Pronunciation

/moːt/

Verb

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

mot
  1. (chiefly west Sweden) interchange; a large junction where two or more roads meet.

Preposition

mot
  1. to, towards
    Kör mot stan = Drive towards town
  2. against
    Det där är mot lagen! = That’s against the law!
  3. versus

Extensive Definition

Mot or MOT may refer to:
mot in German: MOT (Begriffsklärung)
mot in Esperanto: MOT
mot in Italian: MOT
mot in Dutch: MOT
mot in Japanese: MOT
mot in Finnish: MOT (täsmennyssivu)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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