mot Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a clever remark
    bon mot.
  2. noun a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
    Ministry of Transportation test; MOT test.


Mot verb
See Must, v.
singular present indicative Mot, Mote, Moot plural Mot, Mote, Moote, present subjective Mote; imperfect Moste
  1. 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.
Mot noun
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.

Webster 1913