mote definition

  • noun:
    • A Really little particle; a speck: "Dust motes hung in a slant of sunlight” ( Anne Tyler).
    • A small particle; a speck.
    • a small computer system for remote sensing. Also called smartdust.
    • a gathering of individuals for discussion.
    • A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. in regards to the handling of affairs.
    • somewhere of conference for conversation.
    • The flourish seemed on a horn by a huntsman. See mot, n., 3, and mort.
    • a tiny particle, as of drifting dust; any such thing proverbially little; a speck.
    • a little particle, as of dust visible in a ray of sunshine; such a thing really small.
    • A stain; a blemish.
    • An imperfection in wool.
    • The stalk of a plant.
    • A match or squib with which, ahead of the introduction of this safety-fuse, it was customary to ignite the cost in blasting.
    • An obsolete form of moat.
    • Movement.
    • In cotton-spinning, a bit of broken cotton-seed, cotton-leaf, etc.
    • Boiled grains of maize, a dish a great deal eaten in Peru and Bolivia.
    • (nontechnical usage) a small little bit of something
  • auxiliary-verb:
    • Archaic May; might.
  • verb:
    • might or might.
    • Must.
    • identify 1st mot.
  • others:
    • might; might: chiefly within the subjunctive: because, so mote it is.
    • Must. See must.
    • An obsolete type of moot.
    • To ride in an auto; take part in the activity of motoring.

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