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mot

 (mō)
n.
A witty or incisive remark.

[French, from Old French, word, saying, probably from Vulgar Latin *mōttum, from Late Latin muttum, grunt, mutter, of imitative origin.]

mot

(məʊ)
n
short for bon mot
[C16: via French from Vulgar Latin mottum (unattested) utterance, from Latin muttum a mutter, from muttīre to mutter]

mot

(mɒt)
n
slang Dublin a girl or young woman, esp one's girlfriend
[perhaps a variant of mort, obsolete slang for girl or woman, of unknown origin]

MOT

abbreviation for
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in New Zealand and formerly in Britain) Ministry of Transport (in Britain now part of the DTLR). See DTLR
2. (Automotive Engineering) (in Britain) MOT test: a compulsory annual test for all road vehicles over a certain age, which require a valid MOT certificate

mot

(moʊ)

n.
a pithy or witty remark; bon mot.
[1625–35; < French < Late Latin muttum utterance. compare motto]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mot - a clever remark
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.mot - a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumesMOT - a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
trial, run, test - the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
technická prohlídka
periodisk syn af bil
katsastus
tehnički pregled
Közlekedési Minisztérium
技術経営車検
차량 연례 정비
kontrollbesiktning
ตัวย่อของการตรวจเช็ครถประจำปี
kiểm định xe của Bộ Giao thông

MOT

(Brit)
A. N ABBR
1. =Ministry of TransportMinisterio m de Transportes
2. (Aut) (also MOT test) =Ministry of Transport test examen anual de coches obligatorioInspección f Técnica de Vehículos (Sp), ITV f (Sp)
to pass the MOT (Aut) → pasar la ITV (Sp)
MOT certificatecertificado m de la ITV (Sp)
B. VT I got my car MOT'd last monthel coche pasó la ITV el mes pasado
car for sale, MOT'd till Junese vende coche, ITV válida hasta junio

MOT

[ˌɛməʊˈtiː] n abbr (British) (=Ministry of Transport) → contrôle m technique
to pass its MOT [car] → obtenir le certificat du contrôle technique
Her car failed its MOT → Sa voiture n'a pas obtenu le certificat du contrôle technique.

MOT

(Brit)
n
abbr of Ministry of Transport
MOT (test)˜ TÜV m; it failed its MOT˜ es ist nicht durch den TÜV gekommen; MOT certificate˜ TÜV-Plakette f
vt to get one’s car MOT’d˜ sein Auto zum TÜV bringen; I got my car MOT’d (successfully) → ˜ mein Auto hat den TÜV bestanden; the car is MOT’d till June˜ das Auto hat noch TÜV bis Juni

MOT

[ˌɛməʊˈtiː] n abbr (Brit) =Ministry of Transportministero dei Trasporti
MOT (test) revisione obbligatoria degli autoveicoli
the car passed/failed its MOT → la macchina ha passato/non ha passato la revisione

mot

وزارة النقل technická prohlídka periodisk syn af bil TÜV τεχνικός έλεγχος οχημάτων ITV katsastus contrôle technique tehnički pregled revisione annuale dell'auto 車検 차량 연례 정비 APK periodisk kjøretøykontroll Ministerstwo Transportu revisão obrigatória e anual de veículos технический осмотр транспортного средства Министерства транспорта Великобритании kontrollbesiktning ตัวย่อของการตรวจเช็ครถประจำปี yıllık taşıt testi kiểm định xe của Bộ Giao thông 汽车年检
References in classic literature ?
This is one of the bons mots of Alexander VI, and refers to the ease with which Charles VIII seized Italy, implying that it was only necessary for him to send his quartermasters to chalk up the billets for his soldiers to conquer the country.
He had, moreover, the great merit of not repeating his personal bons mots and of never speaking of his love-affairs, though his smiles and his airs and graces were delightfully indiscreet.
This peak comes because the new month sees cars which were newly registered in March 2015 requiring their first MOT.
The agency has launched a free Get MOT Reminders service enabling drivers to receive a text message or email four weeks before their car's MOT is due.
In second place is the Ford Ranger with 81 per cent passing first MOT at three-years, while the Toyota Hi-Lux is third with an average pass rate of 80 per cent.
In the UK, cars that are older than three years need to have an MOT annually.
Garages issue 150,000 MOT test results every day, which is more than 250 tests per minute.
In the UK, a new government website that allows users to check the full details of a used car's MOT history has gone live.
Officers have recently stopped five people in the area who were unaware they were driving without valid MOT certificates.
Bosses behind Strictly MOT claim the operation is the first dedicated, multi-lane, seven-day-aweek unbiased MOT test facility - with no incentive to fail cars.
Newman's MOT Services opened its doors for business in September 2012 and is run by Sue Williams and her partner Rob Newman, who is a highly qualified motor vehicle technician as well as being a highly proficient and respected MOT tester.
MOT failure rates are soaring to record levels as hard-up motorists steer clear of spending money on maintaining their cars, a report revealed yesterday.