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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.]
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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
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mot

(moʊ)

n.
a pithy or witty remark; bon mot.
[1625–35; < French < Late Latin muttum utterance. compare motto]
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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
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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
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in periodicals archive ?
To help consumers take the guesswork out of estimating their annual mileage,uSwitch.comhas introduced a new tool which automatically provides an accurate estimate based on the previous two years' mileage figure on motorists' MOT certificates.
A TRADER specialising in Audi TTs clocked thousands of miles off cars and altered MoT certificates before selling the unroadworthy vehicles to unsuspecting customers.
Garage owners have complained they are having to turn away drivers because the system is running slowly or has crashed, meaning they may be unable to issue valid MoT certificates.
A 53.YEAR.OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of producing fake MOT certificates.
Have all documents and history to hand including MOT certificates and service records for potential buyers, but do not let them make copies or take photos of vehicle documents.
RESIDENTS buying cars are being warned to be vigilant after a number of fraudulent MOT certificates and tax discs were discovered across the region.
Car dealer Ian Sturgeon saw his business of 21 years fall apart after one of the 12 people he employed betrayed him by issuing fake MOT certificates and then tried to cover his tracks by staging a burglary and theft at the garage.
There, officers found the model car and the controls, together with a stack of 20 stolen MOT certificates.
FOUR MOT testing centres in Cyprus have had their licences confiscated after fraudulently issuing MOT certificates.
5 WATCH out for forged documents by checking the V5 issue date and serial number and those on MOT certificates.
Yesterday at Cardiff Crown Court Judge John Griffith Williams QC jailed him for 18 months after he admitted two counts of being in possession of counterfeit currency, and an additional charge of having three blank MoT certificates which were stolen from a garage five years ago.