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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 ?
I was invited--with no visible connection--to repeat afresh Goody Gosling's celebrated mot or to confirm the details already supplied as to the cleverness of the vicarage pony.
The donjon of Vincennes was considered very unhealthy and Madame de Rambouillet had said that the room in which the Marechal Ornano and the Grand Prior de Vendome had died was worth its weight in arsenic -- a bon mot which had great success.
Quarante mille hommes massacres et l'armee de nos allies detruite, et vous trouvez la le mot pour rire,"* he said, as if strengthening his views by this French sentence.
"You need not hurry when the object is only to prevent my saying a bon mot, for there is not the least wit in my nature.
With my southern temperament, warped by the life I led in Paris, I should certainly have come to look without pity on an unhappy girl betrayed by her lover; I should have laughed at the story if it had been told me by some wag in merry company (for with us in France a clever bon mot dispels all feelings of horror at a crime), but all sophistries were silenced in the presence of this angelic creature, against whom I could bring no least word of reproach.
Goethe said that every bon mot of his had cost a purse of gold.
Just as Monsieur de Talleyrand was supposed to hail all events of whatever kind with a bon mot, so in these days of the Restoration the clerical party had the credit of doing and undoing everything.
* The notes upon the bugle were anciently called mots, and
Comrades, mark these three mots it is the call of the Knight of the Fetterlock; and he who hears it, and hastens not to serve him at his need, I will have him scourged out of our band with his own bowstring.''
[*] "With chalk in hand," "col gesso." 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.
Let us talk of something else." Valentin introduced another topic, but within five minutes Newman observed that, by a bold transition, he had reverted to Mademoiselle Nioche, and was giving pictures of her manners and quoting specimens of her mots. These were very witty, and, for a young woman who six months before had been painting the most artless madonnas, startlingly cynical.