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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mote /ˈmot/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mot v. [Sing. pres. ind. Mot, Mote, Moot pl. Mot, Mote, Moote, pres. subj. Mote; imp. Moste.]  [Obs.] 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.
 So mote it be, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mote v. See 1st Mot. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mote, n.  [Obs., except in a few combinations or phrases.]
 1. A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the city of London.
 2. A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the management of affairs; as, a folkmote.
 3. A place of meeting for discussion.
 Mote bell, the bell rung to summon to a mote. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mote, n. The flourish sounded on a horn by a huntsman. See Mot, n., 3, and Mort.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mote, n.  A small particle, as of floating dust; anything proverbially small; a speck.
    The little motes in the sun do ever stir, though there be no wind.   --Bacon.
    We are motes in the midst of generations.   --Landor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moot, n.  [Written also mote.]
 1. A meeting for discussion and deliberation; esp., a meeting of the people of a village or district, in Anglo-Saxon times, for the discussion and settlement of matters of common interest; -- usually in composition; as, folk-moot.
 2.  A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
    The pleading used in courts and chancery called moots.   --Sir T. Elyot.
 Moot case, a case or question to be mooted; a disputable case; an unsettled question. --Dryden.
 Moot court, a mock court, such as is held by students of law for practicing the conduct of law cases.
 Moot point, a point or question to be debated; a doubtful question.
 to make moot v. t. to render moot2; to moot3.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything [syn: atom,
          molecule, particle, corpuscle, speck]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff,
    etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote (Matt. 7:3-5;
    Luke 6:41, 42).