(Mne*mos"y*ne) n. [L., fr. Gr. mnhmosy`nh remembrance, memory, and the goddess of
memory. See Mnemonic.] (Class Myth.) The goddess of memory and the mother of the Muses.
(Mne"mo*tech`ny) n. [Gr. memory + art: cf. F. mnémotechnie.] Mnemonics.
(Mo) a., adv., & n. [Written also moe.] [AS. ma. See More.] More; usually, more in number.
An hundred thousand mo.Chaucer.
Likely to find mo to commend than to imitate it.Fuller.
(-mo) A suffix added to the names of certain numerals or to the numerals themselves, to indicate
the number of leaves made by folding a sheet of paper; as, sixteenmo or 16mo; eighteenmo or 18mo. It
is taken from the Latin forms similarly used; as, duodecimo, sextodecimo, etc. A small circle, placed
after the number and near its top, is often used for -mo; as, 16°, 18°, etc.
(Mo"a) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several very large extinct species of wingless birds
belonging to Dinornis, and other related genera, of the suborder Dinornithes, found in New Zealand.
They are allied to the apteryx and the ostrich. They were probably exterminated by the natives before
New Zealand was discovered by Europeans. Some species were much larger than the ostrich.
(Mo"ab*ite) n. One of the posterity of Moab, the son of Lot. (Gen. xix. 37.) Also used adjectively.
(Mo"ab*i`tess) n. A female Moabite. Ruth i. 22.
(Mo"ab*i`tish) a. Moabite. Ruth ii. 6.
(Moan) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Moaned (mond); p. pr. & vb. n. Moaning.] [AS. m&aemacrnan to
moan, also, to mean; but in the latter sense perh. a different word. Cf. Mean to intend.]
1. To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.
Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans.Thomson.
Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,Shak.
To make him moan.
2. To emit a sound like moan; said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.
(Moan), v. t.
1. To bewail audibly; to lament.
Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moanPrior.
My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
2. To afflict; to distress. [Obs.]
Which infinitely moans me.Beau. & Fl.
(Moan), n. [OE. mone. See Moan, v. i.]
1. A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.
Sullen moans, hollow groans.Pope.