Motor to Mountingly

(Mo"tor) n. [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.]

1. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.

2. (Mach.) A prime mover; a machine by means of which a source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.

(Mo"tor Mo"to*ry Mo*to"ri*al) a. [L. motorius that has motion. See Motor, n.] Causing or setting up motion; pertaining to organs of motion; — applied especially in physiology to those nerves or nerve fibers which only convey impressions from a nerve center to muscles, thereby causing motion.

(Mo"tor*man) n. A man who controls a motor.

(Mo`tor*path"ic) a. Of or pertaining to motorpathy.

(Mo*tor"pa*thy) n. [L. motor a mover + Gr. to suffer.] (Med.) Kinesiatrics.

(Motte) n. [Cf. F. motte a clod, clump, or hillock.] A clump of trees in a prairie. [Local, U.S.]

(Mot"tle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mottled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mottling ] [From Mottled.] To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.

(Mot"tle), n. A mottled appearance.

(Mot"tled) a. [From Motley.] Marked with spots of different colors; variegated; spotted; as, mottled wood. "The mottled meadows." Drayton.

(Mot"to) n.; pl. Mottoes [It. motto a word, a saying, L. muttum a mutter, a grunt, cf. muttire, mutire, to mutter, mumble; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. Mot a word.]

1. (Her.) A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievment.

2. A sentence, phrase, or word, prefixed to an essay, discourse, chapter, canto, or the like, suggestive of its subject matter; a short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle; a maxim.

It was the motto of a bishop eminent for his piety and good works, . . . "Serve God, and be cheerful."

(Mot"toed) a. Bearing or having a motto; as, a mottoed coat or device.

(Mot"ty) a. Full of, or consisting of, motes. [Written also mottie.] [Scot.]

The motty dust reek raised by the workmen.
H. Miller.

(||Mou`choir") n. [F.] A handkerchief.

(Mou*ez"zin) n. [F.] See Muezzin.

(Mouf"lon) n. [F. mouflon.] (Zoöl.) A wild sheep inhabiting the mountains of Sardinia, Corsica, etc. Its horns are very large, with a triangular base and rounded angles. It is supposed by some to be the original of the domestic sheep. Called also musimon or musmon. [Written also moufflon.]

(Mought) obs. imp. of May. Might.

(||Mouil*la"tion) n. [See Mouillé.] (Phon.) The act of uttering the sound of a mouillé letter.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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