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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything;
[syn: atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mote \Mote\, n. The flourish sounded on a horn by a huntsman. See Mot, n., 3, and Mort. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mote \Mote\, n. [OE. mot, AS. mot.] A small particle, as of floating dust; anything proverbially small; a speck. [1913 Webster] The little motes in the sun do ever stir, though there be no wind. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] We are motes in the midst of generations. --Landor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mote \Mote\, v. See 1st Mot. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mote \Mote\, n. [See Moot, a meeting.] [Obs., except in a few combinations or phrases.] 1. A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the city of London. [1913 Webster] 2. A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the management of affairs; as, a folkmote. [1913 Webster] 3. A place of meeting for discussion. [1913 Webster] Mote bell, the bell rung to summon to a mote. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mot \Mot\ (m[=o]t), v. [Sing. pres. ind. Mot, Mote, Moot (m[=o]t), pl. Mot, Mote, Moote, pres. subj. Mote; imp. Moste.] [See Must, v.] [Obs.] May; must; might. [1913 Webster] He moot as well say one word as another --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The wordes mote be cousin to the deed. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Men moot [i.e., one only] give silver to the poore freres. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] So mote it be, so be it; amen; -- a phrase in some rituals, as that of the Freemasons. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moot \Moot\, n. [AS. m[=o]t, gem[=o]t, a meeting; -- usually in comp.] [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. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster] 2. [From Moot, v.] A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice. [1913 Webster] The pleading used in courts and chancery called moots. --Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster] 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 moot[2]; to moot[3]. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mote n 1: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything [syn: atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

128 Moby Thesaurus words for "mote": ace, acropolis, air, atom, bastion, beachhead, bit, black sheep, blemish, blockhouse, bridgehead, bubble, bunker, castle, chaff, chip, citadel, cobweb, cork, crumb, dab, dole, donjon, dot, down, dram, dribble, driblet, drop, droplet, dust, dwarf, ether, fairy, farthing, fasthold, fastness, feather, fleck, flue, fluff, flyspeck, foam, foreign body, foreign intruder, fort, fortress, fragment, froth, fuzz, garrison, garrison house, gnat, gobbet, gossamer, grain, granule, groat, hair, handful, hold, impurity, intruder, iota, jot, keep, little, little bit, martello, martello tower, microbe, microorganism, midge, minim, minimum, minutia, minutiae, misfit, mite, modicum, molecule, monkey wrench, motte, nutshell, oddball, ounce, particle, pebble, peel, peel tower, pillbox, pinch, pinhead, pinpoint, pittance, point, post, rath, safehold, scrap, scruple, sliver, smidgen, smitch, snip, snippet, speck, splinter, sponge, spoonful, spot, spume, stone, straw, strong point, stronghold, thimbleful, thistledown, tiny bit, tittle, tower, tower of strength, trifling amount, trivia, vanishing point, ward, weed, whit
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Mote (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).