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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mopmɒp(n.; v.)mopped, mop•ping.

  1. (n.)a bundle of coarse yarn, a sponge, or other absorbent material, fastened at the end of a stick or handle for washing floors, dishes, etc.

  2. a thick mass of hair.

  3. (v.t.)to wipe, clean, or remove with a mop (often fol. by up).

  4. to wipe as if with a mop.

  5. (v.i.)to clean or wipe with or as if with a mop (often fol. by up).

  6. mop up, to clear (an area, town, etc.) of remaining enemy combatants following a victory. to complete, as by finishing the remaining details of a task.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Military, Informal

Origin of mop:

1375–1425; late ME mappe, ult. der. of L mapp(a) napkin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swab, swob, mop(verb)

    cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors

  2. wipe up, mop up, mop(verb)

    to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

    "Mop the hallway now"; "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

  3. pout, mop, mow(verb)

    make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip

    "mop and mow"; "The girl pouted"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mop(noun)ɒp

    a long stick with strings on the end used for cleaning floors

  2. mop(verb)ɒp

    to clean a floor with a mop

    She was mopping the kitchen.

Wiktionary

  1. mop(Noun)

    An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.

  2. mop(Noun)

    A dense head of hair.

    He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.

  3. mop(Noun)

    A fair where servants are hired.

  4. mop(Noun)

    The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.

  5. mop(Noun)

    A made-up face; a grimace.

    What mops and mowes it makes! --Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher

  6. mop(Verb)

    To rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mop(noun)

    a made-up face; a grimace

  2. Mop(verb)

    to make a wry mouth

  3. Mop(noun)

    an implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle

  4. Mop(noun)

    a fair where servants are hired

  5. Mop(noun)

    the young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet

  6. Mop(verb)

    to rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief

Freebase

  1. Mop

    A mop is a mass or bundle of coarse strings or yarn, etc., or a piece of cloth, sponge, or other absorbent material, attached to a pole or stick. It is used to soak up liquid, for cleaning floors and other surfaces, or to mop up dust, or for other cleaning purposes. The word is attested in English as early as 1496, but new refinements and variations of mop designs have been introduced, from time to time. For example, American inventor Jacob Howe received U.S. patent #241 for a mop holder in 1837 and African American inventor Thomas W. Stewart in 1893.


Translations for MOP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mop(noun)

a pad of sponge, or a bunch of pieces of coarse string or yarn etc, fixed on a handle, for washing floors, dishes etc.

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