Definitions for mottoˈmɒt oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motto, slogan, catchword, shibboleth(noun)

    a favorite saying of a sect or political group

Wiktionary

  1. motto(Noun)

    A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievement.

  2. motto(Noun)

    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." -Addison.

  3. Origin: motto (a word, a saying), muttum (a mutter, a grunt).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Motto(noun)

    a sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievment

  2. Motto(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [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.]

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  1. Motto

    A motto is a phrase meant to formally summarize the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. A motto may be in any language, but Latin is the most used in the Western world. The local language is usual in the mottoes of governments. In informal ways, it can be a rule or slogan someone follows, or lives their life by.


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