What does motto mean?

Definitions for motto
ˈmɒt oʊmot·to

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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.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Motto

    mot′ō, n. a short sentence or phrase prefixed in anything intimating the subject of it: a phrase attached to a coat-of-arms: a paper packet containing a sweetmeat, cracker, &c., together with a scrap of paper bearing a motto—a motto-kiss:—pl. Mottoes (mot′ōz).adj. Mott′oed. [Low L. muttummuttīre, to mutter.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. motto

    In heraldry, is a word or short sentence which forms an accompaniment to a coat of arms, crest, or household badge. In modern heraldry it is customary to place the motto in an escrol either above the crest or below the shield.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of motto in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of motto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of motto in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    When love is your motto. Even heaven will not deny you success in your life.

  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.

  3. Candice Miller:

    Each quarter serves as a reminder of the ideals, landmarks, and people from each state, as well as this nation’s great motto, ‘out of many, one,’.

  4. Rene Albrecht:

    She may wait until a review of the ECB's monetary policy has been conducted in order to decide if Draghi's motto remains valid.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It is all true that war is an evil thing, but there is no technologies without wars in the world. The motto of war is competition.

Images & Illustrations of motto

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