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Mostel, Zero
orig. Samuel Joel Mostel born Feb. 28, 1915, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 8, 1977, Philadelphia, Pa. U.S. actor. He initially worked both on Broadway and in film, but after ...
/mohs"tist/, adj., n. Slang. most. [1880-85; MOST + -EST1] * * *
/mohst"lee/, adv. 1. for the most part; in the main: The work is mostly done. 2. chiefly; principally. 3. generally; customarily. [1585-95; MOST + -LY] * * *
Móstoles [mō̂s′tō̂ les] city in central Spain: suburb of Madrid: pop. 199,000 * * * Mó·sto·les (mōʹstō-lĕs') A city of central Spain, an industrial suburb of ...
/moh soohl"/, n. a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh. 243,311. * * * Arabic Al-Mawṣil City (pop., latest est.: 664,000), northern Iraq. Located ...
Mosul school
▪ metalwork       in metalwork, a group of 13th-century metal craftsmen who were centred in Mosul, Iraq, and who for centuries to come influenced the metalwork of the ...
/mawsh kawf"skee, -kof"-/, n. Moritz /mawr"its, mohr"its/, 1854-1925, Polish composer and pianist. * * *
Moszkowski, Moritz
▪ French-German composer born Aug. 23, 1854, Breslau, Prussia [now Wrocław, Poland] died March 4, 1925, Paris, France  German pianist and composer known for his Spanish ...
/moh/, n. 1. a pithy or witty remark; bon mot. 2. Archaic. a note on a horn, bugle, etc. [1625-35; < F < LL muttum utterance. See MOTTO] * * * ▪ ancient god West ...
mot juste
/moh zhyuust"/, pl. mots justes /moh zhyuust"/. French. the exact, appropriate word. * * *
/maw tah"gwah/, n. a river in S central Guatemala, flowing NE to the Caribbean Sea. ab. 250 mi. (315 km) long. * * *
Motagua River
River, eastern Guatemala. It is the country's longest river, flowing about 340 mi (550 km) east and northeast into the Gulf of Honduras near the Honduran border. Locally the ...
mote1 —motey, adj. /moht/, n. 1. a small particle or speck, esp. of dust. 2. moit. [bef. 1000; ME, OE mot speck; c. D mot grit, sawdust, Norw mutt speck] mote2 /moht/, v., pt. ...
mote spoon
a small spoon with a pierced bowl for removing tea leaves from a cup of tea. * * *
/moh tel"/, n. a hotel providing travelers with lodging and free parking facilities, typically a roadside hotel having rooms adjacent to an outside parking area or an urban hotel ...
Moten, Bennie
▪ American musician born Nov. 13, 1894, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. died 1935  U.S. pianist, one of the earliest known organizers of bands in the Midwest in the emergent years of ...
Moten, Etta
▪ 2005 Etta Moten Barnett        American actress and singer (b. Nov. 5, 1901, Weimar, Texas—d. Jan. 2, 2004, Chicago, Ill.), was best remembered for her powerful ...
/moh tet"/, n. Music. a vocal composition in polyphonic style, on a Biblical or similar prose text, intended for use in a church service. [1350-1400; ME < MF; see MOT, -ET] * * ...
/mawth, moth/, n., pl. moths /mawdhz, modhz, mawths, moths/. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery ...
moth bean
a low, trailing Indian plant, Vigna aconitifolia, of the legume family, having yellow flowers grown for forage and edible, mottled grayish-yellow seeds. [1880-85] * * *
moth fly
▪ insect  any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, that are small and mothlike and are commonly found around the openings of drain pipes. No more than 5 ...
moth mullein
a weedy, European mullein, Verbascum blattaria, of the figwort family, having lance-shaped leaves and loose spikes of white or yellow flowers. [1570-80; from its mothlike ...
moth orchid
any orchid of the genus Phalaenopsis, having thick, leathery leaves and loose clusters of flowers, usually white or tinged with rose or purple. [1875-80] * * * ▪ ...
moth owl
      Australian bird, a species of owlet frogmouth (q.v.). * * *
/mawth"eet'n, moth"-/, adj. 1. eaten or damaged by or as if by the larvae of moths. 2. decayed or worn out. 3. out of fashion; antiquated. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
/mawth"bawl', moth"-/, n. 1. a small ball of naphthalene or sometimes of camphor for placing in closets or other storage areas to repel moths from clothing, blankets, etc. 2. in ...
mother1 —motherless, adj. —motherlessness, n. /mudh"euhr/, n. 1. a female parent. 2. (often cap.) one's female parent. 3. a mother-in-law, stepmother, or adoptive mother. 4. ...
Mother Cabrini
➡ Cabrini * * *
Mother Carey's chicken
/kair"eez/ any of various small petrels, esp. the stormy petrel, Oceanites oceanicus. [1760-70; orig. uncert.] * * *
mother church
1. a church from which other churches have had their origin or derived their authority. 2. a cathedral or a metropolitan church. 3. the church attended in one's youth or for the ...
mother country
1. the country of one's birth or ancestry. 2. the country of origin of settlers or colonists in a place. [1580-90] * * *
mother earth
1. the earth regarded as the source of all animate and inanimate things. 2. the land or soil. [1580-90] * * *
Mother Goddess
Hinduism. 1. Kali. 2. Parvati. * * * ▪ religion       any of a variety of feminine deities and maternal symbols of creativity, birth, fertility, sexual union, ...
Mother Goose
the fictitious author of a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London (about 1760) under the title of Mother Goose's Melody. * * * Fictitious old woman, reputedly ...
mother hen
a person who attends to the welfare of others, esp. one who is fussily protective. [1950-55] * * *
mother house
Rom. Cath. Ch. 1. a convent housing a mother superior of a community of nuns. 2. a self-governing convent having authority over other houses. [1665-75] * * *
Mother Hubbard
/hub"euhrd/ 1. a full, loose gown, usually fitted at the shoulders, worn by women. 2. a character in a nursery rhyme. * * *
mother image
mother image or mother figure n. a person substituted in one's mind for one's mother and often the object of emotions felt toward the mother * * *
mother language
a language from which another language is descended; parent language. Also called mother tongue. * * *
mother liquor
the portion of a solution remaining after crystallization of its important component. [1790-1800] * * *
mother lode
1. Mining. a rich or important lode. 2. a major or profitable source or supply: New York City is a mother lode of actors. [1855-60] * * *
Mother Lode Country
Former gold-rush belt, Sierra Nevada foothills, central California, U.S. It was about 150 mi (240 km) long but only a few miles wide. The gold rush was sparked by the 1848 ...
Mother Nature
Mother Nature n. personification of the power or force that seems to regulate the physical universe * * *
mother of coal.
See mineral charcoal. [1865-70] * * *
Mother of God
a title of the Virgin Mary. [1375-1425; late ME] * * *
mother of vinegar
mother2. [1595-1605] * * *
mother ship
a vessel or craft that services others operating far from a home port or center. [1885-90] * * *
mother spleenwort
a fern, Asplenium bulbiferum, of tropical Africa and Australasia, the fronds often bearing bulbils that sprout into new plants while still attached, grown as an ornamental. [‡ ...
mother superior
pl. mother superiors, mothers superior. the head of a Christian religious community for women. [1905-10] * * *
mother tongue
/mudh"euhr tung"/ for 1; /mudh"euhr tung'/ for 2 1. the language first learned by a person; native language. 2. See mother language. [1350-1400; ME moder tonge] * * *
mother wit
natural or practical intelligence, wit, or sense. [1400-50; late ME moderis wytte] * * *
mother yaw
Pathol. the initial lesion of yaws, occurring at the site of inoculation. [1815-25] * * *
mother's boy.
See mama's boy. [1875-80] * * *
Mother's Day
a day, usually the second Sunday in May, set aside in honor of mothers. * * * ▪ holiday       holiday in honour of mothers that is celebrated in countries throughout ...
Mother's Day and Father's Day
Holidays. In the U.S. a nationwide observance of Mother's Day was suggested by Anna Jarvis of Grafton, W.Va., and in 1908 formal observances were held in churches in Grafton and ...
mother's helper
a person who is hired to assist in household chores, esp. caring for children. * * *
Moth·er's Day (mŭthʹərz) n. The second Sunday in May, observed in the United States as a day honoring mothers. * * *
/mudh"euhr in law'/, n., pl. mothers-in-law. the mother of one's husband or wife. [1350-1400; ME modyr in lawe] * * *
mother-in-law plant.
See dumb cane. * * *
/mudh"euhr nay"kid/, adj. stark naked; as naked as when born. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
/mudh"euhr euhv perrl"/, n. 1. a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.; nacre. adj. 2. of or ...
mother-of-pearl cloud.
See nacreous cloud. [1930-35] * * *
mother-of-pearl glass.
See satin glass. * * *
/mudh"euhr euhv thow"zeuhndz/, n., pl. mother-of-thousands. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) See strawberry geranium. [1850-55] * * *
/mudh"euhr euhv tuym"/, n., pl. mother-of-thymes. a branched, woody, prostrate plant, Thymus serpyllum, of the mint family, native to Eurasia and northern Africa, having wiry ...
/mudh"euhr bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. Computers. a rigid, slotted board upon which other boards that contain the basic circuitry of a computer or of a computer component can be ...
MotherCarey's chicken
Moth·er Car·ey's chicken (mŭthʹər kârʹēz) n. A petrel, especially a storm petrel.   [Possibly alteration and partial translation of Medieval Latin māter cāra, Virgin ...
any of a group of British shops that sell clothes and equipment for babies and children up to the age of eight, and clothes for women who are pregnant. The first Mothercare shop ...
mother cell n. A cell that divides to produce two or more daughter cells. * * *
mother country n. 1. The country of one's birth or one's ancestors. 2. The country from which the settlers of a territory originally came. * * *
moth·er·ese (mŭth'ə-rēzʹ, -rēsʹ) n. Child-directed speech. See Usage Note at child-directed speech. * * *
mother figure n. An older woman, often one in a position of power or influence, who elicits the emotions usually reserved for a mother. * * *
—motherfucking, adj. /mudh"euhr fuk'euhr/, n. Slang (vulgar). 1. a mean, despicable, or vicious person. 2. anything considered to be despicable, frustrating, etc. (used as a ...
See motherfucker. * * *
Mother Goose n. The imaginary author of Mother Goose's Tales, a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London in the 18th century. * * *
mother hen n. A person who fusses over others in an overprotective manner. * * *
/mudh"euhr hood'/, n. 1. the state of being a mother; maternity. 2. the qualities or spirit of a mother. 3. mothers collectively. adj. 4. having or relating to an inherent ...
motherhouse [muth′ərhous΄] n. R.C.Ch. 1. a monastery or other religious house from which one or more additional religious houses have been founded 2. the headquarters of a ...
Mother Hub·bard (hŭbʹərd) n. A woman's loose, unbelted dress.   [Probably from illustrations of Mother Hubbard, character in a nursery rhyme by Sarah Catherine Martin ...
/mudh"euhr ing/, n. 1. the nurturing of an infant or small child by its mother. 2. (in rural England) the custom of visiting one's parents on Laetare Sunday with a ...
Mothering Sunday
Brit. See Laetare Sunday. * * *
/mudh"euhr land'/, n. 1. one's native land. 2. the land of one's ancestors. 3. a country considered as the origin or source of something. [1705-15; MOTHER1 + LAND] * * *
moth·er·less (mŭthʹər-ləs') adj. 1. Having no living mother. 2. Having no known mother.   mothʹer·less·ness n. * * *
See motherless. * * *
See motherly. * * *
mother lode n. 1. The main vein of ore in a region. 2. An abundant or rich source: “the kind... who makes Boston the mother lode of advance men” (David Nyhan). * * *
—motherliness, n. /mudh"euhr lee/, adj. 1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a mother; maternal: motherly solicitude. 2. like a mother: to take a motherly interest ...
Mother Nature n. The personification of nature as a powerful and nurturing woman. * * *
mother superior n. pl. mothers superior or mother superiors A woman in charge of a religious community of women. * * *
Mothers’ Union
an international organization for women, started by the Church of England in 1876 but now open to women of other Christian groups. It is intended to make family life stronger. * ...

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