Motto appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- Otto made Ned a motto.
- Campus motto: Bottoms up, Mac.
- Yo! Bottoms up, U.S. Motto, boy!
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Fun fact! English isn't the language of the motto of the British Crown, which is French: "Dieu et mon Droit" ("God and my Right").
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Definition of the noun motto
What does motto mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: mottoes / mottos (less preferred form)
- a favorite saying of a sect or political group
- examples: His motto is "Plain living and high thinking." | You mustn't carelessly believe the maker's motto. | The motto of Twitter is "The best way to discover what’s new in your world". | One for all, and all for one, this is our motto. | I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least". | It's my motto for tonight. | Better suffer than die, it's humans' motto. | My motto is: Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. | On this day in 1887 appeared in Warsaw a booklet of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof about the "International Language". Its size was modest, its motto ambitious: "For a language to be an international one, is not enough to call it as such." The name of the author was given as "Dr. Esperanto". | "There's more than one way to do it" is a motto common among users of the programming language perl.
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of motto: catchword / shibboleth / slogan
- more generic words: expression / locution / saying = a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
- more specific terms:
- "Motto" a.k.a. "mottö" is a musical single of Judy and Mary.
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- "Motto" a.k.a. "Motto..." is a single released by Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter Kana Nishino. It was released on October 21, 2009 by her record label SME Records. The title track was used as a commercial song for Recochoku and the Nippon Television drama Tantei M's theme song.
- also known as 愛得更多…
- "Motto" is the second single of the subgroup Tanpopo. It was released on March 10, 1999, as a 8 cm CD and reached number seven on the Japan Oricon charts. A remix version of this song was made and was featured on the group's first album, Tanpopo 1.
- music and lyrics by Tsunku
- "Motto" a.k.a. "Motto..." is a 2009 single album by Kana Nishino.
- "Motto" is a musical single of Tanpopo.
- released on (16 years ago)
- "Motto" is a musical album of Sky Larkin.
- released on
- "Motto" is a musical single of Sky Larkin.
- released on
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.
- also known as 座右銘, Devizas
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Motto
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Uniquely Missouri (2004)
by Lisa Owens
The Roman numeral MDCCCXX on the state seal stands for the year 1820, when Missouri wrote its state constitution Missouri State Motto A motto is a saying that means.
Illinois Facts and Symbols (2003)
by Emily McAuliffe
A motto is a word or saying. Sovereignty means independence. The state motto means that Illinois is an independent state. But it is also proud to be part of the nation. Illinois adopted this state seal in 1868. State Capitol and Flag Springfield is ...
by William Berry
Motto, Nec timide nec temere. Supporters, two bears sa. Motto, below, Adveris major par secundis. Forbes, of Cragievar, 1630. Arms, az. a cross, pattee, fitch£e, betw. three bears' heads, couped, ar. muzzled sa. Crest, a cock ppr. Motto, Watch .
Encyclopedia of Kansas (2000)
by Nancy Capace
motto, upper half, azure; grass, green; river, light blue; boat, white; house, dark brown; ground, brown; wagons, white; near horse, white; off horse, bay; buffalo, dark, almost black; motto, white; scroll, light brown. Kansas also has a State banner ...
by David Evans Macdonnel
”—Motto of the Ir. W. CulleN. Virtus laudatur et alget. Juven AL. — “Virtue is praised and freezes.”—Every virtuous effort is viewed with cold admiration, and met only with sullen neglect. Wirtus mille scuta.
Containing an Explanation of the Principal Terms Used in Mathematics, Artillery, and Fortification; and Comprising the Substance of the Latest Regulations on Courts Martial, Pay, Pensions, Allowances, Etc. ; a Comparative Table of Ancient and Modern Geography ; Achievements of the British Army ; with an Address to Gentlemen Entering the Army by E. S. Norman Campbell
Motto, Magnamimi pretium. K.F.M. Knight of the Order of Ferdinand and Merit of Naples. Instituted 1800. Motto, Pro fide et merito. K.F. Knight of Ferdinand of Spain. K.G.F. Knight of the Golden Fleece of Spain and Austria. Instituted by Philip the ...
Wisconsin Encyclopedia (2008)
by Jennifer Herman
STATE MOTTO The motto of the state of Wisconsin is “Forward., The ” It was adopted when the seal and coat of arms were revised in 1851. Edward Ryan and John H. Lathrop designed the seal. The motto was a compromise between the two ...
Encyclopedia of Arkansas (1998)
by Nancy Capace
STATE MOTTO The official State motto of Arkansas is Regnat Populus, or "The People Rule." Arkansas's motto was originally Regnat Populi, but the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, on May 23, 1907, passed a resolution changing ...
The Treasury of Knowledge, and Library of Reference ...: The new universal gazetteer; or, Geographical dictionary ... By Edwin Williams ... 4th ed (1833)
Motto of the earl of Belmore. Virtus sine ratione constare non potest. PLINY.—“ Without rationality, virtue cannot subsist.” Virtus sola nobilitat. (Lat.)—“Wirtue alone ennobles.” Motto of Lord Walscourt. Virtus sub cruce crescit, ad acthera tendens.
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'Those Who Dance Are Considered Insane By Those Who Can't Hear The Music'
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Four medium rise apartment buildings grouped round a village green
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A quote, presumably from Charles. Ray often seems like the silent partner.
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- A Beggar's Motto
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- The Official Lingerie Addict Motto
"Keep Calm and Wear Gorgeous Lingerie"
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- School Motto
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- Henley High Motto
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- Fibromyalgia Motto
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- Motto Meaning
Video shows what motto means. A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievement.. A sentence, phrase, or word, prefixed to an essay, ...
- 7 28 13 Motto Explanation Shining the Light of the Cross, Walking the Pathway of Faith
- 7 28 13 PGBC Motto Explanation Shining the Light of the Cross, Walking the Pathway of Faith
- Motto Media: Finding Meaning and Fulfillment in Your Work and Career
Motto Media is a magazine for people who want to find meaning in their work. It's the voice for people that want more satisfaction and fulfillment from their career, ...
- VBS 2011 - Motto explanation
- Romeo softball reveals the meaning behind its team motto "kia kaha"
Romeo softball reveals the meaning behind its team motto "kia kaha" as part of MLive.com's Metro Detroit team poll coverage.
- Michael Savage explains the meaning of his motto 'Borders, Language, Culture' (aired: 12/16/2014)
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Scrabble value of M3O1T1T1O1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine