4 letter word starting with mo

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moan verb i. To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously., To emit a sound like moan; — said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans., To bewail audibly; to lament., To afflict; to distress., A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan., A low mournful or murmuring sound; — of things.
moat noun A deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch., To surround with a moat.
mock verb t. To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry., To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride., To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation., To make sport contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner., An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer., Imitation; mimicry., Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
moco noun A South American rodent (Cavia rupestris), allied to the Guinea pig, but larger; — called also rock cavy.
mode noun Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing., Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode., Variety; gradation; degree., Any combination of qualities or relations, considered apart from the substance to which they belong, and treated as entities; more generally, condition, or state of being; manner or form of arrangement or manifestation; form, as opposed to matter., The form in which the proposition connects the predicate and subject, whether by simple, contingent, or necessary assertion; the form of the syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the constituent proposition; mood., Same as Mood., The scale as affected by the various positions in it of the minor intervals; as, the Dorian mode, the Ionic mode, etc., of ancient Greek music., A kind of silk. See Alamode, n.
modi plural of Modus
mody adjective Fashionable.
moff noun A thin silk stuff made in Caucasia.
moha noun A kind of millet (Setaria Italica); German millet.
moho noun A gallinule (Notornis Mantelli) formerly inhabiting New Zealand, but now supposed to be extinct. It was incapable of flight. See Notornis.
mohr noun A West African gazelle (Gazella mohr), having horns on which are eleven or twelve very prominent rings. It is one of the species which produce bezoar.
moil verb t. To daub; to make dirty; to soil; to defile., To soil one’s self with severe labor; to work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge., A spot; a defilement.
moke noun A donkey., A mesh of a net, or of anything resembling a net.
moky adjective Misty; dark; murky; muggy.
mola noun See Sunfish, 1.
mold noun A spot; a blemish; a mole., Alt. of Mould, Alt. of Mould, Alt. of Mould, Alt. of Mould, Alt. of Mould, Alt. of Mould, Alt. of Mould
mole noun A spot; a stain; a mark which discolors or disfigures., A spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body; esp., a spot which is dark-colored, from which commonly issue one or more hairs., A mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated in the uterus., A mound or massive work formed of masonry or large stones, etc., laid in the sea, often extended either in a right line or an arc of a circle before a port which it serves to defend from the violence of the waves, thus protecting ships in a harbor; also, sometimes, the harbor itself., Any insectivore of the family Talpidae. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large and strong fore feet., A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground drains., To form holes in, as a mole; to burrow; to excavate; as, to mole the earth., To clear of molehills.
moll adjective Minor; in the minor mode; as, A moll, that is, A minor.
molt imp. of Melt., Alt. of Moult, Alt. of Moult, Alt. of Moult
moly noun A fabulous herb of occult power, having a black root and white blossoms, said by Homer to have been given by Hermes to Ulysses to counteract the spells of Circe., A kind of garlic (Allium Moly) with large yellow flowers; — called also golden garlic.
mome noun A dull, silent person; a blockhead.
mon- Same as Mono-., A prefix signifying one, single, alone; as, monocarp, monopoly; (Chem.) indicating that a compound contains one atom, radical, or group of that to the name of which it is united; as, monoxide, monosulphide, monatomic, etc.
mona noun A small, handsome, long-tailed West American monkey (Cercopithecus mona). The body is dark olive, with a spot of white on the haunches.
mone noun The moon., A moan.
monk noun A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty., A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink., A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine., A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus., The European bullfinch.
mono noun The black howler of Central America (Mycetes villosus).
mont noun Mountain.
mood noun Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable form)., Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive mood. Same as Mode., Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant mood.
moon noun The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of the earth. See Lunar month, under Month., A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn., The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month., A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon., To expose to the rays of the moon., To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.
moor noun One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns., Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion., An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath., A game preserve consisting of moorland., To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf., Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly., To cast anchor; to become fast.
moot verb See 1st Mot., A ring for gauging wooden pins., To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to propose for discussion., Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court., To argue or plead in a supposed case., A meeting for discussion and deliberation; esp., a meeting of the people of a village or district, in Anglo-Saxon times, for the discussion and settlement of matters of common interest; — usually in composition; as, folk-moot., A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice., Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted., of Mot
mope verb i. To be dull and spiritless., To make spiritless and stupid., A dull, spiritless person.
mora noun A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, — much played by Italians of the lower classes., A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture., Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.
more noun A hill., A root., Greater; superior; increased, Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the like; with the singular., Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; — with the plural., Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more words to conquer., A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds or surpasses in any way what it is compared with., That which is in addition; something other and further; an additional or greater amount., In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or degree., With a verb or participle., With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix -er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable; more active; more sweetly., In addition; further; besides; again., To make more; to increase.
morn noun The first part of the day; the morning; — used chiefly in poetry.
moro noun A small abscess or tumor having a resemblance to a mulberry.
mort noun A great quantity or number., A woman; a female., A salmon in its third year., Death; esp., the death of game in the chase., A note or series of notes sounded on a horn at the death of game., The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease.
mosk noun See Mosque.
moss noun A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so discharging the spores. There are many species, collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks, and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water., A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses of the Scottish border., To cover or overgrow with moss.
most adjective Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all., Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it., Highest in rank; greatest., In the greatest or highest degree.
mote of Mot, of Mot, of Mot, See 1st Mot., A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the city of London., A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the management of affairs; as, a folkmote., A place of meeting for discussion., The flourish sounded on a horn by a huntsman. See Mot, n., 3, and Mort., A small particle, as of floating dust; anything proverbially small; a speck.
moth noun A mote., Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth., Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc., Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvae of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvae of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus., Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.
moto noun Movement; manner of movement; particularly, movement with increased rapidity; — used especially in the phrase con moto, directing to a somewhat quicker movement; as, andante con moto, a little more rapidly than andante, etc.
moun verb pl. of Mow, may., of Mow
move verb t. To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage., To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king., To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence., To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion., To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn., To apply to, as for aid., To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly., To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter., To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another., To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game., The act of moving; a movement., The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game., An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
mowe pl. of Mow, See 4th Mow., See 1st & 2d Mow.
mown of Mow, Cut down by mowing, as grass; deprived of grass by mowing; as, a mown field.
moxa noun A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of Artemisia Chinensis, and used as a cautery by burning it on the skin; hence, any substance used in a like manner, as cotton impregnated with niter, amadou., A plant from which this substance is obtained, esp. Artemisia Chinensis, and A. moxa.
moya noun Mud poured out from volcanoes during eruptions; — so called in South America.