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Webster 1913 Edition


Mo

Mo

(mō)
,
Adj.
,
adv.
, &
Noun.
[Written also
moe
.]
[AS.
mā
. See
More
.]
More; – usually, more in number.
[Obs.]
An hundred thousand
mo
.
Chaucer.
Likely to find
mo
to commend than to imitate it.
Fuller.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mo

MO

,
Adj.
More.

Definition 2022


Mo

Mo

See also: Appendix:Variations of "mo"

Translingual

Symbol

Mo

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for molybdenum.

English

Proper noun

Mo.

  1. Abbreviation of Missouri.
    • 1992, Clement E. Vose, Caucasians Only
      He suggested that members of the various Associations should be represented at the meeting in Jefferson City, Wednesday afternoon, February 19, in the Capital Building, Jefferson City, Mo., to oppose this bill.

Proper noun

Mo

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Mohammed, Moses and Maurice.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Marjorie, Maureen.
  3. A Chinese surname derived from (mò).

Anagrams


French

Symbol

Mo

  1. Abbreviation of mégaoctet. MB (megabyte).

Anagrams


German

Abbreviation

Mo.

  1. Abbreviation of Montag. "Monday"

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German mago, from Proto-Germanic *magô.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /moː/
    • Rhymes: -oː

Noun

Mo m (plural Mee)

  1. stomach

mo

mo

See also: Appendix:Variations of "mo"

English

Adverb

mo (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) To a greater degree.
  2. (now dialectal) Further, longer.

Adjective

mo (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) Greater in amount, quantity, or number (of discrete objects, as opposed to more, which was applied to substances)
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXII:
      Nether durste eny man from that daye forth axe hym eny moo questions.
    • c. 1380, William Langland, Piers Plowman
      With that ran there a route of ratones at ones,
      And smale mys myd hem, mo then a thousande

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of month.

Noun

mo (plural mos)

  1. month

Etymology 3

Clipping of moment.

Noun

mo (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) moment
    Hang on a mo!

Etymology 4

Clipping of homo, itself a short form of homosexual.

Noun

mo (plural mos)

  1. (slang) a homosexual

Etymology 5

Clipping of more, non-rhotic dialects, notably African American Vernacular English. Compare fo' (for; four), ho (whore).

Alternative forms

Adjective

mo (not comparable)

  1. (dialectal) more
    Yo, you got mo chips?

Etymology 6

moustache + -o

Noun

mo (plural mos)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A moustache

Anagrams


Adangme

Pronoun

mo

  1. you
    I suɔ mo.
    I love you.

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *mē, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁, a prohibitive particle.

Particle

mo (masculine adjectival i mo, feminine singular e mo, masculine plural mo, feminine plural moa)

  1. don't

Alternative forms


Amanab

Noun

mo

  1. speech, language, word

Antillean Creole

Etymology

From French mot (word)

Noun

mo

  1. word

Esperanto

Noun

mo (accusative singular mo-on, plural mo-oj, accusative plural mo-ojn)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter M/m.

See also


Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French mot (word)

Noun

mo

  1. word

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mˠə]

Determiner

mo (triggers lenition of a following consonant)

  1. my
    mo bhád ― my boat
    mo mháthair ― my mother
  2. me (direct object pronoun before verbal noun)
    Tá sé ag mo bhualadh ― He is hitting me

Related terms

  • m’ (form used before a vowel or lenited f)

See also


Italian

Adverb

mo

  1. Alternative spelling of mo'

Japanese

Romanization

mo

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Lojban

Cmavo

mo

  1. (interrogative, pro-bridi) used as the selbri, the word indicates asking for the selbri.
    do mo
    What are you? / What are you doing?
    le cukta cu mo le karce
    How are the book and the car related?

See also


Mandarin

Romanization

mo (Zhuyin ㄇㄛ˙)

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of
  4. Pinyin transcription of ,

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology 1

From French moi (me)

Pronoun

mo (objective mwa)

  1. I (first-person singular nominative personal pronoun)
See also

Etymology 2

From French mot (word)

Noun

mo

  1. word

Norman

Etymology

From Latin mollis.

Adjective

mo m

  1. (Jersey) soft

Derived terms


Northern Sami

Adverb

mo

  1. how

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse mór (moor)

Noun

mo

  1. moor
  2. heath

Inflection

NB: This section is incomplete, as there are four more meanings and different etymons. See Bokmåls- og nynorskordboka, Universitetet i Oslo.


Old Provençal

Pronoun

mo m (feminine ma, masculine plural mos)

  1. my (possessive; belong to 'me')

Réunion Creole French

Etymology

From French mot (word)

Noun

mo

  1. word

Samoan

Preposition

mo

  1. for

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Old Irish mo, mu

Pronoun

mo

  1. my, mine

Usage notes

  • Lenites the following word.
    mo + baile = mo bhaile (my town)
  • Takes the form m' before words beginning with a vowel: m' ainm (my name).

Swedish

Noun

mo c

  1. sandy soil
  2. a sandy field, a moor, a heath

Declension

Inflection of mo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mo mon moar moarna
Genitive mos mons moars moarnas

Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mo/

Adjective

mo

  1. second person singular possessive adjective; your

Tuvaluan

Preposition

mo

  1. for