moot

1
[moot]
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adjective

verb (used with object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. moose river,
  2. moosebird,
  3. moosehead lake,
  4. moosemilk,
  5. moosewood,
  6. moot court,
  7. moot hall,
  8. moot point,
  9. mop,
  10. mop up

Origin of moot

1
before 900; Middle English mot(e) meeting, assembly, Old English gemōt; cognate with Old Norse mōt, Dutch gemoet meeting. See meet1

Related formsmoot·er, nounmoot·ness, noun

Can be confusedmoot mute

moot

2
[moot]

noun

a ring gauge for checking the diameters of treenails.

verb (used with object)

to bring (a treenail) to the proper diameter with a moot.

Origin of moot

2
1805–15; special use of dial. moot tree-stump, block of wood; cognate with Dutch moot piece

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British Dictionary definitions for moot

moot

adjective

subject or open to debatea moot point

verb

(tr) to suggest or bring up for debate
(intr) to plead or argue theoretical or hypothetical cases, as an academic exercise or as vocational training for law students

noun

a discussion or debate of a hypothetical case or point, held as an academic activity
(in Anglo-Saxon England) an assembly, mainly in a shire or hundred, dealing with local legal and administrative affairs
Derived Formsmooter, noun

Word Origin for moot

Old English gemōt; compare Old Saxon mōt, Middle High German muoze meeting

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