mute / moot

mute / moot
   Mute means "having no sound or without speech": He was struck mute by the horror of the events.
   Moot as a noun is a public meeting; as an adjective, the more common usage, means "open to debate" in the UK and "not open to debate" in the US. It is most often used in the phrase moot point: When Walter walked in, the question of who was going to pick him up became moot.

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  • mute / moot —    Mute means having no sound or without speech : He was struck mute by the horror of the events.    Moot as a noun is a public meeting; as an adjective, the more common usage, means open to debate in the UK and not open to debate in the US. It… …   Confused words

  • mute-hill — Moot hill Moot hill , n. (O. Eng. Law) A hill of meeting or council; an elevated place in the open air where public assemblies or courts were held by the Saxons; called, in Scotland, {mute hill}. J. R. Green. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moot — A moot point or moot question is a debatable or undecided one. The word is from Old English (from a verb mōtian meaning ‘converse’) and should not be confused with mute meaning ‘silent’ …   Modern English usage

  • Moot-hill — n. (O. Eng. Law) A hill of meeting or council; an elevated place in the open air where public assemblies or courts were held by the Saxons; called, in Scotland, {mute hill}. J. R. Green. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mute-hill — n. See {Moot hill}. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moot hill — A moot hill or mons placiti (statute hill)[1] is a hill or mound historically used as an assembly or meeting place. In early medieval Britain, such hills were used for moots , meetings of local people to settle local business. Among other things …   Wikipedia

  • Moot Hill — Das seltene Beispiel eines Moot Hills, der heute noch jährlich einmal für seinen ursprünglichen Zweck im Gebrauch ist: Tynwald Hill auf der Insel Isle of Man. Ein moot hill oder mons placiti (Gesetzeshügel)[1] ist ein Hügel, der zu historischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mute — 1. adjective /mjuːt/ a) Silent; not making a sound. “ The heathens have broken into Thy Temple, and Thou art silent! Esau mocks Thy Children, and Thou remainest mute! Show thyself, arise, and let Thy Voice resound, Thou mutest among all the… …   Wiktionary

  • Phonological history of English consonant clusters — The phonological history of English consonant clusters is part of the phonological history of the English language in terms of changes in the phonology of consonant clusters. Contents 1 H cluster reductions 1.1 Wh cluster reductions 1.2 Yew–hew… …   Wikipedia

  • capilmute — † ˈcapilmute, ˈcabalmute Sc. Law. Obs. [app. f. capil, caple, cable horse + mute, moot, pleading, plea. The synonym cattelmute is f. cattle.] The form of legal action by which the owner of strayed or stolen cattle proved his ownership, and… …   Useful english dictionary

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