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Definitions for (noun) motley

Main entry: motley Definition: a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England

Main entry: motley Definition: a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

Main entry: smorgasbord, salmagundi, assortment, potpourri, variety, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley Definition: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things Usage: a great assortment of cars was on display; he had a variety of disorders; a veritable smorgasbord of religions

Definitions for (verb) motley

Main entry: motley, parti-color Definition: make motley; color with different colors

Main entry: variegate, vary, motley Definition: make something more diverse and varied Usage: Vary the menu

Definitions for (adjective) motley

Main entry: painted, particolored, particoloured, motley, multi-color, multi-colored, multi-colour, multi-coloured, multicolor, multicolored, multicolour, multicoloured, calico, varicolored, varicoloured, piebald, pied Definition: having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly Usage: a jester dressed in motley; the painted desert; a particolored dress; a piebald horse; pied daisies

Main entry: assorted, sundry, miscellaneous, mixed, motley Definition: consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds Usage: an arrangement of assorted spring flowers; assorted sizes; miscellaneous accessories; a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music; a motley crew; sundry sciences commonly known as social- I.A.Richards