AskDefine | Define MO

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1 a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel [syn: molybdenum, atomic number 42]
2 a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union [syn: Missouri, Show Me State]

User Contributed Dictionary


  1. Missouri, a state of the United States of America.
  2. Moderate Intellectual Disability, a disability often requiring special education services.

Extensive Definition

Mo or MO may refer to:

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  • Mo, a fictional character in the webcomic Jesus and Mo
  • Mo, also known as Mortimer, a fictional character in the novel Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Little Mo Mitchell, a fictional character in the BBC soap opera East Enders
  • Mo the clown, a character played by Roy Rene, 20th century Australian stage comedian


  • Timothy Mo (born 1950), British novelist of Chinese descent


Slang terms


  • Mo Awards, annual awards for Australian live entertainment
  • Mo (honorific), an ancient Gaelic honorific
  • Mo (kana), Romanisation of the Japanese kana も and モ
  • 12mo, 24mo, 32mo and 64mo, duodecimo foldings of a signature during the printing of a book; see bookbinding
  • Mo, a traditional Buddhist technique of divination, practiced in Bhutan
  • Yamaha MO, a music workstation

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MO in Norwegian Nynorsk: Mo
MO in Portuguese: MO
MO in Kölsch: MO (Watt ėßß datt?)
MO in Finnish: Mo
MO in Chinese: MO
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