mop

Definitions

  • Tommy hitting Richard with a mop
    Tommy hitting Richard with a mop
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mop make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip "mop and mow","The girl pouted"
    • v mop to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop "Mop the hallway now","He mopped her forehead with a towel"
    • n mop cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Whopped with a mop Whopped with a mop

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mop A fair where servants are hired.
    • n Mop A made-up face; a grimace. "What mops and mowes it makes!"
    • Mop An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.
    • Mop The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.
    • v. i Mop To make a wry mouth.
    • v. t Mop To rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mop To make a wry mouth.
    • mop To fidget about.
    • n mop A wry mouth; a pout; a grimace.
    • n mop A pouting person, especially a pouting child; hence, a pet child; a child; a young girl; a moppet.
    • n mop A young fish. See the quotation under def. 2.
    • n mop The haddock.
    • n mop A fool.
    • n mop A napkin.
    • n mop A bunch of thrums or coarse yarn, or a piece of cloth, fastened to a long handle and used for cleaning floors, windows, carriages, etc. A smaller utensil of the same sort is used for washing dishes, etc.
    • n mop Anything having the shape or appearance of a mop.
    • n mop A statute fair to which servants of all kinds come to be hired by farmers and others.
    • n mop A tuft of grass.
    • mop To rub or wipe with or as with a mop; clean with a mop.
    • mop To muffle up.
    • mop To drink greedily.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mop mop a bunch of rags, &c., fixed, on a handle for washing floors, windows, or the like: anything at all like a mop:
    • v.t Mop to rub or wipe with a mop:—pr.p. mop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. mopped
    • n Mop mop a grimace
    • v.i Mop to make such
    • n Mop mop (prov.) a hiring-fair
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
CF. W. mop, mopa, Ir. moipal, Gael. moibeal, moibean,; or OF. mappe, a napkin (see Map Napkin)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mappe—L. mappa, a napkin.

Usage

In literature:

What a magnificent mop of hair.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Mr. Anderson appeared, sombrero off, mopping a very red face.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Mops is in the river!
"Yeast: A Problem" by Charles Kingsley
How anyone can mop it up, as you do, for pleasure, beats me.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
He paused a moment and mopped his forehead.
"Three John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
Little streams of perspiration trickled down his face, to be mopped up by his bandanna.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 10, August, 1858" by Various
Such is the difference between a man acquainted with the use of firearms and those who handle them as mops are held.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
Ambitious of redundant mops, these still suffered their carrots to grow, spite of all ridicule.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
He groaned and, sinking into a chair, mopped his forehead ostentatiously.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 29, 1917" by Various
Mrs. Arthur commenced to mop the floor.
"The Claim Jumpers" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

Women wear trousers
To trail round the shops;
Women in trousers
Wield brushes and mops.
"A Question" by Cicely Fox Smith
The Bishop, when it's o'er,
Goes through the vestry door,
Where MICAH, very red,
Is mopping of his head.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
William exerted all his care, in
Learning to be a Fop;
As girls of twelve most studious are, in
Learning to twirl a mop.
"The Spotted Coat" by William Hutton
Or the charwoman
who is on the bus when it cracks up
and collects enough from the insurance.
From mops to Bonwit Teller.
That story.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton
"Observe how ripe the lady's lips,
How Titianesque the mop of hair,
And where the great white shoulder dips
Beneath its gauzy half-eclipse,
You well may stare and stare.
"The Cloak Model" by John Crowe Ransom
A maid of early morning twirled her mop upon the moor;
I wished her my farewell before she closed the door.
My friends I left behind me for other places new,
Crows and pigeons all were strangers as oer my head they flew.
"The Sailor-Boy" by John Clare

In news:

NEW YORK — For years, Gac Filipaj mopped floors, cleaned toilets and took out trash at Columbia University.
Smith, who once spoke with SPIN about loving Nirvana, wouldn't have been out of place on Letterman 's old NBC show Late Night, with his shaggy blond mop and oversized Black Sabbath T-shirt.
Reid praises Sen Nelson's " mop of real hair".
Harry Reid praises Sen Nelson's ' mop of real hair.
A stolen mop sink and a rodent infestation were among the violations that led to failing health scores at two San Antonio Mexican restaurants.
The Baby Mop - It's Real.
Over 100 Baby Mops have been sold in the first month and the feedback from customers has reportedly been positive.
New Onesie Lets Your Baby Mop While Crawling.
The geniuses at Better Than Pants have combined a baby's onesie with floor mops .
It's made from microfiber mop material attached directly to the baby clothes.
A US firm is selling this baby mop .
Baby Gro Mop A spokesman said: "It's a bit of fun".
Bissell Introduces Steam Mop With Scent Inserts.
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In science:

Fej = 0, ∀ (i, j ) ∈ χ, and (cid:107)FT(cid:107) ≤ 1}. F≤1 = {F = [B | P] Before providing one of the main results of this paper on the equivalence of MOP and the Learning Problem, we set the following notation.
Higher Dimensional Consensus: Learning in Large-Scale Networks
We now study the relationship between the MOP and the Learning Problem (50).
Higher Dimensional Consensus: Learning in Large-Scale Networks
Recall the notion of Pareto-optimal solutions of an MOP as discussed in Section II-B.
Higher Dimensional Consensus: Learning in Large-Scale Networks
Then, Bε , Pε is a Pareto-optimal solution of the MOP (53).
Higher Dimensional Consensus: Learning in Large-Scale Networks
Theorem 3 says that the optimal solutions to the Learning Problem can be obtained from the Pareto-optimal solutions of the MOP.
Higher Dimensional Consensus: Learning in Large-Scale Networks
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