mote vs. moat – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Mote

Definition:

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Examples:

There are millions of tiny dust motes in the air.

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Moat

Definition:

ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water

Examples:

the moat around the castle

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