HyperDic: motley

English > 7 senses of the word motley:
NOUNgroupmotley, assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourria collection containing a variety of sorts of things
artifactmotleya garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
artifactmotleya multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
ADJECTIVEallmotley, assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, sundryconsisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
allmotley, calico, multicolor, multi-color, multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicolouredhaving sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
VERBchangemotley, vary, variegatemake something more diverse and varied
changemotley, parti-colormake motley
motley > pronunciation
Soundsmaa'tliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > motley: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningconsisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds.
Example "a motley crew"
Synonymsassorted, miscellaneous, mixed, sundry
Broaderheterogeneous, heterogenousConsisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
Spanishdiverso, misceláneo, mixto, surtido, variado
Catalanassortit, divers, miscel·lani, mixt, variat
Nounsmotleya collection containing a variety of sorts of things
English > motley: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly.
Example"a jester dressed in motley"
Synonymscalico, multicolor, multi-color, multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured
Broadercolored, coloured, colorfulHaving color or a certain color
Spanishabigarrado, multicolor
Catalanabigarrat, multicolor
Nounsmotleya multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
motleya garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
English > motley: 7 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA collection containing a variety of sorts of things.
Synonymsassortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri
Narroweralphabet soupA confusing / confusing assortment
grab bagAn assortment of miscellaneous items
odds and ends, oddments, melange, farrago, ragbag, mishmash, mingle-mangle, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, gallimaufry, omnium-gatherumA motley assortment of things
rangeA variety of different things or activities
samplerAn assortment of various samples
selectionAn assortment of things from which a choice can be made
witches' brew, witches' broth, witch's brewA fearsome mixture
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishmezcla, miscelánea, surtido, variedad
Catalanassortiment, miscel·lània, varietat
Adjectivesmotleyconsisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
Verbsmotleymake something more diverse and varied
English > motley: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume).
BroadergarmentAn article of clothing
SubstancesmotleyA multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
Adjectivesmotleyhaving sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
English > motley: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England.
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Substance ofmotleyA garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
Spanishbotarga
Adjectivesmotleyhaving sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
Verbsmotleymake motley
English > motley: 7 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake something more diverse and varied.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsvary, variegate
Narrowerchecker, chequervariegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
Broaderdiversifymake (more) diverse
Spanishvariar
Catalanvariar
Nounsmotleya collection containing a variety of sorts of things
English > motley: 7 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake motley; color with different colors.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymparti-color
Broadercolor, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour inadd color to
Nounsmotleya multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England

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