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Moto \Mo"to\, n. [It.] (Mus.) Movement; manner of movement; particularly, movement with increased rapidity; -- used especially in the phrase con moto, directing to a somewhat quicker movement; as, andante con moto, a little more rapidly than andante, etc.


n. One of a series of motocross or BMX races.


Moto, Motos or MOTO may refer to:

Moto (restaurant)

Moto was a molecular gastronomy restaurant in the Fulton River District of Chicago, Illinois known for creating "high-tech" dishes which incorporate elements such as carbonated fruit, edible paper, lasers, and liquid nitrogen for freezing food.

Moto was run by executive chef Homaro Cantu (until his death in 2015). A sister restaurant, " iNG" was located next door, and served "flavor tripping cuisine" based on the " miracle berry", which makes sour foods taste sweet.

Moto (magazine)

Moto was founded in 1959 in Zimbabwe's Midlands town of Gweru as a weekly community newspaper by the Catholic church. From these modest beginnings, Moto fast became one of the most outspoken voices in the liberation war, providing scathing criticism of the colonial government and support for African nationalist parties. Banned by the Smith regime in 1974, it re-emerged in 1980, first as a newspaper and then as one of the first magazines to provide content in ChiShona, SiNdebele and English.

Moto faced a new set of challenges in the post-liberation era. Firstly, it needed to make the transition from the campaigning stance it adopted in the days of Zimbabwe's Unilateral Declaration of Independence, to a critical, independent voice in the era of majority rule. Under a mandate of being "the voice of the voiceless and defender of the downtrodden", it switched its focus to issues generally marginalised by the state-controlled press, running socio-economic and human-interest stories, often set in rural communities. The magazine also had to negotiate the sometimes awkward relationship between its church base and its outspoken political stance. In this regard it regularly ran features on the formation of the African clergy, paying particular attention to the elevation of Africans to the hierarchy and the ranks of the canonized. Despite ongoing economic difficulties and opposition from the Mugabe government, who made several attempts to shut down the publication, Moto's readership continues to grow, amongst intellectuals, professionals and students, as well as rural readers.

Usage examples of "moto".

Mitha Baba would not chase a strange elephant, unless she positively knew the creature was running off with her own Gul Moti.

But when the Chief Commissioner approached, Mitha Baba started, flinging herself forward--and the Gul Moti was suddenly at the edge of the stand.

And the elephant turned on a circle and caught him up, throwing him far enough back, so the Gul Moti could help him into the howdah.

As they topped the crest of a low hill, the Gul Moti scanned the country declining before her toward the Nerbudda.

Sinking at first enough to wet the Gul Moti a little, she rose beautifully as she found her swimming stroke.

The Gul Moti took up her call again--thinking of the caravan they were following.

Soon after that, Mitha Baba trumpeted in a new tone of voice--one the Gul Moti had never heard before.

As Mitha Baba went further and further from the fighters, the Gul Moti was amazed at the sounds of their meeting--like explosions.

Surely the Gul Moti had known that this was a wild elephant herd--these hours.

Staring wide-eyed at the horror--the way a barbarian elephant kills--the Gul Moti was glad Skag did not see!

The Gul Moti, numb with weariness, had held on with her last ounce of strength.

The Gul Moti only glimpsed the stone-white face of her American, beside the Chief Commissioner, as Neela Deo charged past, on his way to take over the fight that was taxing Gunpat Rao to the last breath before defeat.

It was after they had cared for the Gul Moti with the best they had--water from a mountain stream and food Neela Deo had carried, in a shelter made of tender deodar tips, where she now slept on a bed made of the same--that the mahouts told the Chief Commissioner and Skag, all they themselves had seen.

Neela Deo had gone out to find the Gul Moti, carrying the Chief Commissioner and Son of Power.

The Gul Moti received its ineffable loveliness and rose to stretch her fingers toward the multitude.