English adjective: motley
|1.||motley consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds|
|Samples||An arrangement of assorted spring flowers.|
A mixed program of baroque and contemporary music.
A motley crew.
Sundry sciences commonly known as social.
|Synonyms||assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, sundry|
|2.||motley having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly|
|Samples||A jester dressed in motley.|
The painted desert.
A particolored dress.
A piebald horse.
|Synonyms||calico, multi-color, multi-colored, multi-colour, multi-coloured, multicolor, multicolored, multicolour, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured|
|Similar||colored, colorful, coloured|
English noun: motley
|1.||motley (group) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things|
|Samples||A great assortment of cars was on display.|
He had a variety of disorders.
A veritable smorgasbord of religions.
|Synonyms||assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety|
|Broader (hypernym)||accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection|
|Narrower (hyponym)||alphabet soup, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag, range, sampler, selection, witch's brew, witches' brew, witches' broth|
|2.||motley (artifact) a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)|
|3.||motley (artifact) a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England|
|Broader (hypernym)||cloth, fabric, material, textile|
English verb: motley
|1.||motley (change) make something more diverse and varied|
|Samples||Vary the menu.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||checker, chequer|
|2.||motley (change) make motley; color with different colors|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize|