Mop vs Cloth - What's the difference?

mop | cloth |

As a symbol mop

is macanese pataca.

As a noun cloth is

(uncountable) a woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun) (wikipedia 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.
  • (humorous) A dense head of hair.
  • He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.
  • (British, dialect) A fair where servants are hired.
  • (British, dialect) The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.
  • (Halliwell)
  • A made-up face; a grimace.
  • * (rfdate) (Francis Beaumont) and
  • What mops and mowes it makes! --
  • * 1610 , , act 4 scene 1
  • Before you can say 'Come' and 'Go,'
    And breathe twice; and cry 'so, so,'
    Each one, tripping on his toe,
    Will be here with mop and mow.

    Derived terms

    * mophead * mop squeezer * mop water


    * German: (l)


  • To rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop.
  • to mop (or scrub) a floor
    to mop one's face with a handkerchief
  • To make a wry expression with the mouth.
  • (Shakespeare)


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    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete) * (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)


  • (uncountable) A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=“H'm !” he said, “so, so—it is a tragedy in a prologue and three acts. I am going down this afternoon to see the curtain fall for the third time on what [...] will prove a good burlesque ; but it all began dramatically enough. It was last Saturday […] that two boys, playing in the little spinney just outside Wembley Park Station, came across three large parcels done up in American cloth . […]”}}
  • A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
  • A form of attire that represents a particular profession.
  • (in idioms) Priesthood, clergy.
  • Synonyms

    * (woven fabric) material, stuff * See also

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "cloth") * cheesecloth * cut from the same cloth * dishcloth * facecloth * horsecloth * loincloth * man of the cloth * sackcloth * tablecloth * take the cloth * washcloth * whole cloth, from whole cloth, out of whole cloth * wire cloth