|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff, etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote (Matthew 7:3-5; Luke 6:41, 42).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A small particle of dust; a speck; as a mote in one's eye.
2. (p. p.) of Mot.
3. (pres. subj.) of Mot.
4. (v.) See 1st Mot.
5. (n.) A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the city of London.
6. (n.) A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the management of affairs; as, a folkmote.
7. (n.) A place of meeting for discussion.
8. (n.) The flourish sounded on a horn by a huntsman. See Mot, n., 3, and Mort.
9. (n.) A small particle, as of floating dust; anything proverbially small; a speck.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mot (karphos): A minute piece of anything dry or light, as straw, chaff, a splinter of wood, that might enter the eye. Used by Jesus in Matthew 7:3;; Luke 6:41 in contrast with "beam," to rebuke officiousness in correcting small faults of others, while cherishing greater ones of our own.
Mote (6 Occurrences)
Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Matthew 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are accounted as the small dust of the balance: Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. (See JPS)