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Mop vs. Brush

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mop and Brush is that the Mop is a mass or bundle of coarse strings or yarn attached to a stick and Brush is a tool with bristles, wire or other filaments, used for cleaning, grooming hair, make up, painting, surface finishing and for many other purposes.

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  • Mop (noun)

    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.

  • Mop (noun)

    A dense head of hair.

    "He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door."

  • Mop (noun)

    A fair where servants are hired.

  • Mop (noun)

    The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.

  • Mop (noun)

    A made-up face; a grimace.

  • Mop (verb)

    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"

  • Mop (verb)

    To make a wry expression with the mouth.

  • Brush (noun)

    An filaments attached to a handle, used for any of various purposes including cleaning, painting, and arranging hair.

  • Brush (noun)

    The act of brushing something.

    "She gave her hair a quick brush."

  • Brush (noun)

    A piece of conductive material, usually carbon, serving to maintain electrical contact between the stationary and rotating parts of a machine.

  • Brush (noun)

    A brush-like electrical discharge of sparks.

    "corposant"

  • Brush (noun)

    Wild Wikipedia).

  • Brush (noun)

    A short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience.

    "He has had brushes with communism from time to time."

  • Brush (noun)

    The furry tail of an animal, especially of a fox.

  • Brush (noun)

    A tuft of hair on the mandibles.

  • Brush (noun)

    A short contest, or trial, of speed.

  • Brush (noun)

    An instrument, resembling a brush, used to produce a soft sound from drums or cymbals.

  • Brush (noun)

    An on-screen tool for "painting" a particular colour or texture.

  • Brush (noun)

    In 3D video games, a convex polyhedron, especially one that defines structure of the play area.

  • Brush (noun)

    The floorperson of a poker room, usually in a casino.

  • Brush (noun)

    (North boughs, especially balsam, locally cut and baled for export, usually for use in wreathmaking.

  • Brush (verb)

    To clean with a brush.

    "Brush your teeth."

  • Brush (verb)

    To untangle or arrange with a brush.

    "Brush your hair."

  • Brush (verb)

    To apply with a brush.

    "Brush the paint onto the walls."

  • Brush (verb)

    To remove with a sweeping motion.

    "Brush the flour off your clothes."

  • Brush (verb)

    To touch with a sweeping motion, or lightly in passing.

    "Her scarf brushed his skin."

  • Brush (verb)

    To clean one's teeth by brushing them.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Mop (noun)

    A made-up face; a grimace.

  • Mop (noun)

    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.

  • Mop (noun)

    A fair where servants are hired.

  • Mop (noun)

    The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.

  • Mop (verb)

    To make a wry mouth.

  • Mop

    To rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief.

  • Brush (noun)

    An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc.

  • Brush (noun)

    The bushy tail of a fox.

  • Brush (noun)

    A tuft of hair on the mandibles.

  • Brush (noun)

    Branches of trees lopped off; brushwood.

  • Brush (noun)

    A thicket of shrubs or small trees; the shrubs and small trees in a wood; underbrush.

  • Brush (noun)

    land covered with brush{5}; in Australia, a dense growth of vegetation in good soil, including shrubs and trees, mostly small.

  • Brush (noun)

    A bundle of flexible wires or thin plates of metal, used to conduct an electrical current to or from the commutator of a dynamo, electric motor, or similar apparatus.

  • Brush (noun)

    The act of brushing; as, to give one's clothes a brush; a rubbing or grazing with a quick motion; a light touch; as, we got a brush from the wheel as it passed.

  • Brush (noun)

    A skirmish; a slight encounter; a shock or collision; as, to have a brush with an enemy; a brush with the law.

  • Brush (noun)

    A short contest, or trial, of speed.

  • Brush

    To apply a brush to, according to its particular use; to rub, smooth, clean, paint, etc., with a brush.

  • Brush

    To touch in passing, or to pass lightly over, as with a brush.

  • Brush

    To remove or gather by brushing, or by an act like that of brushing, or by passing lightly over, as wind; - commonly with off.

  • Brush (verb)

    To move nimbly in haste; to move so lightly as scarcely to be perceived; as, to brush by.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mop (noun)

    cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors

  • Mop (verb)

    to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop;

    "Mop the hallway now"

    "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

  • Mop (verb)

    make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip;

    "mop and mow"

    "The girl pouted"

  • Brush (noun)

    a dense growth of bushes

  • Brush (noun)

    an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

  • Brush (noun)

    momentary contact

  • Brush (noun)

    conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

  • Brush (noun)

    a minor short-term fight

  • Brush (noun)

    the act of brushing your teeth;

    "the dentist recommended two brushes a day"

  • Brush (noun)

    the act of brushing your hair;

    "he gave his hair a quick brush"

  • Brush (noun)

    contact with something dangerous or undesirable;

    "I had a brush with danger on my way to work"

    "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"

  • Brush (verb)

    rub with a brush, or as if with a brush;

    "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"

  • Brush (verb)

    touch lightly and briefly;

    "He brushed the wall lightly"

  • Brush (verb)

    clean with a brush;

    "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"

  • Brush (verb)

    sweep across or over;

    "Her long skirt brushed the floor"

    "A gasp swept cross the audience"

  • Brush (verb)

    remove with or as if with a brush;

    "brush away the crumbs"

    "brush the dust from the jacket"

    "brush aside the objections"

  • Brush (verb)

    cover by brushing;

    "brush the bread with melted butter"

Princeton's WordNet

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