The definition of a motto is a phrase or quote that is representative of a person or brand's ideals and values.
An example of a motto is Apple Computer's "Think Different" phrase.
(heraldry) A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievement.
Other Word Forms
Origin of motto
Italian word, mottoprobably from Vulgar Latin mōttumwordmot
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Italianmotto (a word, a saying), Latinmuttum (a mutter, a grunt).
Motto Sentence Examples
The ribbon is red with the motto For Love and Fatherland in silver letters.
The motto is Magnanime pretium.
I want to hear the woman who lives by the motto of no apologies, no regrets, who told me once that her own soul searching taught her to live, doesn't want my help turning that three months into eternity.
In England the Agricultural Society was founded in 1838, with the motto " Practice with Science," and shortly afterwards incorporated by royal charter.