Definitions for MOLEˈmoʊ leɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

molemoʊl(n.)

  1. any of various small, insect-eating mammals, esp. of the family Talpidae, living chiefly underground and having velvety fur, very small eyes, and strong forefeet.

    Category: Mammals

  2. a spy who becomes part of and works from within the ranks of an enemy governmental staff or intelligence agency.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Government

  3. a large, powerful machine used in the construction of tunnels.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of mole:

1350–1400; ME molle; akin to MD, MLG mol

molemoʊl(n.)

  1. a small, congenital spot or blemish on the human skin, usu. of a dark color, slightly elevated, and sometimes hairy; nevus.

    Category: Pathology, Anatomy

Origin of mole:

bef. 1000; OE māl; c. OHG meil spot, Go mail wrinkle

molemoʊl(n.)

  1. a massive structure, esp. of stone, set up in the water, as for a breakwater or a pier.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. an anchorage or harbor protected by such a structure.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of mole:

1540–50; < L mōlēs mass, dam, mole

molemoʊl(n.)

or mol 1

  1. the quantity of a substance the weight of which equals the substance's molecular weight expressed in grams, and which contains 6.02 x 1023 molecules of the substance.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of mole:

< G Mol (1900), short for Molekülmolecule

molemoʊl(n.)

  1. a mass in the uterus formed by malformed embryonic or placental tissue.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of mole:

1605–15; < NL mola millstone

mo•leˈmoʊ leɪ(n.)

  1. a spicy Mexican sauce made with chocolate and chili peppers.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of mole:

1925–30; < MexSp < Nahuatl mōlli sauce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gram molecule, mole, mol(noun)

    the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

  2. counterspy, mole(noun)

    a spy who works against enemy espionage

  3. mole(noun)

    spicy sauce often containing chocolate

  4. mole(noun)

    a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin

  5. breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jetty(noun)

    a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

  6. mole(noun)

    small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mole(noun)ˈmoʊ leɪ

    a small animal that lives underground and has poor eyesight

    a mole's hole

  2. moleˈmoʊ leɪ

    a small dark mark on sb's skin

    a mole on her left cheek

  3. moleˈmoʊ leɪ

    sb working in an organization in order to spy on it for another organization

    a CIA mole

Wiktionary

  1. mole(Noun)

    A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus, slightly raised, and sometimes hairy.

  2. mole(Noun)

    Any of several small, burrowing insectivores of the family Talpidae.

  3. mole(Noun)

    Any of the burrowing rodents also called mole rats.

  4. mole

    An internal spy, a person who involves himself or herself with an enemy organisation, especially an intelligence or governmental organisation, to determine and betray its secrets from within.

  5. mole(Noun)

    A moll, a bitch, a slut.

  6. mole(Noun)

    A massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater or junction between places separated by water.

  7. mole(Noun)

    A haven or harbour, protected with such a breakwater.

  8. mole

    A structure with a breakwater on one side, and a cargo handling facility on the other.

  9. mole(Noun)

    In the International System of Units, the base unit of amount of substance; the amount of substance of a system which contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012kg of carbon-12. Symbol: mol. The number of atoms is known as Avogadrou2019s number

  10. mole(Noun)

    A hemorrhagic mass of tissue in the uterus caused by a dead ovum.

  11. mole(Noun)

    One of several spicy sauces typical of the cuisine of Mexico and neighboring Central America, especially the sauce which contains chocolate and which is used in cooking main dishes, not desserts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mole(noun)

    a spot; a stain; a mark which discolors or disfigures

  2. Mole(noun)

    a spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body; esp., a spot which is dark-colored, from which commonly issue one or more hairs

  3. Mole(noun)

    a mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated in the uterus

  4. Mole(noun)

    a mound or massive work formed of masonry or large stones, etc., laid in the sea, often extended either in a right line or an arc of a circle before a port which it serves to defend from the violence of the waves, thus protecting ships in a harbor; also, sometimes, the harbor itself

  5. Mole(noun)

    any insectivore of the family Talpidae. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large and strong fore feet

  6. Mole(noun)

    a plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground drains

  7. Mole(verb)

    to form holes in, as a mole; to burrow; to excavate; as, to mole the earth

  8. Mole(verb)

    to clear of molehills

Freebase

  1. Mole

    Moles are small cylindrical mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle. They have velvety fur; tiny or invisible ears and eyes; reduced hindlimbs; and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws oriented for digging. The term is especially and most properly used for the true moles, those of the Talpidae family in the order Soricomorpha found in most parts of North America, Asia, and Europe although may refer to other completely unrelated mammals of Australia and southern Africa which have also evolved the mole body plan; it is not commonly used for some talpids, such as desmans and shrew-moles, which do not quite fit the common definition of “mole”.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mole(noun)

a small burrowing animal with very small eyes and soft fur.

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