hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
A shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel, but which covers the foot.
Origin: From Middle English (reinforced by mul (masculine), mule (feminine)), from mul, all from mulus, from mukslós (cf. Late Latin muscellus 'young he-mule', Old Russian 'mule', Ancient Greek (Phocian) 'he-ass').
a hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare, sometimes a horse and a she-ass. See Hinny
a plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; -- called also hybrid
a very stubborn person
a machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; -- called also jenny and mule-jenny
The Mule is a fictional character from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. One of the greatest conquerors the galaxy has ever seen, he is a mentalic who has the ability to reach into the minds of others and "adjust" their emotions, individually or en masse, using this capability to conscript individuals to his cause. Not direct mind-control per se, it is a subtle influence of the subconscious; individuals under the Mule's influence behave otherwise normally - logic, memories, and personality intact. This gives the Mule the capacity to disrupt Seldon's plan by invalidating Seldon's assumption that no single individual could have a measurable effect on galactic socio-historical trends on their own, due to the plan relying on the predictability of the actions of very large numbers of people.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mūl, n. the offspring of the horse and ass: an instrument for cotton-spinning: an obstinate person.—ns. Mūle′-deer, the black-tail of North America; Mūleteer′, one who drives mules.—adj. Mūl′ish, like a mule: obstinate.—adv. Mūl′ishly.—n. Mūl′ishness. [A.S. mul—L. mulus, mule.]
The numerical value of MULE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of MULE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool.
I think what 'The Mule' is trying to do is pre-empt piracy by making their film available online and making it as easy as possible for audiences to get their hands on it in a paid way, the Mule.
($13 million) in a matter of hours is nothing short of blinding, the use of loopholes in the bank's procedures makes sense, but trying to rustle up a mule network in one country without making too much noise can't be easy.
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- mulCatalan, Valencian
- Maultier, MuliGerman
- muliĉo, mulo, mulino, virmuloEsperanto
- mulo, mulaSpanish
- פֶּרֶד, פִּרְדָּהHebrew
- múlasni, múldýrIcelandic
- hêstir, qantirrKurdish
- мазга, муле, маскаMacedonian
- dzaanéézNavajo, Navaho
- memāngišensOjibwe, Ojibwa
- mul, catârRomanian
- mula, mazgaSerbo-Croatian
- mula, mulåsnaSwedish
- jimuludül, muludül, jimulud, mulud, himulud, himuludülVolapük
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