What does MOLE mean?

Definitions for MOLEˈmoʊ leɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word MOLE.

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


  1. Mole(n.)

    (fig.)A spy who lives for years an apparently normal life (to establish a cover) before beginning his spying activities.

  2. Origin: [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See Moldwarp.]


  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

  9. Origin: [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol, OD. molworp. See Moldwarp.]


  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”.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mole

    mōl, n. a permanent dark-brown mark on the human skin, often hairy—a pigmentary Nævus (q.v.). [A.S. mál; Ger. maal, L. mac-ula.]

  2. Mole

    mōl, n. a small animal, with very small eyes and soft fur, which burrows in the ground and casts up little heaps of mould.—v.t. to burrow or form holes in.—ns. Mole′cast; Mole′-catch′er, one whose business it is to catch moles; Mole′-crick′et, a burrowing insect like a cricket, with forelegs like those of a mole.—adj. Mole′-eyed, having eyes like those of a mole: seeing imperfectly.—ns. Mole′hill, a little hill or heap of earth cast up by a mole; Mole′rat, a rat-like animal, which burrows like a mole; Mole′skin, the skin of a mole: a superior kind of fustian, double-twilled, cropped before dyeing; Mole′-spade, a small spade used by mole-catchers; Mole′-track, the track made by a mole burrowing.—Make a mountain of a molehill, to magnify a trifling matter. [For mold-warp—A.S. molde, mould, weorpan, to warp.]

  3. Mole

    mōl, n. a breakwater: any massive building: an ancient Roman mausoleum. [Fr.,—L. moles.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mole

    Is an SI unit of measurement for an amount of substance.

    The mole is widely used in chemistry as a convenient way to express amounts of reactants and products of chemical reactions

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Anagrams for MOLE »

  1. Elmo

  2. Lomé


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mack Horton:

    I’ve been watching this mole for a little while, Mack should probably go and get it checked out.

  2. Wang Chaojun:

    My mother complained about this mole-like growth on her head that itched all the time, we found ways to cure her itch using traditional Chinese medicine, and then left it be.

  3. Donald McGurk:

    I don't think you could ever presume it's behind you, but now we're in a position to understand what's happened, it's like playing Whack-A-Mole. They just pop up somewhere else.

  4. Josh Cain:

    Right now we can attack ISIS all day long, but if there's not going to be a stable nation in the end, we're just playing whack-a-mole, that's probably where some work needs to be done.

  5. Beth Crisafi:

    A few months later, I noticed another mole that came out of nowhere and it was close to where the other melanoma mole was. It was a very dark black dot and I knew it didn’t look good.

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