What does molehill mean?

Definitions for molehill
ˈmoʊlˌhɪlmole·hill

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. molehillnoun

    a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing

Wiktionary

  1. molehillnoun

    A small mound of earth created by a mole's burrowing underneath the surface of the ground.

    Etymology: From mole + hill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Molehillnoun

    a little hillock of earth thrown up by moles working under ground; hence, a very small hill, or an insignificant obstacle or difficulty

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  1. Molehill

    A molehill is a conical mound of loose soil raised by small burrowing mammals, including moles, but also similar animals such as mole-rats, marsupial moles and voles. They are often the only sign to indicate the presence of the animal. Molehills are waste material from digging or repairing burrows, and so are usually found where the animal is establishing new burrows, or where existing ones are damaged. Where moles burrow beneath the roots of trees or shrubs, the roots support the tunnel, and molehills are less common, and so even a dense population of the animals may be inconspicuous in these places. Molehills commonly occur in lines along the route of the burrow, but in some cases they may not be directly above the burrow itself but at the ends of short side-tunnels. The mole runs vary in depth from surface runs only a few inches deep, to main runs, some 12 to 18 inches deep Molehills are sometimes used as a source of fine soil for use in gardening. Particularly they are valued by some practicians of permaculture for the fine potting soil produced by the moles' claws. Molehills have an important benefit to soil by aerating and tilling it, adding to its fertility. However, they may cause damage to gardens and areas of grass, and represent a minor safety hazard.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of molehill in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of molehill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of molehill in a Sentence

  1. Roger Goodell:

    The commissioner was arrogant, he certainly made a mountain out of molehill. C'mon, we're gong to waste this much time on the deflation of footballs?

  2. Fred Allen:

    A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 am and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 p.m. to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.

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