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mule

the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey; a stubborn person; a lounging slipper
Not to be confused with:
mewl – to cry or whimper as an infant or young child: the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms
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mule 1

 (myo͞ol)
n.
1. The sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, characterized by long ears and a short mane.
2. A sterile hybrid, as between a canary and other birds or between certain plants.
3. Informal A stubborn person.
4. A spinning machine that makes thread or yarn from fibers. Also called spinning mule.
5. A small, usually electric tractor or locomotive used for hauling over short distances.
6. Slang A person who serves as a courier of illegal drugs.

[Middle English, from Old French mul and from Old English mūl, both from Latin mūlus.]

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mule2

mule 2

 (myo͞ol)
n.
A backless slipper or shoe, often with a closed toe.

[Probably French, slipper, possibly from Middle Dutch muil, ultimately from Latin mulleus (calceus), reddish-purple (ceremonial shoe).]
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mule

(mjuːl)
n
1. (Animals) the sterile offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, used as a beast of burden. Compare hinny1
2. (Breeds) any hybrid animal: a mule canary.
3. (Textiles) Also called: spinning mule a machine invented by Samuel Crompton that spins cotton into yarn and winds the yarn on spindles
4. informal an obstinate or stubborn person
5. (Law) slang a person who is paid to transport illegal drugs for a dealer
[C13: from Old French mul, from Latin mūlus ass, mule]

mule

(mjuːl)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a backless shoe or slipper
[C16: from Old French from Latin mulleus a magistrate's shoe]
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mule1

(myul)

n.
1. the sterile offspring of a female horse and a male donkey. Compare hinny.
2. a stubborn person.
3. a hybrid songbird, esp. of the canaryand another finch.
4. any sterile hybrid plant.
5. Slang. a person paid to transport contraband, esp. drugs, for a smuggler.
6. a machine for spinning cotton or other fibers into yarn and winding the yarn on spindles.
7. a hybrid coin having the obverse of one issue and the reverse of the succeeding issue.
[before 1000; Middle English < Old French < Latin mūla mule (feminine); replacing Old English mūl < Latin mūlus (masculine)]

mule2

(myul)

n.
1. a lounging slipper that covers the toes and instep or only the instep.
2. a women's shoe resembling this.
[1555–65; Middle English: sore spot on the heel, chilblain, perhaps < Middle Dutch mūle]
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Mule

The mule is a cross between a male donkey (Jack) and a mare. Because of the large difference between the donkey and horse families, the offsprings (mules) ordinarily do not reproduce and are thus not considered as a separate breed. Mules have short, thick heads, long ears, thin legs, small hoofs, and little hair on the root of the tail. They are most famous for their great stubbornness, loud braying or “heehawing,” and bad disposition. Mules were never as common as horses in the U.S. and, in the peak horse year of 1918, there were 21 million horses, and only about five million mules.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mule - hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horsemule - hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
2.mule - a slipper that has no fitting around the heelmule - a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
carpet slipper, slipper - low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
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mule

noun
Related words
collective noun barren
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Translations
بَغْلبَغْلٌخُف، شِبْشِب
mul
mezekmulmulapantofel
muldyrsmutters
mulo
muuli
mula
múlasnitöfflur
ラバ
노새
mulus
mulas
mūlisrītakurpe
mulmulica
mula
mula
ล่อ
katırarkalıksız terlik
con la

mule

1 [mjuːl]
A. N (= animal) → mulo/a m/f (fig) (= person) → testarudo/a m/f
(as) stubborn as a muleterco como una mula
B. CPD mule track Ncamino m de herradura

mule

2 [mjuːl] N (= slipper) → babucha f

mule

3 [mjuːl] N (Tech) → máquina f de hilar intermitente, selfactina f
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mule

[ˈmjuːl] nmule f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mule

1
n
(of donkey and mare)Maultier nt; (of stallion and donkey)Maulesel m
(inf: = person) → Maulesel m; (as) stubborn as a mule(so) störrisch wie ein Maulesel
(Tech) → Selfaktor m
(inf: = drugs courier) → Drogenkurier(in) m(f)

mule

2
n (= slipper)Schlappen m (dial), → Pantoffel m
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mule

[mjuːl] nmulo/a
(as) stubborn as a mule → testardo/a come un mulo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mule1

(mjuːl) noun
an animal whose parents are a horse and an ass, known for its habit of being stubborn.
ˈmulish adjective
stubborn.

mule2

(mjuːl) noun
a loose, backless slipper.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

mule

بَغْلٌ mezek muldyr Maultier μουλάρι mula muuli mule mula mulo ラバ 노새 muildier muldyr muł mula мул mula ล่อ katır con la 骡子
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