mole


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mole 1

 (mōl)
n.
A skin lesion, commonly a nevus, that is typically raised and discolored.

[Middle English mol, from Old English māl.]

mole 2

 (mōl)
n.
1. Any of various small insectivorous mammals of the family Talpidae of North America and Eurasia, usually living underground and having a thickset body with light brown to dark gray silky fur, strong forefeet for burrowing, and often rudimentary eyes.
2. A machine that bores through hard surfaces, used especially for tunneling through rock.
3. A spy who operates from within an organization, especially a double agent operating against his or her own government from within its intelligence establishment.

[Middle English molle; possibly akin to mold.]

mole 3

 (mōl)
n.
1. A massive, usually stone wall constructed in the sea, used as a breakwater and built to enclose or protect an anchorage or a harbor.
2. The anchorage or harbor enclosed by a mole.

[French môle, from Italian molo, from Late Greek mōlos, from Latin mōlēs, mass, mole.]

mole 4

 (mōl)
n.
A fleshy abnormal mass formed in the uterus by the degeneration or abortive development of an ovum.

[French môle, from Latin mola, millstone, mole; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

mole 5

 (mōl)
n. Abbr. mol Chemistry
In the International System, the base unit used in representing an amount of a substance, equal to the amount of that substance that contains as many atoms, molecules, ions, or other elementary units as the number of atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon-12. The number is 6.0221 × 1023, or Avogadro's number. See Table at measurement.

[German Mol, short for Molekulargewicht, molecular weight, from molekular, molecular, from French moléculaire, from molécule, molecule; see molecule.]

mo·le 6

(mō′lā′)
n.
Any of various spicy sauces of Mexican origin, usually having a base of onion, chilies, nuts or seeds, and unsweetened chocolate and served with meat or poultry.

[Mexican and Central American Spanish, from Nahuatl mōlli, sauce; see guacamole.]

mole

(məʊl)
n
1. (Animals) any small burrowing mammal, of the family Talpidae, of Europe, Asia, and North and Central America: order Insectivora (insectivores). They have velvety, typically dark fur and forearms specialized for digging
2. (Animals) golden mole any small African burrowing molelike mammal of the family Chrysochloridae, having copper-coloured fur: order Insectivora (insectivores)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal a spy who has infiltrated an organization and, often over a long period, become a trusted member of it
[C14: from Middle Dutch mol, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German mol]

mole

(məʊl)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a breakwater
2. (Civil Engineering) a harbour protected by a breakwater
3. (Tools) a large tunnel excavator for use in soft rock
[C16: from French môle, from Latin mōlēs mass]

mole

(məʊl)
n
(Medicine) pathol a nontechnical name for naevus
[Old English māl; related to Old High German meil spot]

mole

(məʊl)
n
(Units) the basic SI unit of amount of substance; the amount that contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon-12. The entity must be specified and may be an atom, a molecule, an ion, a radical, an electron, a photon, etc. Symbol: mol
[C20: from German Mol, short for Molekül molecule]

mole

(məʊl)
n
(Pathology) pathol a fleshy growth in the uterus formed by the degeneration of fetal tissues
[C17: medical use of Latin mola millstone]

mole

(ˈməʊleɪ)
n
(Cookery) a spicy Mexican sauce made from chili and chocolate
[C20: from Mexican Spanish from Nahuatl molli sauce]

mole1

(moʊl)

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.
2. a spy who becomes part of and works from within the ranks of an enemy governmental staff or intelligence agency.
3. a large, powerful machine used in the construction of tunnels.
[1350–1400; Middle English molle; akin to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German mol]

mole2

(moʊl)

n.
a small, congenital spot or blemish on the human skin, usu. of a dark color, slightly elevated, and sometimes hairy; nevus.
[before 1000; Old English māl; c. Old High German meil spot, Gothic mail wrinkle]

mole3

(moʊl)

n.
1. a massive structure, esp. of stone, set up in the water, as for a breakwater or a pier.
2. an anchorage or harbor protected by such a structure.
[1540–50; < Latin mōlēs mass, dam, mole]

mole4

or mol

(moʊl)

n.
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.
[< German Mol (1900), short for Molekül molecule]

mole5

(moʊl)

n.
a mass in the uterus formed by malformed embryonic or placental tissue.
[1605–15; < New Latin mola millstone]

mo•le6

(ˈmoʊ leɪ)

n.
a spicy Mexican sauce made with chocolate and chili peppers.
[1925–30; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl mōlli sauce]

mole 1

(mōl)
A small, usually dark growth on the skin.

mole 2

Any of various small mammals that have silky fur, strong forefeet for burrowing, and poor vision. Moles usually live underground and eat insects and earthworms.

mole 3

The amount of an element or substance that has a mass in grams numerically equal to the atomic or molecular weight of the substance. For example, carbon dioxide, CO2, has a molecular weight of 44; therefore, one mole of it weighs 44 grams. The number of atoms or molecules making up a mole is Avogadro's number.

mole

The amount of a substance which contains the same number of entities (atoms, molecules, ions, any group of particles, but the type must be specified) as there are atoms in 0.012 kg of the carbon-12 isotope. The actual number is known as the Avogadro number, which has a value of 6.023 x 1023.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mole - the molecular weight of a substance expressed in gramsmole - the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
2.mole - a spy who works against enemy espionagemole - a spy who works against enemy espionage
spy, undercover agent - (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
3.mole - spicy sauce often containing chocolatemole - spicy sauce often containing chocolate
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
4.mole - a small congenital pigmented spot on the skinmole - a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
5.mole - a protective structure of stone or concretemole - a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
6.mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeetmole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
insectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
Condylura cristata, starnose mole, star-nosed mole - amphibious mole of eastern North America having pink fleshy tentacles around the nose
brewer's mole, hair-tailed mole, Parascalops breweri - mole of eastern North America
golden mole - mole of southern Africa having iridescent guard hairs mixed with the underfur
shrew mole - slender mole having a long snout and tail

mole

noun
Related words
collective noun labour
Translations
krtekmateřské znaménkomolšpionkrt
muldvarpskønhedspletmodermærkespion
molotalpo
mutt
کور موش
luomimyyräsokkohiirisyntymämerkkimaamyyrä
krticamadežšpijun
mólóvakond
tikus tanah
moldvarpafæîingarblettur
ほくろモグラスパイ
검은 점두더지스파이
naevustalpa
kurmis
dzimumzīmekurmis
aluniţăcârtiţă
krtko
krtpegaznamenje
кртица
mullvadfödelsemärke
fuko
ไฝตัวตุ่น
кріт
chuột chũigián điệpnốt ruồi

mole

1 [məʊl] N (Anat) → lunar m

mole

2 [məʊl] N
1. (Zool) → topo m
2. (fig) (= spy) → topo m, espía mf

mole

3 [məʊl] N (Naut) → espigón m, rompeolas m inv

mole

[ˈməʊl] n
(= animal) → taupe f
(= spot) → grain m de beauté
(= person) → taupe f

mole

:
molehill
nMaulwurfshaufen or -hügel m
moleskin
n (= fur)Maulwurfsfell nt; (= coat/jacket etc)Mantel/Jacke etc aus Maulwurfsfell; (= fabric)Moleskin m or nt

mole

1
n (Anat) → Pigmentmal nt (form), → Leberfleck m

mole

2
n (Zool) → Maulwurf m; (inf: = secret agent) → Spion(in) m(f)

mole

3
n (Naut) → Mole f

mole

1 [məʊl] n (Zool) (fig) → talpa

mole

2 [məʊl] n (on skin) → neo

mole

3 [məʊl] n (Chem) → mole f

mole

4 [məʊl] n (breakwater) → frangiflutti m inv

mole1

(məul) noun
a small, permanent, usually dark, spot on the skin.

mole2

(məul) noun
a small burrowing animal with very small eyes and soft fur.
ˈmolehill noun
a little heap of earth dug up by a mole while tunnelling.
make a mountain out of a molehill
to exaggerate the importance of a problem etc.

mole

خَالٍ, خُلْد, عَمِيل krtek, mateřské znaménko, špion muldvarp, skønhedsplet, spion Maulwurf, Muttermal, Spion δερματική κηλίδα, κατάσκοπος, τυφλοπόντικας espía, lunar, topo johonkin järjestöön soluttautunut vakooja, luomi, myyrä grain de beauté, taupe krtica, madež, špijun neo, talpa スパイ, ほくろ, モグラ 검은 점, 두더지, 스파이 moedervlek, mol, spion føflekk, muldvarp kret, pieprzyk, szpieg espião, pinta, sinal, toupeira агент разведки, создавший себе легальное положение в другой стране, крот, родинка födelsemärke, mullvad เจ้าหน้าที่รัฐซึ่งเปิดเผยความลับให้แก่ศัตรูของชาติ, ไฝ, ตัวตุ่น ben, köstebek chuột chũi, gián điệp, nốt ruồi , 间谍, 鼹鼠

mole

n. mancha, lunar.

mole

n (derm) lunar m; (obst) mola; hidatidiform — mola hidatiforme
References in classic literature ?
There were a few freckles on her face, and a small, dark mole near the under lip and one on the temple, half-hidden in her hair.
Its extreme down-town is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land.
In a continuous line from that peninsula stretch the long islands of Sumatra, Java, Bally, and Timor; which, with many others, form a vast mole, or rampart, lengthwise connecting Asia with Australia, and dividing the long unbroken Indian ocean from the thickly studded oriental archipelagoes.
The school teacher seen a round brown mole the size of a dime on his left leg above his knee, and four little bits of moles around it, when he was naked, and he said it minded him of Jubiter and his moons; and the children thought it was funny, and so they got to calling him Jubiter, and he's Jubiter yet.
The earth had been turned up because a dog had been trying to dig up a mole and he had scratched quite a deep hole.
Not the vestige of a mole was visible on any part of the smooth white surface of Miss Bygrave's neck.
Bats can hear a mole walking in his tunnel under the earth --and they think they're good hearers.
The aggregated Soyle Death with his Mace petrific, cold and dry, As with a Trident smote, and fix't as firm As DELOS floating once; the rest his look Bound with GORGONIAN rigor not to move, And with ASPHALTIC slime; broad as the Gate, Deep to the Roots of Hell the gather'd beach They fasten'd, and the Mole immense wraught on Over the foaming deep high Archt, a Bridge Of length prodigious joyning to the Wall Immoveable of this now fenceless world Forfeit to Death; from hence a passage broad, Smooth, easie, inoffensive down to Hell.
That which gave me most uneasiness among these maids of honour(when my nurse carried me to visit then) was, to see them use me without any manner of ceremony, like a creature who had no sort of consequence: for they would strip themselves to the skin, and put on their smocks in my presence, while I was placed on their toilet, directly before their naked bodies, which I am sure to me was very far from being a tempting sight, or from giving me any other emotions than those of horror and disgust: their skins appeared so coarse and uneven, so variously coloured, when I saw them near, with a mole here and there as broad as a trencher, and hairs hanging from it thicker than packthreads, to say nothing farther concerning the rest of their persons.
I can't go on living like this, like a mole in a burrow
But Thumbelina did not trouble her head about him, for he was only a mole.
He sat in the sun, and conversed cordially with Tommy Brock, who was passing through the wood with a sack and a little spud which he used for digging, and some mole traps.