mole


1mole

noun \ˈmōl\

Definition of MOLE

:  a pigmented spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body; especially :  nevus

Origin of MOLE

Middle English, from Old English māl; akin to Old High German meil spot
First Known Use: 14th century

2mole

noun

Definition of MOLE

1
:  any of numerous burrowing insectivores (especially family Talpidae) with tiny eyes, concealed ears, and soft fur
2
:  one who works in the dark
3
:  a machine for tunneling
4
:  a spy (as a double agent) who establishes a cover long before beginning espionage; broadly :  one within an organization who passes on information

Origin of MOLE

Middle English; akin to Middle Low German mol
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with MOLE

3mole

noun

Definition of MOLE

:  an abnormal mass in the uterus especially when containing fetal tissues

Origin of MOLE

Middle English, from Latin mola mole, literally, mill, millstone — more at mill
First Known Use: 15th century

4mole

noun

Definition of MOLE

1
:  a massive work formed of masonry and large stones or earth laid in the sea as a pier or breakwater
2
:  the harbor formed by a mole

Origin of MOLE

Middle French, from Old Italian molo, from Late Greek mōlos, from Latin moles, literally, mass, exertion; akin to Greek mōlos exertion
First Known Use: circa 1548

Other Civil Engineering Terms

asphalt, ballast, barrage, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice

5mole

noun \ˈmōl\

Definition of MOLE

:  the base unit of amount of pure substance in the International System of Units that contains the same number of elementary entities as there are atoms in exactly 12 grams of the isotope carbon 12

Variants of MOLE

mole also mol \ˈmōl\

Origin of MOLE

German Mol, short for Molekulargewicht molecular weight, from molekular molecular + Gewicht weight
First Known Use: 1902

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

6mo·le

noun \ˈmō-lā\

Definition of MOLE

:  a spicy sauce made with chilies and usually chocolate and served with meat

Origin of MOLE

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mōlli sauce
First Known Use: 1901

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