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Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -əʊl
  • (General American) IPA: /mol/ or /moʊl/

Etymology 1

Old English māl

Noun

Singular
mole

Plural
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  1. A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus, slightly raised, and sometimes hairy.
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Etymology 2

Middle English molle, akin to Middle Low German mol, mul

Noun

Singular
mole

Plural
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  1. Any of several small, burrowing insectivores of the family Talpidae.
  2. Any of the burrowing rodents also called mole rats.
  3. An internal spy, a person who involves himself or herself with an organization to determine its secrets from within.
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Etymology 3

French môle

Noun

Singular
mole

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater or junction between places separated by water[1].
    A structure with a breakwater on one side, and a cargo handling facility on the other[2].
  2. (rare) A haven or harbour, protected with a breakwater.
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Etymology 4

German Mol

Noun

Singular
mole

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 0.012 kilograms of carbon-12. Symbol: mol. The number of atoms is known as Avogadro’s number
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Etymology 5

Latin mola

Noun

Singular
mole

Plural
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  1. A hemorrhagic mass of tissue in the uterus caused by a dead ovum.

Etymology 6

Spanish, From Nahuatl molli

Noun

Singular
mole

Plural
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  1. A sauce containing chocolate and used in cooking of Mexico and neighboring Central America[3].
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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ mole. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mole (accessed: March 30, 2007).
  2. ^ US FM 55-15 TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886
  3. ^ mole. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mole (accessed: March 30, 2007).

French

Noun

mole f. (plural moles)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Mole.

Italian

Noun

mole f. [[Category:Template:lang:it nouns|mole]]

  1. (Chemistry, Physics): mole

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Latin mollis

Adjective

mole

  1. soft

Etymology 2

Latin moles

Noun

mole

  1. mass

Spanish

Etymology 1

From Latin mollis; cognate with muelle

Adjective

mole m. and f. (plural moles)

  1. soft, mild
Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Latin moles

Noun

mole f. (plural moles)

Singular
mole f.

Plural
moles f.

  1. large size or quantity
  2. massiness

Etymology 3

From Nahuatl mulli

Noun

mole m. (plural moles)

Singular
mole m.

Plural
moles m.

  1. (Mexico) a type of stew

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