mole
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊl/, /mɔʊl/
  • (Estuary English) IPA: /mɒʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /mol/, /moʊl/
Noun

mole (plural moles)

  1. A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus, slightly raised, and sometimes hairy.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊl/
  • (Estuary English) IPA: /mɒʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /mol/, /moʊl/
Noun

mole (plural moles)

  1. Any of several small, burrowing insectivores of the family Talpidae.
  2. Any of the burrowing rodents also called mole rats.
  3. (espionage) An internal spy, a person who involves himself or herself with an enemy organisation, especially an intelligence or governmental organisation, to determine and betray its secrets from within.
  4. A kind of self-propelled excavator used to form underground drains, or to clear underground pipelines
  5. A type of underground drain used in farm fields, in which a mole plow creates an unlined channel through clay subsoil.
Synonyms Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • (Australia) IPA: /moʊl/
Noun

mole (plural moles)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A moll, a bitch, a slut.
Synonyms Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊl/
  • (GA) IPA: /mol/, /moʊl/
Noun

mole (plural moles)

  1. (nautical) A massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater or junction between places separated by water.
    • 1983, Archibald Lyall, Arthur Norman Brangham, The companion guide to the south of France
      [about Saint-Tropez] Yachts and fishing boats fill the little square of water, which is surrounded on two sides by quays, on the third by a small ship-repairing yard and on the fourth by the mole where the fishing boats moor and the nets are spread out to dry.
  2. (rare) A haven or harbour, protected with such a breakwater.
  3. (historical) An Ancient Roman mausoleum.
Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /mol/, /moʊl/
Noun

mole (plural moles)

  1. (chemistry, physics) 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 (atoms, ions, molecules, etc.) as there are atoms in 0.012 kg of carbon-12. Symbol: mol. The number of atoms is known as Avogadro’s number. [from 1897]
Synonyms Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /mol/, /moʊl/
Noun

mole (plural moles)

  1. A hemorrhagic mass of tissue in the uterus caused by a dead ovum.
Translations Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈmoʊleɪ/, /ˈmoʊli/
Noun

mole

  1. One of several spicy sauces typical of the cuisine of Mexico and neighboring Central America, especially the sauce which contains chocolate and which is used in cooking main dishes, not desserts.
Translations
Mole
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊl/
Proper noun
  1. A river in Surrey, England, tributary to the Thames.
  2. A river in Devon, England, tributary to the Taw.
  3. Surname.



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