- Mole means a small animal that lives and burrows underground.
An example of a mole is a gray animal with small eyes.
Mole is defined as a small, dark and raised spot on the skin.
Facts About Moles
- A mole or freckle is a section of skin that has a large number of melanocytes, cells that give the skin its characteristic color.
- Some moles form in the womb or within the first month of life and are small defects in the skin of a newborn.
- Genetics does seem to play a role in the occurrence of moles.
- Most people have between five and twenty moles on their body.
- Most moles development before the age of twenty. Some people may still develop them into their 30's and 40’s.
- Some moles that appear after the age of twenty could be a sign of skin cancer.
- Mole growth may be caused by overexposure to UV radiation or sun exposure.
- Moles will begin to fade as you grow older.
An example of a mole is the beauty mark on the face of model, Cindy Crawford.
- The definition of a mole is someone who is spying on a business or organization.
An example of a mole is a spy who has been secretly working for the CIA.
A mole sticks his head out of his molehill.
Origin of moleMiddle English ; from Old English mal, akin to Gothic mail ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mai-, to spot from source Classical Greek miainein, to sully
- any of various small, burrowing insectivores (esp. family Talpidae) with small eyes and ears, shovel-like forefeet, and soft fur: moles live mainly underground
- a spy who infiltrates and is assimilated into the ranks of an enemy intelligence agency, government staff, etc., usually long before engaging in any spying activities
Origin of moleMiddle English molle, akin to or ; from Middle Dutch mol, ; from Germanic an unverified form mug- from source mow, Old High German mol: origin, originally sense, “mound maker”
- a barrier of stone, etc. built in the water to protect from the force of the waves, as a breakwater
- a harbor or anchorage so formed or protected
Origin of moleFrench môle ; from Late Greek mōlos ; from Classical Latin moles, a mass, dam, mole ; from Indo-European an unverified form mo-lo- ; from base an unverified form mo-, to strive from source Classical Greek mōlos, effort, German müde, tired
- Chem. the quantity of a chemical substance having a weight in grams numerically equal to its molecular weight: one mole of a substance contains 6.022137 × 10 molecules
- the amount of a substance containing the same number of units, including molecules, atoms, or ions, as there are atoms in 12 grams of pure carbon-12: a basic unit in the SI system: abbrev. mol
Origin of moleGerman mol, short for molekulargewicht, molecular weight
- a marked growth of grapelike masses of fetal placental tissue
- any of various fleshy or bloody masses in the uterus
Origin of moleFrench môle ; from Classical Latin mola, false conception, millstone: for Indo-European base see mill
Origin of moleMexican Spanish
Origin of moleMiddle English, from Old English māl.
- 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.
- A machine that bores through hard surfaces, used especially for tunneling through rock.
- A spy who operates from within an organization, especially a double agent operating against his or her own government from within its intelligence establishment.
Origin of moleMiddle English molle; possibly akin to mold3.
- A massive, usually stone wall constructed in the sea, used as a breakwater and built to enclose or protect an anchorage or a harbor.
- The anchorage or harbor enclosed by a mole.
Origin of moleFrench môle, from Italian molo, from Late Greek mōlos, from Latin mōlēs, mass, mole.
Origin of moleFrench môle, from Latin mola, millstone, mole; see mel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
nounAbbr. mol Chemistry
Origin of moleGerman Mol, short for Molekulargewicht, molecular weight, from molekular, molecular, from French moléculaire, from molécule, molecule; see molecule.
Origin of moleAmerican Spanish, from Nahuatl mōlli.
- A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus, slightly raised, and sometimes hairy.
From Middle English mole, mool, from Old English māl, mǣl (“a mole, spot, mark, blemish”), from Proto-Germanic *mailą (“spot, wrinkle”), from Proto-Indo-European *mel-, *melw- (“dark, dirty”), from Proto-Indo-European *mey-, *my- (“to soil, sully”). Cognate with Scots mail (“spot, stain”), German dialectal Meil (“spot, stain, blemish”), Gothic [script?] (mail, “spot, blemish”).
- Any of several small, burrowing insectivores of the family Talpidae.
- Any of the burrowing rodents also called mole rats.
- (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.
- A kind of self-propelled excavator used to form underground drains, or to clear underground pipelines
From Middle English mol, molde, molle, from Old English *mol, from Proto-Germanic *mulaz, *mulhaz (“mole, salamander”), from Proto-Indo-European *molg-, *molk- (“slug, salamander”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)melw- (“to grind, crush, beat”). Cognate with North Frisian mull (“mole”), Eastern Frisian molle (“mole”), Dutch mol (“mole”), Low German Mol, Mul (“mole”), German Molch (“salamander, newt”), Old Russian смолжь (smolzh, “snail”), Czech mlž (“clam”).
Derivation as an abbreviation of Middle English molewarpe, a variation of moldewarpe, moldwerp (“mole”) in Middle English is unexplained and probably unlikely due to the simultaneous occurrence of both words. See mouldwarp.
From moll (from Moll, an archaic nickname for Mary), influenced by the spelling of the word mole ("an internal spy"), and due to /mɒl/ and /məʊl/ merging as [moʊl] in the Australian accent.