Origin of mole4
Examples from the Web for mol
A bunch of gambling chips beat out being the back spoon in bed with Ms. Mol?Lights, Camera, Cocktails
September 11, 2011
The company was in dire perplexity, when Mol, who was one of them, said: Pardi!Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)
Charles Paul de Kock
Young seedlings were brought into solutions containing 1/10,000 mol.Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants
Winifred E. Brenchley
Mol was fully aware of it, and felt towards him accordingly.The Greville Memoirs
Charles C. F. Greville
Mol sent me an unhappy widow with six children in want of bread.
When half-past five came, Lekain, Mol, and Brizard had not arrived.
- 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
- golden mole any small African burrowing molelike mammal of the family Chrysochloridae, having copper-coloured fur: order Insectivora (insectivores)
- informal a spy who has infiltrated an organization and, often over a long period, become a trusted member of it
- a breakwater
- a harbour protected by a breakwater
- a large tunnel excavator for use in soft rock
- pathol a nontechnical name for naevus
- 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, etcSymbol: mol
- pathol a fleshy growth in the uterus formed by the degeneration of fetal tissues
- a spicy Mexican sauce made from chili and chocolate
Word Origin and History for mol
spot on skin, Old English mal "spot, mark, blemish," especially on cloth or linen, from Proto-Germanic *mailan "spot, mark" (cf. Old High German meil, German Mal, Gothic mail "wrinkle"), from PIE root *mai- "to stain, defile" (cf. Greek miainein "to stain, defile," see miasma). Specifically of dark marks on human skin from late 14c.
type of small burrowing mammal (Talpa europea), mid-14c., probably from obsolete moldwarp, literally "earth-thrower." Spy sense first recorded 1974 in John le Carré (but suggested from early 20c.), from notion of "burrowing." Metaphoric use for "one who works in darkness" is from c.1600.
"breakwater," 1540s, from Middle French môle "breakwater" (16c.), ultimately from Latin moles "mass, massive structure, barrier," from PIE root *mo- "to exert oneself" (cf. Greek molos "effort," molis "hardly, scarcely;" German mühen "to tire," müde "weary, tired;" Russian majat' "to fatigue, exhaust," maja "hard work").
unit of molecular quantity, 1902, from German Mol coined 1900 by German chemist Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1912), short for Molekül (see molecule).
- Variant ofmole3
- A small, usually pigmented, benign growth on the skin.
- The amount of an element, compound, or other substance that has the same number of basic particles as 12 grams of Carbon-12. The number of particles making up a mole is Avogadro's number. For elements and compounds, the mass of one mole, in grams, is roughly 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.