mole /ˈmol/ 名詞
1. A spot; a stain; a mark which discolors or disfigures. [Obs.]
2. A spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body; esp., a spot which is dark-colored, from which commonly issue one or more hairs.
Mole, n. A mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated in the uterus.
Mole, n. A mound or massive work formed of masonry or large stones, etc., laid in the sea, often extended either in a right line or an arc of a circle before a port which it serves to defend from the violence of the waves, thus protecting ships in a harbor; also, sometimes, the harbor itself.
1. Zool. Any insectivore of the family Talpidae. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large and strong fore feet.
Note: ☞ The common European mole, or moldwarp (Talpa Europaea), is noted for its extensive burrows. The common American mole, or shrew mole (Scalops aquaticus), and star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) have similar habits.
Note: ☞ In the Scriptures, the name is applied to two unindentified animals, perhaps the chameleon and mole rat.
2. A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground drains. [U.S.]
Duck mole. See under Duck.
Golden mole. See Chrysochlore.
Mole cricket Zool., an orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllotalpa, which excavates subterranean galleries, and throws up mounds of earth resembling those of the mole. It is said to do damage by injuring the roots of plants. The common European species (Gryllotalpa vulgaris), and the American (Gryllotalpa borealis), are the best known.
Mole rat Zool., any one of several species of Old World rodents of the genera Spalax, Georychus, and several allied genera. They are molelike in appearance and habits, and their eyes are small or rudimentary.
Mole shrew Zool., any one of several species of short-tailed American shrews of the genus Blarina, esp. Blarina brevicauda.
Water mole, the duck mole.
Mole, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moled p. pr. & vb. n. Moling.]
1. To form holes in, as a mole; to burrow; to excavate; as, to mole the earth.
2. To clear of molehills. [Prov. Eng.]
n 1: the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the
basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the
Systeme International d'Unites [syn: gram molecule, mol]
2: a spy who works against enemy espionage [syn: counterspy]
3: spicy sauce often containing chocolate
4: a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin
5: a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from
shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
[syn: breakwater, groin, groyne, bulwark, seawall,
6: small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and
Heb. tinshameth (Lev. 11:30), probably signifies some species of
lizard (rendered in R.V., "chameleon"). In Lev. 11:18, Deut.
14:16, it is rendered, in Authorized Version, "swan" (R.V.,
The Heb. holed (Lev. 11:29), rendered "weasel," was probably
the mole-rat. The true mole (Talpa Europoea) is not found in
Palestine. The mole-rat (Spalax typhlus) "is twice the size of
our mole, with no external eyes, and with only faint traces
within of the rudimentary organ; no apparent ears, but, like the
mole, with great internal organs of hearing; a strong, bare
snout, and with large gnawing teeth; its colour a pale slate;
its feet short, and provided with strong nails; its tail only
In Isa. 2:20, this word is the rendering of two words _haphar
peroth_, which are rendered by Gesenius "into the digging of
rats", i.e., rats' holes. But these two Hebrew words ought
probably to be combined into one (lahporperoth) and translated
"to the moles", i.e., the rat-moles. This animal "lives in
underground communities, making large subterranean chambers for
its young and for storehouses, with many runs connected with
them, and is decidedly partial to the loose debris among ruins
and stone-heaps, where it can form its chambers with least