Mole vs Molelike - What's the difference?

mole | molelike |

As a noun mole

is .

As an adjective molelike is

resembling a mole.



(wikipedia mole)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) mole, mool, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus, slightly raised, and sometimes hairy.
  • Synonyms
    * birthmark * nevus, naevus,

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) mol, molde, molle, from (etyl) . Derivation as an abbreviation of (etyl) molewarpe, a variation of moldewarpe, in Middle English is unexplained and probably unlikely due to the simultaneous occurrence of both words. See mouldwarp.

    Alternative forms

    * mool, moule, mowle, mold (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • 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
  • Derived terms
    * golden mole * mole crab * mole cricket * mole rat * mole run * mole salamander
    * mouldwarp

    Etymology 3

    From moll'' (from ''Moll'', an archaic nickname for ''Mary''), influenced by the spelling of the word ''mole ("an internal spy"), and due to /m?l/ and /m??l/ merging as [mo?l] in the Australian accent.


    (en noun)
  • A moll, a bitch, a slut.
  • Synonyms
    * moll

    Etymology 4

    (etyl) or (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater or junction between places separated by water. mole (accessed: March 30, 2007)
  • * 1847 — George A. Fisk, A pastor's memorial of the holy land
  • [Alexander the Great] then conceived the stupendous idea of constructing a mole , which should at once connect [Tyre] with the main land; and this was actually accomplished by driving piles and pouring in incalculable quantities of soil and fragments of rock; and it is generally believed, partly on the authority of ancient authors, that the whole ruins of Old Tyre were absorbed in this vast enterprize, and buried in the depths of the sea [...]
  • * 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.
  • (rare) A haven or harbour, protected with such a breakwater.
  • Etymology 5

    (1897) (etyl) Mol.

    Alternative forms

    * mol (dated)


    (en noun)
  • (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 as there are atoms in 0.012 kg]] of . Symbol: mol. The number of atoms is known as [[Avogadro's number, Avogadro’s number
  • Synonyms
    * gram molecule

    Etymology 6

    (hydatidiform mole) From (etyl) mola.


    (en noun)
  • A hemorrhagic mass of tissue in the uterus caused by a dead ovum.
  • Etymology 7

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • 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. mole (accessed: March 30, 2007)
  • References




    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a mole.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 9, author=Susan Stewart, title=Comedy in Lo-Fi and of the Highly Subterranean Variety, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Disaster strikes, and in the end goofy Saul Malone is left alone to discover the core world, which is peopled by molelike creatures whom he describes as “cockeyed copulators,” “drunk on fornication and cheap pineapple wine.” }}