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Meaning of “mole” in the English Dictionary

"mole" in British English

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molenoun [C]

uk   /məʊl/  us   /moʊl/
  • mole noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​smallmammal that is ​almostblind, has ​darkfur, and ​lives in ​passages that it ​digsunderground
  • mole noun [C] (SPOT)

a ​small, ​darkspot or lump (= ​raisedarea) on a person's ​skin
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  • mole noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​person who ​works for an ​organization or ​government and ​secretly gives ​information to ​itscompetitor or ​enemy: A mole inside the Department had ​leakedsecretproposals to the ​press.
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(Definition of mole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mole" in American English

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molenoun [C]

 us   /moʊl/
  • mole noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​small, ​dark, ​furrymammal that ​lives in ​passages it ​digs under the ​ground
  • mole noun [C] (SPOT)

a ​small, ​dark, ​permanentspot or ​lump on a person’s ​skin
  • mole noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​person who ​works within an ​organization, such as a ​governmentdepartment, and ​secretlyreportsinformation about ​itsactivities to ​itsenemy
  • mole noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

chemistry a ​unit of ​measurement of the ​amount of a ​substanceexpressed in ​grams
(Definition of mole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mole”
in Korean 사마귀, 두더지…
in Arabic شامة, حَيوان الخُلد…
in Malaysian tahi lalat…
in French grain de beauté…
in Russian родинка, крот, человек…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 鼴鼠…
in Italian neo, talpa…
in Turkish ben, derideki küçük siyah iz, köstebek…
in Polish pieprzyk, kret, wtyczka…
in Spanish lunar…
in Vietnamese nốt ruồi…
in Portuguese pinta, toupeira…
in Thai ไฝ…
in German das Muttermahl…
in Catalan piga, talp…
in Japanese ほくろ, モグラ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 鼹鼠…
in Indonesian tahi lalat…
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