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Meaning of MULE

Pronunciation:  myool

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sterile offspring of a male donkey and a female horse
  2. [n]  a slipper that has no fitting around the heel

MULE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: mules, scuff, scuffs
 See Also: carpet slipper, equid, equine, Equus, genus Equus, slipper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mule\ (m[=u]l), n. [F., a she-mule, L. mula, fem. of
mulus; cf. Gr. my`klos, mychlo`s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L.
mulus. Cf. {Mulatto}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated
   between an ass and a mare, sometimes a horse and a
   she-ass. See {Hinny}.

Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy,
      and proverbial for stubbornness.

2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the
   pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust
   of another; -- called also {hybrid}.

3. A very stubborn person.

4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool,
   etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; --
   called also {jenny} and {mule-jenny}.

{Mule armadillo} (Zo["o]l.), a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia
   hybrida), native of Buenos Aires; -- called also {mulita}.
   See Illust. under {Armadillo}.

{Mule deer} (Zo["o]l.), a large deer ({Cervus, or Cariacus,
   macrotis}) of the Western United States. The name refers
   to its long ears.

{Mule pulley} (Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt
   which transmits motion between shafts that are not

{Mule twist}, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in
   distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.

Computing Dictionary

A multi-lingual enhancement of gnu emacs. Mule can handle not only ascii characters (7 bit) and iso latin 1 characters (8 bit), but also 16-bit characters like Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Mule can have a mixture of languages in a single buffer.

Mule runs under the x window system, or on a hangul terminal, mterm or exterm.

Latest version: 2.3.


Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a mule in your dream, represents stubbornness. You may be overbearing at time. Dreaming that you are riding a mule indicates that you are undertaking responsibilities that will give you a lot of anxiety. Dreaming that you are kicked by a mule, foretells disappointments in love and marriage. Seeing a dead mule in your dream means broken promises and a decline in social status. It is also an indication of your long sufferings.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. pered), so called from the quick step of the animal or its power of carrying loads. It is not probable that the Hebrews bred mules, as this was strictly forbidden in the law (Lev. 19:19), although their use was not forbidden. We find them in common use even by kings and nobles (2 Sam. 18:9; 1 Kings 1:33; 2 Kings 5:17; Ps. 32:9). They are not mentioned, however, till the time of David, for the word rendered "mules" (R.V. correctly, "hot springs") in Gen. 36:24 (yemim) properly denotes the warm springs of Callirhoe, on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. In David's reign they became very common (2 Sam. 13:29; 1 Kings 10:25).

Mules are not mentioned in the New Testament. Perhaps they had by that time ceased to be used in Palestine.

Thesaurus Terms
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