verb (used with object)
to bother, interfere with, or annoy.
to make indecent sexual advances to.
to assault sexually.
to disturb or annoy by malevolent interference
to accost or attack, esp with the intention of assaulting sexually
1570s, agent noun from molest.
late 14c., “to cause trouble, grief, or vexation,” from Old French molester “to torment, trouble, bother” (12c.) and directly from Latin molestare “to disturb, trouble, annoy,” from molestus “troublesome, annoying, unmanageable,” perhaps related to moles “mass” (see mole (n.3)) on notion of either “burden” or “barrier.” Meaning “sexually assault” first attested 1950. Related: Molested; molesting.
[mol-it] /ˈmɒl ɪt/ noun 1. 2 .
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. the volume occupied by one mole of a gas, liquid, or solid.
[mohl-yair; French maw-lyer] /moʊlˈyɛər; French mɔˈlyɛr/ noun 1. (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) 1622–73, French actor and playwright. /French mɔljɛr/ noun 1. real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. 1622–73, French dramatist, regarded as the greatest French writer of comedy. His works include Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), L’Avare (1668), Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and Le Malade imaginaire (1673) Molière […]
[mol-uh-ley-lee-uh, -leyl-yuh] /ˌmɒl əˈleɪ li ə, -ˈleɪl yə/ noun 1. .