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English Dictionary: mould by the DICT Development Group
9 results for mould
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. loose soil rich in organic matter
    Synonym(s): mold, mould
  2. the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
    Synonym(s): cast, mold, mould, stamp
  3. the process of becoming mildewed
    Synonym(s): mildew, mold, mould
  4. a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
    Synonym(s): mold, mould
  5. a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; "a lobster mold"; "a gelatin dessert made in a mold"
    Synonym(s): mold, mould
  6. a distinctive nature, character, or type; "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"
    Synonym(s): mold, mould
  7. sculpture produced by molding
    Synonym(s): mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture
  8. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    Synonym(s): mold, mould, cast
  1. form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay" [syn: model, mold, mould]
  2. form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
    Synonym(s): cast, mold, mould
  3. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
    Synonym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t.
      To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. i.
      To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in
      part, with a mold.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [OE. molde, OF. mole, F. moule,
      fr. L. modulus. See {Model}.] [For spelling, see 2d {Mold},
      1. The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and
            from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass
            containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
      2. That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is
            modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the
            size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a
            shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.
                     The glass of fashion and the mold of form. --Shak.
      3. Cast; form; shape; character.
                     Crowned with an architrave of antique mold. --Pope.
      4. (Arch.) A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch
            or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the
            whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
      5. (Anat.) A fontanel.
      6. (Paper Making) A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which
            the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [OE. molde, AS. molde; akin to D.
      mul, G. mull, mulm, OHG. molt, molta, Icel. mold, Dan. muld,
      Sw. mull, Goth. mulda, and E. meal flour. See {Meal}, and cf.
      {Mole} an animal, {Mull}, v.] [The prevalent spelling is,
      perhaps, {mould}; but as the u has not been inserted in the
      other words of this class, as bold, gold, old, cold, etc., it
      seems desirable to complete the analogy by dropping it from
      this word, thus spelling it as Spenser, South, and many
      others did. The omission of the u is now very common in
      1. Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the
            remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to
            the growth of plants; soil.
      2. Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed;
            composing substance; material.
                     The etherial mold, Incapable of stain. --Milton.
                     Nature formed me of her softest mold. --Addison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Molded} or
      {Moulded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Molding} or {Moulding}.]
      To cover with mold or soil. [R.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [From the p. p. of OE. moulen to
      become moldy, to rot, prob. fr. Icel. mygla to grow musty,
      mugga mugginess; cf. Sw. m[94]gla to grow moldy. See {Muggy},
      and cf. {Moldy}.] (Bot.)
      A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the
      great groups {Hyphomycetes}, and {Physomycetes}, forming on
      damp or decaying organic matter.
      Note: The common blue mold of cheese, the brick-red cheese
               mold, and the scarlet or orange strata which grow on
               tubers or roots stored up for use, when commencing to
               decay, are familiar examples. --M. J. Berkley.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t. [Cf. F. mouler, OF. moler,
      moller. See {Mold} the matrix.]
      1. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to
                     He forgeth and moldeth metals.            --Sir M. Hale.
                     Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mold me
                     man?                                                   --Milton.
      2. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a
            molded window jamb.
      3. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
      4. (Founding) To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a
            casting may be made.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mould \Mould\ (m[omac]ld), Moulder \Mould"er\, Mouldy \Mould"y\,
      See {Mold}, {Molder}, {Moldy}, etc.
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