Definitions for moldmoʊld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moldmoʊld(n.)

  1. a hollow form for giving a particular shape to something in a molten or plastic state.

  2. the shape imparted by a mold.

  3. something formed in or on a mold:

    a mold of jelly.

  4. a frame on which something is formed or made.

  5. shape; form.

  6. prototype; precursor.

  7. a distinctive nature, character, or type:

    a person of a simple mold.

  8. Archit. a molding.

    Category: Architecture

  9. (v.t.)to work into a required shape or form; shape.

  10. to shape or form in or on a mold.

  11. Metall. to form a mold of or from, in order to make a casting.

    Category: Metallurgy

  12. to produce by or as if by shaping material; form.

  13. to have influence in determining or forming.

  14. to ornament with moldings.

    Category: Architecture

    Ref: Also, esp. Brit., mould.

Origin of mold:

1175–1225; < OF modle < L modulusmodule

mold′er(n.)

moldmoʊld(n.)

  1. a growth of minute fungi forming on vegetable or animal matter, commonly as a downy or furry coating, and associated with decay or dampness.

    Category: Fungi

  2. any of the fungi that produce such a growth; mildew.

    Category: Fungi

  3. (v.t.)to cause to become overgrown with mold.

    Category: Fungi

  4. (v.i.)to become overgrown with mold.

    Category: Fungi

    Ref: Also, esp. Brit., mould.

Origin of mold:

1150–1200; late ME mowlde, appar. n. use of var. of earlier mowled, ptp. of moulen, mawlen to grow moldy

moldmoʊld(n.)

  1. loose, friable earth, esp. when rich in organic matter and favorable to the growth of plants.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. Brit. Dial. ground; earth.

    Category: British

    Ref: Also, esp. Brit., mould.

Origin of mold:

bef. 900; ME, OE molde earth, dust, ground; akin to meal2, mill1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast, mold, mould, stamp(noun)

    the distinctive form in which a thing is made

    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

  2. mold, mould, cast(noun)

    container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

  3. mold, mould(noun)

    loose soil rich in organic matter

  4. mildew, mold, mould(noun)

    the process of becoming mildewed

  5. mold, mould(noun)

    a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter

  6. mold, mould(noun)

    a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold

    "a lobster mold"; "a gelatin dessert made in a mold"

  7. mold, mould(noun)

    a distinctive nature, character, or type

    "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"

  8. mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture(verb)

    sculpture produced by molding

  9. model, mold, mould(verb)

    form in clay, wax, etc

    "model a head with clay"

  10. mold, mildew(verb)

    become moldy; spoil due to humidity

    "The furniture molded in the old house"

  11. cast, mold, mould(verb)

    form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

    "cast a bronze sculpture"

  12. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge(verb)

    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"

  13. mold(verb)

    fit tightly, follow the contours of

    "The dress molds her beautiful figure"

  14. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to

    "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mold(noun)ʊld

    a substance that grows on old food or damp surfaces

    There's mold all over the bathroom walls.

  2. moldʊld

    an object you put sth in to make it become a particular shape

    a cake mold

  3. moldʊld

    to do sth differently from the way it has always been done

    women who broke the mold by working when most wives stayed in the home

  4. mold(verb)ʊld

    to make become a particular shape

    Mold the dough into an oval.

  5. moldʊld

    to influence

    Your experiences mold you into the person you are.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mold(noun)

    a spot; a blemish; a mole

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  3. Mold(verb)

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Freebase

  1. Mold

    A mold, or mould, is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. Molds are a large and taxonomically diverse number of fungal species where the growth of hyphae results in discoloration and a fuzzy appearance, especially on food. The network of these tubular branching hyphae, called a mycelium, is considered a single organism. The hyphae are generally transparent, so the mycelium appears like very fine, fluffy white threads over the surface. Cross-walls may delimit connected compartments along the hyphae, each containing one or multiple, genetically identical nuclei. The dusty texture of many molds is caused by profuse numbers of asexual spores formed by differentiation at the ends of hyphae. The mode of formation and shape of these spores is traditionally used to classify the mold fungi. Many of these spores are colored, making the fungus much more obvious to the human eye at this stage in its life-cycle. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single celled growth habit are called yeasts. Molds are considered to be microbes and do not form a specific taxonomic or phylogenetic grouping, but can be found in the divisions Zygomycota and Ascomycota. In the past, most molds were classified within the Deuteromycota. Molds cause biodegradation of natural materials, that can be unwanted when it becomes food spoilage or damage to property. They also play important roles in biotechnology and food science in the production of various foods, beverages, antibiotics, pharmaceuticals and enzymes. Some diseases of animals and humans can be caused by molds, usually as a result of allergic sensitivity to their spores or caused by toxic compounds produced as molds grow.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mould(noun)

(soil which is full of) rotted leaves etc.

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