What does mildew mean?

Definitions for mildewˈmɪlˌdu, -ˌdyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mildew, mold, mould(noun)

    the process of becoming mildewed

  2. mildew(verb)

    a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter

  3. mold, mildew(verb)

    become moldy; spoil due to humidity

    "The furniture molded in the old house"


  1. mildew(Noun)

    A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.

  2. mildew(Verb)

    To taint with mildew.

    He . . . mildews the white wheat. --William Shakespeare

  3. mildew(Verb)

    To become tainted with mildew.

  4. Origin: meledeaw (cf. West Frisian moaldau, Dutch meeldauw, German Mehltau), compound of 'honey' and 'dew'. More at dew.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mildew(noun)

    a growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances

  2. Mildew(verb)

    to taint with mildew

  3. Mildew(verb)

    to become tainted with mildew

  4. Origin: [AS. meledew; akin to OHG. militou, G. mehlthau, mehltau; prob. orig. meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth. milip honey. See Mellifluous, and Dew.]


  1. Mildew

    In horticulture, mildew is fungi in the order Erysiphales. It is also used more generally to mean mold growth. In Old English, it meant honeydew, and later came to mean mildew in the modern sense of mold or fungus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mildew

    mil′dū, n. a disease on plants, caused by the growth of minute fungi.—v.t. to taint with mildew.—v.i. to become so tainted. [A.S. meledeáw, mele, honey, deáw, dew.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mildew

    MIildew (noun) is a mushroom or herb that can cure sickness of human body.

    Mildew is usually a white substance that grows on the surface of things in wet, warm conditions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mildew in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mildew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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