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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mold, mould(noun)

    loose soil rich in organic matter

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

    the distinctive form in which a thing is made

    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

  3. mildew, mold, mould(noun)

    the process of becoming mildewed

  4. mold, mould(noun)

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

  5. 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"

  6. mold, mould(noun)

    a distinctive nature, character, or type

    "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"

  7. mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture(noun)

    sculpture produced by molding

  8. mold, mould, cast(verb)

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

  9. model, mold, mould(verb)

    form in clay, wax, etc

    "model a head with clay"

  10. cast, mold, mould(verb)

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

    "cast a bronze sculpture"

  11. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mould

    crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil

  2. Mould

    earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material

  3. Mould(verb)

    to cover with mold or soil

  4. Mould(noun)

    a growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter

  5. Mould(verb)

    to cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon

  6. Mould(verb)

    to become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold

  7. Mould(noun)

    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

  8. Mould(noun)

    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

  9. Mould(noun)

    cast; form; shape; character

  10. Mould(noun)

    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

  11. Mould(noun)

    a fontanel

  12. Mould(noun)

    a frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand

  13. Mould(verb)

    to form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion

  14. Mould(verb)

    to ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb

  15. Mould(verb)

    to knead; as, to mold dough or bread

  16. Mould(verb)

    to form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made

  17. Mould

    alt. of Mouldy

  18. Origin: [OE. molde, OF. mole, F. moule, fr. L. modulus. See Model.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mould

    mōld, n. dust: soil rich in decayed matter: the matter of which anything is composed: a minute fungus which grows on bodies in a damp atmosphere, so named from often growing on mould: the earth, the ground, the grave, esp. in pl. Mools (Scot.).—v.t. to cover with mould or soil: to cause to become mouldy.—v.i. to become mouldy.—n. Mould′-board, the curved plate in a plough which turns over the furrow.—v.i. Mould′er, to crumble to mould: to turn to dust: to waste away gradually.—v.t. to turn to dust.—ns. Mould′iness; Mould′warp, the mole, which casts up little heaps of mould.—adj. Mould′y, overgrown with mould. [A.S. molde; Ger. mull, Goth. mulda.]

  2. Mould

    mōld, n. a hollow form in which anything is cast: a pattern; the form received from a mould, a former or matrix for jellies, &c., also a dish shaped in such: character.—v.t. to form in a mould: to knead, as dough.—adj. Mould′able, that may be moulded.—ns. Mould′-box, a box in which molten steel is hydraulically compressed; Mould′er; Mould′-fac′ing, a fine powder or wash applied to the face of a mould to ensure a smooth casting; Mould′ing, the process of shaping, esp. any soft substance: anything formed by or in a mould: an ornamental edging on a picture-frame, &c., or (archit.) raised above or sunk below the surface of a wall, on cornices, jambs, lintels, &c.—the fillet or list, astragal or bead, ogee, cyma, &c.; Moulding-tā′ble, a table on which a potter moulds his ware; Mould′-loft, a large room in a shipbuilding yard in which the several parts of a ship's hull are laid off to full size from the construction drawings.—Moulding machine, a machine for making wood-mouldings; Moulding plane, a plane used in forming mouldings, a match-plane; Moulding sand, a mixture of sand and loam used by founders in making sand-moulds. [Fr. moule—L. modulus, a measure.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'mould' in Nouns Frequency: #3009

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mould in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mould in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mould in a Sentence

  1. John Milton, Paradise Lost:

    Did I request thee Maker, from my clay, to mould me Man? Did I solicit thee from darkness, to promote me?

  2. Andrew Cooper:

    They break the mould of former leaders ... that focused much more on national politics and explicit ideological concerns.

  3. Charlotte Bronte:

    No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.

  4. Ryszard Kapuściński:

    Our job is like a baker's work -- his rolls are tasty as long as they're fresh; after two days they're stale; after a week, they're covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.

  5. Daniel Day Lewis:

    You don't merely give over your creativity to making a film-you give over your life In theatre, by contrast, you live these two rather strange lives simultaneously you have no option but to confront the mould on last night's washing-up.

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