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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOULD, an incorrect orthography. [See Mold, and its derivatives.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: loose soil rich in organic matter [syn: mold, mould]
2: the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region" [syn: cast, mold, mould, stamp]
3: the process of becoming mildewed [syn: mildew, mold, mould]
4: a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter [syn: 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" [syn: mold, mould]
6: a distinctive nature, character, or type; "a leader in the mold of her predecessors" [syn: mold, mould]
7: sculpture produced by molding [syn: mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture]
8: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens [syn: mold, mould, cast] v
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" [syn: 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" [syn: shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge]

Merriam Webster's

chiefly British variant of mold

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. & v. (US mold) --n. 1 a hollow container into which molten metal etc. is poured or soft material is pressed to harden into a required shape. 2 a a metal or earthenware vessel used to give shape to puddings etc. b a pudding etc. made in this way. 3 a form or shape, esp. of an animal body. 4 Archit. a moulding or group of mouldings. 5 a frame or template for producing mouldings. 6 character or disposition (in heroic mould). --v.tr. 1 make (an object) in a required shape or from certain ingredients (was moulded out of clay). 2 give a shape to. 3 influence the formation or development of (consultation helps to mould policies). 4 (esp. of clothing) fit closely to (the gloves moulded his hands). Derivatives: mouldable adj. moulder n. Etymology: ME mold(e), app. f. OF modle f. L modulus: see MODULUS 2. n. (US mold) a woolly or furry growth of minute fungi occurring esp. in moist warm conditions. Etymology: ME prob. f. obs. mould adj.; past part. of moul grow mouldy f. ON mygla 3. n. (US mold) 1 loose earth. 2 the upper soil of cultivated land, esp. when rich in organic matter. Phrases and idioms: mould-board the board in a plough that turns over the furrow-slice. Etymology: OE molde f. Gmc., rel. to MEAL(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 America.] 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 America.] 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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["o]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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 fashion. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mold Mold, Mould Mould, v. t. To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mold Mold, Mould Mould, v. i. To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mold Mold, Mould Mould, n. [OE. molde, OF. mole, F. moule, fr. L. modulus. See Model.] [For spelling, see 2d Mold, above.] 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. --Milton. 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 hand.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mould Mould (m[=o]ld), Moulder Mould"er, Mouldy Mould"y, etc. See Mold, Molder, Moldy, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(moulds, moulding, moulded) Note: in AM, use 'mold' 1. A mould is a hollow container that you pour liquid into. When the liquid becomes solid, it takes the same shape as the mould. Spoon the mixture carefully into the mould... ...jelly moulds. N-COUNT 2. If a person fits into or is cast in a mould of a particular kind, they have the characteristics, attitudes, behaviour, or lifestyle that are typical of that type of person. He was from the same mould as the men she had gazed at worshipfully when a child: rich, handsome, of impeccable social standing. N-COUNT: usu with supp If you say that someone breaks the mould, you mean that they do completely different things from what has been done before or from what is usually done. Memorial services have become tedious and expected. I would like to help break the mould... PHRASE: V inflects 3. If you mould a soft substance such as plastic or clay, you make it into a particular shape or into an object. Using 2 spoons, mould the cheese mixture into small balls or ovals... VERB: V n into n 4. To mould someone or something means to change or influence them over a period of time so that they develop in a particular way. She was only 17 at the time and the experience moulded her personality... Too often we try to mold our children into something they do not wish to be. = form, shape VERB: V n, V n into n 5. When something moulds to an object or when you mould it there, it fits round the object tightly so that the shape of the object can still be seen. You need a malleable pillow that will mould to the curves of your neck... She stood there, the wind moulding the dress around her. VERB: V to/around/round n, V n around/round/to n 6. Mould is a soft grey, green, or blue substance that sometimes forms in spots on old food or on damp walls or clothes. N-MASS see also leaf mould

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Loam. 2. Material, composing substance, matter. 3. Mustiness, mildew, mouldiness, mucor, blight, smut. 4. Iron-mould, iron-rust, rust. 5. Matrix, matrice. 6. Form, shape, cast, fashion, character. 7. Pattern. II. v. a. Form, shape, fashion, model.

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