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moulder definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat" [syn: decompose, rot, molder, moulder]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (US molder) 1 decay to dust. 2 (foll. by away) rot or crumble. 3 deteriorate. Etymology: perh. f. MOULD(3), but cf. Norw. dial. muldra crumble

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Molder Mold"er, Moulder Mould"er, v. t. To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away. [Time's] gradual touch Has moldered into beauty many a tower. --Mason.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Molder Mold"er, Moulder Mould"er, n. One who, or that which, molds or forms into shape; specifically (Founding), one skilled in the art of making molds for castings.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Molder Mold"er, Moulder Mould"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Molderedor Mouldered; p. pr. & vb. n. Moldering or Mouldering.] [From Mold fine soft earth: cf. Prov. G. multern.] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation of the component particles, without the presence of water; to crumble away. The moldering of earth in frosts and sun. --Bacon. When statues molder, and when arches fall. --Prior. If he had sat still, the enemy's army would have moldered to nothing. --Clarendon.

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

(moulders, mouldering, mouldered) Note: in AM, use 'molder' If something is mouldering, it is decaying slowly where it has been left. ...one of your scripts that's been mouldering under the bed for ages... It is clear that such ideas will be left to moulder. ...the empty, mouldering old house. VERB: usu cont, V, V, V-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Crumble, perish, decay, turn to dust, fall into decay, fall to pieces, waste away.

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