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mold 1

 (mōld)
n.
1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
4. The shape or pattern of a mold.
5. General shape or form: the oval mold of her face.
6. Distinctive character or type: a leader in the mold of her predecessors.
7. A fixed or restrictive pattern or form: a method of scientific investigation that broke the mold and led to a new discovery.
8. Architecture See molding.
v. mold·ed, mold·ing, molds
v.tr.
1.
a. To form (something) out of a fluid or plastic material: molded a cup out of clay.
b. To form into a particular shape; give shape to: molded the clay into a ball.
c. To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence: a teacher who helps to mold the minds of his students.
2. To fit closely by following the contours of (the body). Used of clothing.
v.intr.
To assume a certain shape: shoes that gradually molded to my feet.

[Middle English molde, from Old French modle, molle, from Latin modulus, diminutive of modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mold′a·ble adj.
mold′er n.

mold 2

 (mōld)
n.
1.
a. Any of various filamentous fungi that grow on and contribute to the decay of organic matter.
b. A growth of such fungi.
2. Any of various other saprophytic or parasitic organisms that resemble fungi, such as slime molds or water molds.
intr.v. mold·ed, mold·ing, molds
To become moldy.

[Middle English moulde, probably from past participle of moulen, to grow moldy, from Old Norse mygla.]

mold 3

 (mōld)
n.
1. Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.
2. Chiefly British
a. The earth; the ground.
b. The earth of the grave.
3. Archaic Earth as the substance of the human body.

[Middle English, from Old English molde; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

mold

(məʊld)
n, vb
the US spelling of mould1

mold1

(moʊld)

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.
v.t.
9. 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.
12. to produce by or as if by shaping material; form.
13. to have influence in determining or forming.
14. to ornament with moldings.
Also, esp. Brit., mould.
[1175–1225; < Old French modle < Latin modulus module]
mold′a•ble, adj.
mold′er, n.

mold2

(moʊld)

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.
2. any of the fungi that produce such a growth; mildew.
v.t.
3. to cause to become overgrown with mold.
v.i.
4. to become overgrown with mold.
Also, esp. Brit., mould.
[1150–1200; late Middle English mowlde, appar. n. use of variant of earlier mowled, past participle of moulen, mawlen to grow moldy]

mold3

(moʊld)

n.
1. loose, friable earth, esp. when rich in organic matter and favorable to the growth of plants.
2. Brit. Dial. ground; earth.
Also, esp. Brit., mould.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English molde earth, dust, ground; akin to meal2, mill1]

mold

(mōld)
Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which drugs like penicillin were developed.

mold


Past participle: molded
Gerund: molding

Imperative
mold
mold
Present
I mold
you mold
he/she/it molds
we mold
you mold
they mold
Preterite
I molded
you molded
he/she/it molded
we molded
you molded
they molded
Present Continuous
I am molding
you are molding
he/she/it is molding
we are molding
you are molding
they are molding
Present Perfect
I have molded
you have molded
he/she/it has molded
we have molded
you have molded
they have molded
Past Continuous
I was molding
you were molding
he/she/it was molding
we were molding
you were molding
they were molding
Past Perfect
I had molded
you had molded
he/she/it had molded
we had molded
you had molded
they had molded
Future
I will mold
you will mold
he/she/it will mold
we will mold
you will mold
they will mold
Future Perfect
I will have molded
you will have molded
he/she/it will have molded
we will have molded
you will have molded
they will have molded
Future Continuous
I will be molding
you will be molding
he/she/it will be molding
we will be molding
you will be molding
they will be molding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been molding
you have been molding
he/she/it has been molding
we have been molding
you have been molding
they have been molding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been molding
you will have been molding
he/she/it will have been molding
we will have been molding
you will have been molding
they will have been molding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been molding
you had been molding
he/she/it had been molding
we had been molding
you had been molding
they had been molding
Conditional
I would mold
you would mold
he/she/it would mold
we would mold
you would mold
they would mold
Past Conditional
I would have molded
you would have molded
he/she/it would have molded
we would have molded
you would have molded
they would have molded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mold - the distinctive form in which a thing is mademold - the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
solid - a three-dimensional shape
2.mold - container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardensmold - container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
form - a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
matrix - mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
pig bed, pig - mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
sandbox - mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal
3.mold - loose soil rich in organic mattermold - loose soil rich in organic matter  
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
leaf mold, leaf mould, leaf soil - soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
4.mold - the process of becoming mildewed
spoiling, spoilage - the process of becoming spoiled
5.mold - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic mattermold - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
mucor - any mold of the genus Mucor
rhizopus - any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus
water mold - parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
6.mold - a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; "a lobster mold"; "a gelatin dessert made in a mold"
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
afters, dessert, sweet - a dish served as the last course of a meal
7.mold - a distinctive nature, character, or type; "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"
hallmark, stylemark, trademark, earmark - a distinctive characteristic or attribute
8.mold - sculpture produced by moldingmold - sculpture produced by molding  
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
Verb1.mold - form in clay, wax, etcmold - form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - 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"
2.mold - become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
smut - become affected with smut; "the corn smutted and could not be eaten"
dry-rot - affect or be affected with dry rot
3.mold - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or moldmold - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - 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"
press out, press - press from a plastic; "press a record"
remold, remould, recast - cast again; "The bell cracked and had to be recast"
sand cast - pour molten metal into a mold of sand
4.mold - 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"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
swage, upset - form metals with a swage
chip - form by chipping; "They chipped their names in the stone"
layer - make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"
cut out - form and create by cutting out; "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
machine - turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
grind - shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
stamp - form or cut out with a mold, form, or die; "stamp needles"
puddle - subject to puddling or form by puddling; "puddle iron"
beat - shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares"
preform - form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
preform - form into a shape resembling the final, desired one
mound - form into a rounded elevation; "mound earth"
hill - form into a hill
roughcast - shape roughly
remold, reshape - shape again or shape differently
sinter - cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
mould, mold, cast - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
throw - make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
handbuild, hand-build, coil - make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
work on, work, process - shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"
mold, mould, model - form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
5.mold - fit tightly, follow the contours ofmold - fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure"
cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
6.mold - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
dispose, incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
disincline, indispose - make unwilling
miscreate - shape or form or make badly; "Our miscreated fantasies"
carry weight - have influence to a specified degree; "Her opinion carries a lot of weight"
decide - influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
reshape - shape anew or differently; "The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country"
time - set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
index - adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"
pace - regulate or set the pace of; "Pace your efforts"
predetermine - determine beforehand
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"

mold

noun
1. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance:
2. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members:
Informal: persuasion.
verb
1. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials:
2. To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading:
Translations
formaplíseň
formmug
ŝimo
homesienimuotti
kalupplijesan
penész
mygla
かび
곰팡이주형
plesenoblikovati
formmögel
แม่พิมพ์รา
khuônmốc

mold

عَفَنٌ, قَالِبٌ forma, plíseň form, mug Form, Schimmel καλούπι, μούχλα moho, molde homesieni, muotti moisissure, moule kalup, plijesan forma, muffa カビ, 型 곰팡이, 주형 schimmel, vorm form, mugg odlew, pleśń bolor, mofo, molde плесень, футляр form, mögel แม่พิมพ์, รา kalıp, küf khuôn, mốc 模具,

mold

n. moho, cualquier moho.

mold

n (dent) molde m; (fungus) moho; vt moldear
References in classic literature ?
I also observe that she does not fret much nor look in the glass, and has not even mentioned a very pretty ring which she wears, so I conclude that she has learned to think of other people more and of herself less, and has decided to try and mold her character as carefully as she molds her little clay figures.
When he had shoveled the mold full of sand, and reached for the pounder to pound it with, it was after the manner of a canoeist running rapids and seizing a pole at sight of a submerged rock.
As he talked along, softly, pleasantly, flowingly, he seemed to drift away imperceptibly out of this world and time, and into some remote era and old forgotten country; and so he gradually wove such a spell about me that I seemed to move among the specters and shadows and dust and mold of a gray antiquity, holding speech with a relic of it
Everywhere in the town were the mold and decay that go with antiquity, and evidence of it; but I do not know that anything else gave us so vivid a sense of the old age of Heilbronn as those footworn grooves in the paving-stones.
I am afraid you find it quite impossible to keep her up at heel, or to mold her personal appearance into harmony with the eternal laws of symmetry and order.
Behind this first charging demon trailed nineteen others, similar in all respects, but, as I learned later, bearing individual characteristics peculiar to themselves; precisely as no two of us are identical although we are all cast in a similar mold.
Were they not creatures fashioned in the mold of their Maker, as was he?
At each burst of laughter that proceeded from her friend, she raised, as if annoyed, her white shoulders in a poetical and mild manner, but they were wanting in that richfulness of mold which was likewise to be wished in her arms and hands.
He was not cast in the stern poetical mold of fashionable Indian heroism, but on the contrary, was grievously given to vulgar jocularity.
Her battle-flags bear the mold and the dust of centuries, her marts are deserted, she has shrunken far within her crumbling walls, and her great population has diminished to twenty thousand souls.
So, whereas the captain might easily have been brought to regret his hasty speech had Clayton attempted to conciliate him, his temper was now irrevocably set in the mold in which Clayton had left it, and the last chance of their working together for their common good was gone.
You are a true Galu," he said to Ajor, "but this man is of a different mold.