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mould 1

 (mōld)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of mold1.

mould 2

 (mōld)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of mold2.

mould 3

 (mōld)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of mold3.

mould

(məʊld) or

mold

n
1. (Art Terms) a shaped cavity used to give a definite form to fluid or plastic material
2. (Building) a frame on which something may be constructed
3. (Art Terms) something shaped in or made on a mould
4. shape, form, design, or pattern
5. specific nature, character, or type: heroic mould.
vb (tr)
6. to make in a mould
7. (Art Terms) to shape or form, as by using a mould
8. to influence or direct: to mould opinion.
9. to cling to: the skirt moulds her figure.
10. (Metallurgy) metallurgy to make (a material such as sand) into a mould that is used in casting
[C13 (n): changed from Old French modle, from Latin modulus a small measure, module]
ˈmouldable, ˈmoldable adj
ˌmouldaˈbility, ˌmoldaˈbility n

mould

(məʊld) or

mold

n
1. (Botany) a coating or discoloration caused by various saprotrophic fungi that develop in a damp atmosphere on the surface of stored food, fabrics, wallpaper, etc
2. (Botany) any of the fungi that causes this growth
vb
(Botany) to become or cause to become covered with this growth
Also called: mildew
[C15: dialect (Northern English) mowlde mouldy, from the past participle of moulen to become mouldy, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse mugla mould]

mould

(məʊld) or

mold

n
1. (Physical Geography) loose soil, esp when rich in organic matter
2. poetic the earth
[Old English molde; related to Old High German molta soil, Gothic mulde]

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]

mould


Past participle: moulded
Gerund: moulding

Imperative
mould
mould
Present
I mould
you mould
he/she/it moulds
we mould
you mould
they mould
Preterite
I moulded
you moulded
he/she/it moulded
we moulded
you moulded
they moulded
Present Continuous
I am moulding
you are moulding
he/she/it is moulding
we are moulding
you are moulding
they are moulding
Present Perfect
I have moulded
you have moulded
he/she/it has moulded
we have moulded
you have moulded
they have moulded
Past Continuous
I was moulding
you were moulding
he/she/it was moulding
we were moulding
you were moulding
they were moulding
Past Perfect
I had moulded
you had moulded
he/she/it had moulded
we had moulded
you had moulded
they had moulded
Future
I will mould
you will mould
he/she/it will mould
we will mould
you will mould
they will mould
Future Perfect
I will have moulded
you will have moulded
he/she/it will have moulded
we will have moulded
you will have moulded
they will have moulded
Future Continuous
I will be moulding
you will be moulding
he/she/it will be moulding
we will be moulding
you will be moulding
they will be moulding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moulding
you have been moulding
he/she/it has been moulding
we have been moulding
you have been moulding
they have been moulding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moulding
you will have been moulding
he/she/it will have been moulding
we will have been moulding
you will have been moulding
they will have been moulding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moulding
you had been moulding
he/she/it had been moulding
we had been moulding
you had been moulding
they had been moulding
Conditional
I would mould
you would mould
he/she/it would mould
we would mould
you would mould
they would mould
Past Conditional
I would have moulded
you would have moulded
he/she/it would have moulded
we would have moulded
you would have moulded
they would have moulded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mould - loose soil rich in organic mattermould - 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
2.mould - the distinctive form in which a thing is mademould - the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
solid - a three-dimensional shape
3.mould - the process of becoming mildewed
spoiling, spoilage - the process of becoming spoiled
4.mould - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic mattermould - 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
5.mould - 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
6.mould - a distinctive nature, character, or type; "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"
hallmark, stylemark, trademark, earmark - a distinctive characteristic or attribute
7.mould - sculpture produced by moldingmould - sculpture produced by molding  
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
8.mould - container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardensmould - 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
Verb1.mould - form in clay, wax, etcmould - 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.mould - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or moldmould - 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
3.mould - 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"

mould

1
noun
1. cast, form, die, shape, pattern, stamp, matrix the moulds for the foundry
2. design, line, style, fashion, build, form, cut, kind, shape, structure, pattern, brand, frame, construction, stamp, format, configuration At first sight, he is not cast in the leading man mould.
3. nature, character, sort, kind, quality, type, stamp, kidney, calibre, ilk every man of heroic mould who struggles up to eminence
verb
1. shape, make, work, form, create, model, fashion, cast, stamp, construct, carve, forge, sculpt We moulded a statue out of mud.
2. influence, make, form, control, direct, affect, shape The experience has moulded her personality.

mould

2
noun fungus, blight, mildew, mustiness, mouldiness jars of jam with mould on them

mould

3
noun soil, earth, dirt, humus, loam If the soil is very dry or in poor condition, dig in some leaf-mould or compost before planting.
Translations
عَفَنعَفَنٌقَالِبٌقالَبمادَّه مصبوبَه في قالَب
formaplíseňpudingželé apodztvárnit
mugformforme=-formmuld
ŝimo
homesienimuotti
kalupplijesan
penész
myglae-î matreitt í mótigróîurmoldmót, formmóta
かび
곰팡이주형
formā gatavots ēdiens u.tmlforma, veidneizveidotliet formāpelējums
pleseňstvárniť
plesenkalupoblikovati
formmögel
แม่พิมพ์รา
küfkalıpşekilşekil vermekşeklini vermek
khuônmốc

mould

1 mold (US) [məʊld] N (= fungus) → moho m; (= iron mould) → orín m

mould

2 mold (US) [məʊld]
A. N (Art, Culin, Tech etc) → molde m
cast in a heroic mouldde carácter heroico
to break the mould they broke the mould when they made himrompieron el molde después de hacerlo a él
B. VT
1. (= fashion) → moldear; (= cast) → vaciar
moulded plasticsplásticos mpl moldeados
2. (fig) → formar
it is moulded onestá hecho según ...
to mould o.s. on sbtomar a algn como ejemplo

mould

3 mold (US) [məʊld] N (= soil) → mantillo m

mould

[ˈməʊld] mold (US)
n
(= container) → moule m
(= mildew) → moisissure f
vtmouler, modeler
[+ person, ideas, personality] → façonner

mould

1, (US) mold
n
(= hollow form)(Guss)form f; (Typ also) → Mater f; (= shape, Cook) → Form f
(= jelly, blancmange)Pudding m, → Wackelpeter m (inf)
(fig: = character, style) to be cast in or from the same/a different mould (people) → vom gleichen/von einem anderen Schlag sein, aus dem gleichen/einem anderen Holz geschnitzt sein; (novel characters) → nach demselben/einem anderen Muster geschaffen sein; the two painters/novelists etc are cast in or from the same/a different moulddie beiden Maler/Schriftsteller etc verbindet viel/wenig miteinander; to break the mould (fig)mit der Tradition brechen; they broke the mould when they made himer hat nicht seinesgleichen; to fit somebody/something into a mouldjdn/etw in ein Schema zwängen
vt
(lit) (= fashion)formen (into zu); (= cast)gießen
(fig) character, personformen; to mould somebody into somethingetw aus jdm machen
vr to mould oneself on somebodysich (dat)jdn zum Vorbild nehmen; to mould oneself on an idealsich an einem Ideal orientieren

mould

2, (US) mold
n (= fungus)Schimmel m

mould

3, (US) mold
n (= soil)Humus(boden) m, → Humuserde f

mould

1 mold (Am) [məʊld] n (fungus) → muffa

mould

2 mold (Am) [məʊld]
1. n (Art, Culin, Tech) → stampo, forma
2. vt (clay, figure) → plasmare, modellare (fig) (character) → plasmare, formare, foggiare

mould1

(American) mold1 (mould) noun
1. (soil which is full of) rotted leaves etc.
2. a growth on stale food etc. This bread is covered with mould.
ˈmouldy adjective
(of food etc) covered with mould. mouldy cheese; The bread has gone mouldy.
ˈmouldiness noun

mould2

(American) mold2 (məuld) noun
1. a shape into which a substance in liquid form is poured so that it may take on that shape when it cools and hardens. a jelly mould.
2. something, especially a food, formed in a mould.
verb
1. to form in a mould. The metal is moulded into long bars.
2. to work into a shape. He moulded the clay into a ball.
3. to make the shape of (something). She moulded the figure out of/in clay.

mould

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,
References in classic literature ?
It was as though everyone Enoch Robinson had ever seen had left with him some es- sence of himself, something he could mould and change to suit his own fancy, something that under- stood all about such things as the wounded woman behind the elders in the pictures.
Individuals whose affairs have reached an utterly desperate crisis almost invariably keep themselves alive with hopes, so much the more airily magnificent as they have the less of solid matter within their grasp whereof to mould any judicious and moderate expectation of good.
I felt it almost as a destiny to make Salem my home; so that the mould of features and cast of character which had all along been familiar here -- ever, as one representative of the race lay down in the grave, another assuming, as it were, his sentry-march along the main street -- might still in my little day be seen and recognised in the old town.
His whole high, broad form, seemed made of solid bronze, and shaped in an unalterable mould, like Cellini's cast Perseus.
It was sorely tumbled, damp, and covered with a dull, spotted, green mould, in consequence of being kept in a dark locker of the cabin.
If both had owned plantations in Louisiana, they would have been as like as two old bullets cast in the same mould.