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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moldable - capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)moldable - capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"

moldable

adjective
Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
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