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mold 1

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
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.
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

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

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.]
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Adj.1.molded - shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)molded - shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort); "a shaped handgrip"; "the molded steel plates"; "the wrought silver bracelet"
formed - having or given a form or shape
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References in classic literature ?
But the housemaid, too, served her term as model when Edna perceived that the young woman's back and shoulders were molded on classic lines, and that her hair, loosened from its confining cap, became an inspiration.
The child's features were well molded, and his frank, bright eyes gave an expression of boyish generosity to a face which otherwise would have been too arrogant and haughty for such a mere baby.
Serves as single source for development and execution of injection molded mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies, coordinating any project from concept to production.
* must allow any combination of mold sizes to be molded simultaneously with no set up changes;
Can be extruded, injection and blow molded. In extrusion, products reportedly allow control over plastication time and maximum torque, and reduce tack and improve gloss of finished goods.
Figure 4 shows the molded part surface between a normal hardened steel mold and the mold after treatment.
The part cannot be molded without the use of cores.
These gas defects in nobake molded castings arise from:
At the show, the machine molded 0.035-g connectors from LCP in four cavities with a 3.3-sec cycle.
Deflashing of molded products Alternative Flash, Inc.
The three generally recognized plaster mold processes are: conventional plaster molded castings; the Antioch process; and the foamed plaster process.
Current principles and techniques in the design of molds and molded parts design will be covered.