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Meaning of MILDEW

Pronunciation:  'mildyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
  2. [n]  the process of becoming mildewed
  3. [v]  become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"

MILDEW is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: mold, mold
 See Also: change, downy mildew, dry-rot, false mildew, fungus, powdery mildew, smut, spoilage, spoiling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mil"dew\, n. [AS. melede['a]w; akin to OHG. militou, G.
    mehlthau, mehltau; prob. orig. meaning, honeydew; cf. Goth.
    milip honey. See {Mellifluous}, and {Dew}.] (Bot.)
    A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of
    different colors, found on various diseased or decaying
  2. \Mil"dew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mildewed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Mildewing}.]
    To taint with mildew.
          He . . . mildews the white wheat.        --Shak.
  3. \Mil"dew\, v. i.
    To become tainted with mildew.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing mildew in your dream, symbolizes neglected feelings and emotions that you are unwilling to confront. It is time to bring those feelings to the surface and work through them.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "to be yellow," yellowness), the result of cutting east winds blighting and thus rendering the grain unproductive (Deut. 28:22; 1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28).

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