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Meaning of MOLD

Pronunciation:  mowld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  2. [n]  sculpture produced by molding
  3. [n]  a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
  4. [n]  the process of becoming mildewed
  5. [n]  the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
  6. [n]  loose soil rich in organic matter
  7. [v]  become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"
  8. [v]  shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
  9. [v]  make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
  10. [v]  fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure"
  11. [v]  form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
  12. [v]  form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"

MOLD is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: cast, cast, clay sculpture, determine, forge, form, influence, mildew, mildew, modeling, molding, mould, mould, mould, mould, moulding, regulate, shape, shape, stamp, work
 See Also: adhere, beat, carry weight, carve, cast, cause, change, chip, cleave, cling, cohere, coil, container, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, decide, dirt, do, dry-rot, form, fungus, handbuild, hill, index, leaf mold, leaf mould, leaf soil, machine, make, matrix, miscreate, model, mold, mound, mucor, pace, pig, pig bed, predetermine, preform, press, press out, puddle, recast, remold, remould, reshape, reshape, rhizopus, roughcast, sand cast, sandbox, sculpt, sculpture, sculpture, sinter, smut, soil, solid, spoilage, spoiling, stamp, stick, swage, throw, time, upset, water mold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mold\, n. [See {Mo??} a spot.]
    A spot; a blemish; a mole. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  2. \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [OE. molde, AS. molde; akin to D.
    mul, G. mull, mulm, OHG. molt, molta, Icel. mold, Dan. muld,
    Sw. mull, Goth. mulda, and E. meal flour. See {Meal}, and cf.
    {Mole} an animal, {Mull}, v.] [The prevalent spelling is,
    perhaps, {mould}; but as the u has not been inserted in the
    other words of this class, as bold, gold, old, cold, etc., it
    seems desirable to complete the analogy by dropping it from
    this word, thus spelling it as Spenser, South, and many
    others did. The omission of the u is now very common in
    1. Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the
       remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to
       the growth of plants; soil.
    2. Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed;
       composing substance; material.
             The etherial mold, Incapable of stain. --Milton.
             Nature formed me of her softest mold. --Addison.
  3. \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Molded} or
    {Moulded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Molding} or {Moulding}.]
    To cover with mold or soil. [R.]
  4. \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [From the p. p. of OE. moulen to
    become moldy, to rot, prob. fr. Icel. mygla to grow musty,
    mugga mugginess; cf. Sw. m["o]gla to grow moldy. See {Muggy},
    and cf. {Moldy}.] (Bot.)
    A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the
    great groups {Hyphomycetes}, and {Physomycetes}, forming on
    damp or decaying organic matter.
    Note: The common blue mold of cheese, the brick-red cheese
          mold, and the scarlet or orange strata which grow on
          tubers or roots stored up for use, when commencing to
          decay, are familiar examples. --M. J. Berkley.
  5. \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t.
    To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
  6. \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. i.
    To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in
    part, with a mold.
  7. \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [OE. molde, OF. mole, F. moule,
    fr. L. modulus. See {Model}.] [For spelling, see 2d {Mold},
    1. The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and
       from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass
       containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
    2. That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is
       modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the
       size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a
       shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.
             The glass of fashion and the mold of form. --Shak.
    3. Cast; form; shape; character.
             Crowned with an architrave of antique mold. --Pope.
    4. (Arch.) A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch
       or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the
       whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
    5. (Anat.) A fontanel.
    6. (Paper Making) A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which
       the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by
  8. \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t. [Cf. F. mouler, OF. moler,
    moller. See {Mold} the matrix.]
    1. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to
             He forgeth and moldeth metals.        --Sir M. Hale.
             Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mold me
             man?                                  --Milton.
    2. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a
       molded window jamb.
    3. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
    4. (Founding) To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a
       casting may be made.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing mold in your dream indicates that something in your life has been ignored or is no longer of any use. It may also represent transformation and new growth. Seeing a broken mold in your dream, suggests that you need to break away from your old habits and explore new things. You may be rigid and lacking creativity.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A filamentous fungus.
 Definition: a cavity left in firm sediment by the decayed body of an organism.
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