Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: mold  mówld
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: mould)
  1. (art) form in clay, wax, etc
    "mold a head with clay";
    - model, mould [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Become moldy; spoil due to humidity
    "The furniture molded in the old house";
    - mildew, mould [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
    "mold a bronze sculpture";
    - cast, mould [Brit, Cdn]
  4. Make something, usually for a specific function
    "She molded the rice balls carefully";
    - shape, form, work, mould [Brit, Cdn], forge
  5. Fit tightly, follow the contours of
    "the dress molds to her beautiful figure";
    - mould [Brit, Cdn]
  6. Give direction to; be an influence on
    "mold public opinion";
    - determine, shape, influence, regulate, mould [Brit, Cdn]
Noun: mold  mówld
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: mould)
  1. The distinctive form in which a thing is made
    "pottery of this mold was found throughout the region";
    - cast, mould [Brit, Cdn], stamp
  2. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    - mould [Brit, Cdn], cast
  3. Loose soil rich in organic matter
    - mould [Brit, Cdn]
  4. The process of becoming mildewed
    - mildew, mould [Brit, Cdn]
  5. A fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
    - mould [Brit, Cdn]
  6. A dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
    "a lobster mold"; "a gelatin dessert made in a mold";
    - mould [Brit, Cdn]
  7. A distinctive nature, character, or type
    "a leader in the mold of her predecessors";
    - mould [Brit, Cdn]
  8. Sculpture produced by molding
    - mould [Brit, Cdn], molding [N. Amer], moulding [Brit, Cdn], modeling [US], clay sculpture, modelling [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: molding, molded, molds

Type of: adhere, afters [Brit, informal], cause, change, cleave, cling, cohere, container, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, dessert, dirt, dish, do, earmark, engender, fungus, hallmark, make, sculpture, soil, solid, spoilage, spoiling, stick, stylemark, sweet [Brit], trademark

Encyclopedia: Mold, Wales