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

Derived forms: moulding, moulds, moulded

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: Mould, John