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1mold

noun \ˈmōld\

Definition of MOLD

1
:  crumbling soft friable earth suited to plant growth :  soil; especially :  soil rich in humus — compare leaf mold
2
dial British
a :  the surface of the earth :  ground
b :  the earth of the burying ground
3
archaic :  earth that is the substance of the human body <be merciful great Duke to men of mold — Shakespeare>

Origin of MOLD

Middle English, from Old English molde; akin to Old High German molta soil, Latin molere to grind — more at meal
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

Rhymes with MOLD

2mold

noun

Definition of MOLD

1
:  distinctive nature or character :  type
2
:  the frame on or around which an object is constructed
3
a :  a cavity in which a substance is shaped: as (1) :  a matrix for casting metal <a bullet mold> (2) :  a form in which food is given a decorative shape
b :  a molded object
4
:  molding
5
a obsolete :  an example to be followed
b :  prototype
c :  a fixed pattern :  design

Origin of MOLD

Middle English, from Anglo-French molde, alteration of Old French modle, from Latin modulus, diminutive of modus measure — more at mete
First Known Use: 13th century

3mold

verb

Definition of MOLD

transitive verb
1
archaic :  to knead (dough) into a desired consistency or shape
2
:  to give shape to <the wind molds the waves>
3
:  to form in a mold <mold candles>
4
:  to determine or influence the quality or nature of <mold public opinion>
5
:  to fit the contours of <fitted skirts that mold the hips>
6
:  to ornament with molding or carving <molded picture frames>
mold·able \ˈmōl-də-bəl\ adjective
mold·er noun

First Known Use of MOLD

14th century

4mold

noun

Definition of MOLD

1
:  a superficial often woolly growth produced especially on damp or decaying organic matter or on living organisms by a fungus (as of the order Mucorales)
2
:  a fungus that produces mold

Origin of MOLD

Middle English mowlde, perhaps alteration of mowle, from moulen to grow moldy, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Danish mul mold
First Known Use: 14th century

5mold

verb

Definition of MOLD

intransitive verb
:  to become moldy

First Known Use of MOLD

1530

Mold

geographical name \ˈmōld\

Definition of MOLD

town NE Wales SSW of Liverpool, England
MOLD Defined for Kids

1mold

noun \ˈmōld\

Definition of MOLD for Kids

1
:  a hollow form in which something is shaped <Make a candle by pouring wax in a mold.>
2
:  something shaped in a mold <a mold of gelatin>

2mold

verb
mold·edmold·ing

Definition of MOLD for Kids

1
:  to work and press into shape <We learned how to mold clay.>
2
:  to shape in a hollow form
3
:  to influence or affect the character of <Parents try to mold their children into responsible adults.>

3mold

noun

Definition of MOLD for Kids

1
:  an often fuzzy surface growth of fungus on damp or decaying material
2
:  a fungus that forms mold

4mold

verb
mold·edmold·ing

Definition of MOLD for Kids

:  to become moldy <The old bread began to mold.>

5mold

noun

Definition of MOLD for Kids

:  light rich crumbly earth that contains decaying material
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