mold

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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
dialect 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

transitive verb

Definition of MOLD

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

intransitive verb

Definition of MOLD

:  to become moldy

First Known Use of MOLD

1530

Mold

geographical name \ˈmōld\

Definition of MOLD

town NE Wales SSW of Liverpool, England

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