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mold

noun \ ˈmōld \

Definition of mold

1 :crumbling soft friable earth suited to plant growth :soil; especially :soil rich in humus — compare leaf mold
2 dialectal 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
  • —William Shakespeare

Origin and Etymology of mold

Middle English, from Old English molde; akin to Old High German molta soil, Latin molere to grind — more at meal

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mold

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: such 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
c :a fixed pattern :design

Origin and Etymology of mold

Middle English, from Anglo-French molde, alteration of Old French modle, from Latin modulus, diminutive of modus measure — more at mete

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mold

verb

Definition of mold

transitive verb
1 :to knead or work (a material, such as dough or clay) 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

moldable

play \ˈmōl-də-bəl\ adjective

molder

noun

First Known Use of mold

14th century


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mold

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 and Etymology of mold

Middle English mowlde, perhaps alteration of mowle, from moulen to grow moldy, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Danish mul mold

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mold

verb

Definition of mold

intransitive verb
:to become moldy

First Known Use of mold

1530


Mold

geographical name \ ˈmōld \

Definition of Mold

town in northeastern Wales south-southwest of Liverpool, England population 10,000


British Definition of MOLD

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mold

noun

British Definition of mold

dialectal British

MOLD Defined for Kids

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mold

noun \ ˈmōld \

Definition of mold for Students

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

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mold

verb

Definition of mold for Students

molded; molding
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.

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mold

noun

Definition of mold for Students

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

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mold

verb

Definition of mold for Students

molded; molding
:to become moldy
  • The old bread began to mold.

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mold

noun

Definition of mold for Students

:light rich crumbly earth that contains decaying material

Medical Dictionary

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mold

noun
variants: or chiefly British mould play \ˈmōld\

medical Definition of mold

:a cavity in which a fluid or malleable substance is shaped

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mold

transitive verb
variants: or chiefly British mould

medical Definition of mold

:to give shape to especially in a mold

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mold

intransitive verb
variants: or chiefly British mould

medical Definition of mold

:to become moldy

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mold

noun
variants: or chiefly British mould

medical Definition of mold

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


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