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mold

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noun \ˈmōld\

Definition of mold

  1. 1 :  crumbling soft friable earth suited to plant growth :  soil; especially :  soil rich in humus — compare leaf mold

  2. 2 dialectal British a :  the surface of the earth :  groundb :  the earth of the burying ground

  3. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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mold

noun

Definition of mold

  1. 1 :  distinctive nature or character :  type

  2. 2 :  the frame on or around which an object is constructed

  3. 3a :  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 shapeb :  a molded object

  4. 4 :  molding

  5. 5a obsolete :  an example to be followedb :  prototypec :  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


First Known Use: 13th century


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mold

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Definition of mold

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to knead or work (a material, such as dough or clay) into a desired consistency or shape

  3. 2 :  to give shape to the wind molds the waves

  4. 3 :  to form in a mold mold candles

  5. 4 :  to determine or influence the quality or nature of mold public opinion

  6. 5 :  to fit the contours of fitted skirts that mold the hips

  7. 6 :  to ornament with molding or carving molded picture frames

moldable

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molder

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14th Century

First Known Use of mold

14th century


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mold

noun

Definition of mold

  1. 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. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


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mold

verb

Definition of mold

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become moldy

1530

First Known Use of mold

1530


Mold

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geographical name \ˈmōld\

Definition of Mold

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



MOLD Defined for Kids

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mold

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noun \ˈmōld\

Definition of mold for Students

  1. 1 :  a hollow form in which something is shaped Make a candle by pouring wax in a mold.

  2. 2 :  something shaped in a mold a mold of gelatin


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mold

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verb

Definition of mold for Students

molded

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molding

  1. 1 :  to work and press into shape We learned how to mold clay.

  2. 2 :  to shape in a hollow form

  3. 3 :  to influence or affect the character of Parents try to mold their children into responsible adults.


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mold

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noun

Definition of mold for Students

  1. 1 :  an often fuzzy surface growth of fungus on damp or decaying material

  2. 2 :  a fungus that forms mold


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mold

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verb

Definition of mold for Students

molded

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molding

  1. :  to become moldy The old bread began to mold.


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mold

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noun

Definition of mold for Students

  1. :  light rich crumbly earth that contains decaying material


Medical Dictionary

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mold

noun
variants: or chiefly British

mould

\ˈmōld\play

Medical Definition of mold

  1. :  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

  1. :  to give shape to especially in a mold


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mold

intransitive verb
variants: or chiefly British

mould

Medical Definition of mold

  1. :  to become moldy


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mold

noun
variants: or chiefly British

mould

Medical Definition of mold

  1. 1:  a superficial often woolly growth produced by a fungus especially on damp or decaying organic matter or on living organisms

  2. 2:  a fungus (as of the order Mucorales) that produces mold



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