mould

1.
n. & v. (US mold)
—n.
1 a hollow container into which molten metal etc. is poured or soft material is pressed to harden into a required shape.
2 a a metal or earthenware vessel used to give shape to puddings etc. b a pudding etc. made in this way.
3 a form or shape, esp. of an animal body.
4 Archit. a moulding or group of mouldings.
5 a frame or template for producing mouldings.
6 character or disposition (in heroic mould).
—v.tr.
1 make (an object) in a required shape or from certain ingredients (was moulded out of clay).
2 give a shape to.
3 influence the formation or development of (consultation helps to mould policies).
4 (esp. of clothing) fit closely to (the gloves moulded his hands).
Derivatives:
mouldable adj. moulder n.
Etymology: ME mold(e), app. f. OF modle f. L modulus: see MODULUS
2.
n. (US mold) a woolly or furry growth of minute fungi occurring esp. in moist warm conditions.
Etymology: ME prob. f. obs. mould adj.; past part. of moul grow mouldy f. ON mygla
3.
n. (US mold)
1 loose earth.
2 the upper soil of cultivated land, esp. when rich in organic matter.
Phrases and idioms:
mould-board the board in a plough that turns over the furrow-slice.
Etymology: OE molde f. Gmc., rel. to MEAL(2)

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  • mould n — mould v …   English expressions

  • mould — mould·warp; mould; mould·abil·i·ty; mould·able; mould·i·ness; mould·ing; …   English syllables

  • mould — Ⅰ. mould [1] (US mold) ► NOUN 1) a hollow container used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material when it cools and hardens. 2) something made in this way, especially a jelly or mousse. 3) a distinctive type, style, or character. ► VERB 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • Mould — (m[=o]lt), Moulder Mould er (m[=o]ld [ e]r), Mouldy Mould y (m[=o]ld [y^]), etc. See {Mold}, {Molder}, {Moldy}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mould — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Betty Mould Iddrisu, seit Februar 2009 Attorney General und Justizministerin des westafrikanischen Landes Ghana Bob Mould (* 1960), US amerikanischer Sänger, Songwriter und Gitarrist Jeremy Mould (* 1949) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mould|y — «MOHL dee», adjective, mould|i|er, mould|i|est. Especially British. moldy …   Useful english dictionary

  • mould — [ mould ] the British spelling of mold1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mould — chiefly British English spelling of MOLD (Cf. mold) in various senses. Related: Moulded; moulding …   Etymology dictionary

  • mould — (Brit.) məʊld n. pattern or form for giving a particular shape; something that has been molded; nature, character; decorative edging, patterned rim; fungal growth (also mold) v. fashion, shape; shape or form in a mold; become moldy, mildew;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mould — There are three separate words spelt this way in BrE: a hollow container for making a shape, a fungous growth, and loose friable earth. All three have corresponding verbs. In AmE the spelling in all meanings is mold …   Modern English usage

  • mould — [mōld] n., vt., vi. chiefly Brit. sp. of MOLD1, MOLD2, MOLD3 mouldy adj. mouldier, mouldiest …   English World dictionary

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