Definition of Mould

1. Noun. Loose soil rich in organic matter.

Exact synonyms: Mold
Generic synonyms: Dirt, Soil
Specialized synonyms: Leaf Mold, Leaf Mould, Leaf Soil



2. Verb. Form in clay, wax, etc. "Did he mould his major works over a short period of time?"; "Model a head with clay"
Exact synonyms: Model, Mold
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Shape, Work
Derivative terms: Model, Model, Modeling, Modeling, Modelling, Mold, Mold, Mold, Moldable, Molding, Molding, Moulding

3. Noun. The distinctive form in which a thing is made. "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Mold, Stamp
Generic synonyms: Solid
Derivative terms: Cast, Mold, Mold, Mold, Stamp, Stamp

4. Verb. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold. "Did he mould his major works over a short period of time?"; "Cast a bronze sculpture"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Mold
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Shape, Work
Specialized synonyms: Press, Press Out, Recast, Remold, Remould, Sand Cast
Derivative terms: Cast, Caster, Casting, Casting, Mold, Mold, Mold, Moldable, Molding, Molding, Moulding

5. Noun. The process of becoming mildewed.
Exact synonyms: Mildew, Mold
Generic synonyms: Spoilage, Spoiling
Derivative terms: Mildew, Mold

6. Verb. Make something, usually for a specific function. "Work the metal into a sword"

7. Noun. A fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter.
Exact synonyms: Mold
Specialized synonyms: Mucor, Rhizopus, Water Mold
Generic synonyms: Fungus
Derivative terms: Mold, Moldy, Mouldy

8. Noun. A dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold. "A gelatin dessert made in a mold"
Exact synonyms: Mold
Generic synonyms: Dish, Afters, Dessert, Sweet

9. Noun. A distinctive nature, character, or type. "A leader in the mold of her predecessors"
Exact synonyms: Mold
Generic synonyms: Earmark, Hallmark, Stylemark, Trademark

10. Noun. Sculpture produced by molding.
Exact synonyms: Clay Sculpture, Modeling, Mold, Molding, Moulding
Generic synonyms: Sculpture
Derivative terms: Model, Mold, Mold, Mold

11. Noun. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
Exact synonyms: Cast, Mold
Generic synonyms: Container
Specialized synonyms: Form, Matrix, Pig, Pig Bed, Sandbox
Derivative terms: Mold, Mold

Definition of Mould

1. Noun. (British chiefly Canadian) (spelling of Canadian and UK mold#Noun mold) ¹

2. Verb. (British chiefly Canadian) (spelling of Canadian and UK mold#Verb mold) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mould

1. to mold [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: mold

Medical Definition of Mould

1. A filamentous fungus. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mould

mouf
mouffle
mouffles
moufflon
moufflons
mouflon
mouflons
moufs
mought
mouillation
mouille
moujik
moujiks
moulage
moulages
mould (current term)
mouldability
mouldable
mouldboard
mouldboard plough
moulded
moulder
mouldered
mouldering
moulderingly
moulders
mouldier
mouldiest
mouldily
mouldiness

Literary usage of Mould

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... that they mould die without mercy, and would moot them wherever they could find them. The governor, a man of great humanity, ..."

2. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1910)
"The canali or channels were sluices for carrying the molten metal from the furnace into the mould. The mandriani, which I have translated by iron crooks, ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"When the metal reached the mould, it entered in a red-hot stream between the ... The forma, or mould, consisted of two pieces; one hollow (/ti tonaca), ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"It has probably been confused with mould (i), supposed to mean dirt, ... Here mould is a mere corruption of mole, a spot ; the added d was prob, ..."

5. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"V-'t tin1 mechanical mould is in 1 good now, for the error has never If the ... He lays one half of his mould upon the four fingers of his left hand or upon ..."

6. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1907)
"The ribs for the lagging of the outer mould should not be suspended from a ... The support on sills gives greater rigidity to the outer mould than the ..."

7. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"mould; chemically examined, has the fame analogous parts. ... to the mould, and thus circulate through a new ..."

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