Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of mold1.
  • n. Chiefly British Variant of mold2.
  • n. Chiefly British Variant of mold3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Canadian and UK spelling of mold.
  • v. Canadian and UK spelling of mold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See mold, molder, moldy, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See mold, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
  • n. a distinctive nature, character, or type
  • v. make something, usually for a specific function
  • n. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  • n. loose soil rich in organic matter
  • v. form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
  • v. form in clay, wax, etc
  • n. the distinctive form in which a thing is made
  • n. a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
  • n. sculpture produced by molding
  • n. the process of becoming mildewed

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Examples

  • The most damaging mould is known as the “brown mould”.

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  • Now that the mould is here, I have ordered some clay, and will mess around in a week or so, when it arrives.

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  • A rabbit shaped mould is essential if you are on a nostalgia kick!

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  • TOP OF THE HEAPIf you have the room, create a separate leaf heap rather than simply adding leaves to compost, as leaf mould is a luxury soil improver if you are growing lilies in pots.

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  • Another point to this is that sometimes, there's only one bowl, or one pan, and when it's covered in mould from not being cleaned by the person who last used it, no one else can cook.

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  • By the vagaries of language, the word generated three different words in English: mould, module, model.

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  • A mould is made of the clay figure and he casts it out in fibreglass resin and silicone.

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  • Dyson Airblade removes bacteria and mould from the air using HEPA filtration.

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  • The wildwood covers the virgin mould, and the same soil is good for men and for trees.

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  • Leaf mould is splendid stuff, but it takes a long time for the leaves to get mouldy, and it takes a great many too.

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  • And you pretend to read a book you'll never finish till the day
    That the author dedicates it
    To A Century Of Fakers
    They took your mould and they burned it on the fire in history today
    Yeah, the author dedicates it
    To A Century Of Fakers
    He was an anarchist, he tried his best but it wasn't good enough.


    (A century of fakers, by Belle and Sebastian)

    December 2, 2008

  • I was surprised to learn on the weekend that 'mould' "fungal coating" is not related to the 'mould' meaning "earth, soil" but normally encountered in combinations like 'mouldboard' "part of a plough", 'mouldwarp' "mole (animal)", 'grave-mould' "earth of the grave", and 'moulder' "rot, crumble".

    As this 'mould' is unfamiliar on its own, 'grave-mould' has sometimes been reinterpreted as containing the other one: indeed, Joyce seems to do so in Ulysses:

    Stephen's mother, emaciated, rises stark through the floor, in leper grey with a wreath of faded orangeblossoms and a torn bridal veil, her face worn and noseless, green with gravemould.

    (The 'mould' meaning "matrix, model, form" is again unrelated. And 'mole' the animal is not related to its alternative name 'mouldwarp'.)

    July 22, 2008