Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See mold, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See mold, molder, moldy, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, Canada Canadian and UK spelling of mold.
  • verb UK, Canada Canadian and UK spelling of mold.

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

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

Etymologies

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

    Post - but definitely not postal

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

    Blancmange with Raspberry Sauce

  • 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.

    Yeah, I'm a little bitter

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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

    Model Theory

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

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  • 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

  • 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