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English

Cast and mold

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

mŏld, mōld

Etymology 1

Via Middle English and Old French from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] modulus

Noun

Singular
mold

Plural
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mold ({{{1}}})
  1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.W
  2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
  3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
  4. The shape or pattern of a mold.
  5. General shape or form.
    the oval mold of her face
  6. Distinctive character or type.
    a leader in the mold of her predecessors
  7. A fixed or restrictive pattern or form
    His method of scientific investigation broke the mold and led to a new discovery.
  8. (architecture) See molding.
Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to mold

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to mold (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To shape in or on a mold.
  2. (transitive) To form into a particular shape; to give shape to.
    • Job 10:8-9, Old Testament, New International Version:
      Your hands shaped me and made me....Remember that you molded me like clay.
  3. (transitive) To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence; as, a teacher who helps to mold the minds of his students
  4. (transitive) To fit closely by following the contours of.
  5. (transitive) To make a mold of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.
  6. (transitive) To ornament with moldings.
  7. (intransitive) To be shaped in or as if in a mold.
    These shoes gradually molded to my feet.
Translations

Etymology 2

Penicillium mold on mandarin oranges

Via Middle English from Old Norse mygla

Noun

Singular
mold

Plural
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mold ({{{1}}})
  1. A natural substance in the form of a woolly or furry growth of tiny fungi that appears when organic material lies for a long time exposed to (usually warm and moist) air.
Derived terms
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Translations

Etymology 3

From Old English molde

Noun

Singular
mold

Plural
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  1. Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.
Derived terms
Translations

Faroese

Pronunciation

Noun

mold f. sg.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) earth, humus soil, humus layer

Declension

f2s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mold moldin
Accusative mold moldina
Dative mold moldini
Genitive moldar moldarinnar

Icelandic

Noun

mold f.

  1. dirt, mould, humus, ground, earth

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