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Cast and mould

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

mŏld, mōld

Etymology 1

Via Middle English and Old French from Latin modulus

Noun

Singular
mould

Plural
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mould ({{{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 mould.
  4. The shape or pattern of a mould.
  5. General shape or form.
    the oval mould of her face
  6. Distinctive character or type.
    a leader in the mould of her predecessors
  7. A fixed or restrictive pattern or form
    His method of scientific investigation broke the mould and led to a new discovery.
  8. (architecture) See moulding.
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Verb

Infinitive
to mould

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to mould (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To shape in or on a mould.
  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 mould the minds of his students
  4. (transitive) To fit closely by following the contours of.
  5. (transitive) To make a mould of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.
  6. (transitive) To ornament with mouldings.
  7. (intransitive) To be shaped in or as if in a mould.
    These shoes gradually moulded to my feet.
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Etymology 2

Penicillium mould on mandarin oranges

Via Middle English from Old Norse mygla

Noun

Singular
mould

Plural
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mould ({{{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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Etymology 3

Old English molde

Noun

Singular
mould

Plural
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mould ({{{1}}})
  1. Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.
Synonyms

loose soil

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