- a three-dimensional pattern used to shape a plate after it has been softened by heating.
- a template for a frame.
- a molding.
- a group of moldings.
verb (used with object)
Origin of mold1
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of mold2
Origin of mold3
Examples from the Web for mold
Headmasters are in a unique position of power to mold the minds of impressionable young students.
One can think of a few American commentators who fit into that mold.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
National Republicans see her in the mold of moderates like Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, but Democrats disagree.Koch Brothers Bail Out GOP Senate Hopeful in Oregon|Ben Jacobs|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On an issue like Syria, Cruz remains in the Kirkpatrick mold.
Square-jawed and muscular—in snapshots he looks like Channing Tatum in camo—Gibbs seemed to fit the mold of the ideal soldier.‘Kill Team’: The Documentary the Army Doesn’t Want You to See|Andrew Romano|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Children will like it poured into oiled cup-cake tins or any other mold.Candy-Making Revolutionized|Mary Elizabeth Hall
Pour into a buttered mold, which place in a saucepan, which you have filled with water the height of your mold.French Dishes for American Tables|Pierre Caron
There it is forged into a square shape after coming from the mold in an octagonal form.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
Pour into a wet cloth and roll it up like a pudding, twisting the ends of the cloth to mold it.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
He kept the loading-tools he had used as a boy: a capper for shot-gun shells, a mold for lead bullets.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
also mould, "hollow shape," c.1200, originally "fashion, form; nature, native constitution, character," metathesized from Old French modle "model, plan, copy; way, manner" (12c., Modern French moule), from Latin modulum (nominative modulus) "measure, model," diminutive of modus "manner" (see mode (1)). From c.1300 as "pattern or model by which something is shaped or made." To break the mold "render impossible the creation of another" is from 1560s.
also mould, "furry fungus," early 15c., probably from moulde, past participle of moulen "to grow moldy" (early 13c.), related to Old Norse mygla "grow moldy," possibly from Proto-Germanic *(s)muk- indicating "wetness, slipperiness," from PIE *meug- (see mucus). Or it might have evolved from (or been influenced by) Old English molde "loose earth" (see mold (n.3)).
also mould, "loose earth," Old English molde "earth, sand, dust, soil; land, country, world," from Proto-Germanic *mulda (cf. Old Frisian molde "earth, soil," Old Norse mold "earth," Middle Dutch moude, Dutch moude, Old High German molta "dust, earth," Gothic mulda "dust"), from PIE root *mele- "to rub, grind" (see meal (n.2)). Specifically, since late (Christian) Old English, "the earth of the grave."
also mould, mid-14c., "to mix, blend;" late 14c. "to knead, shape," from mold (n.1). Figurative sense (of character, etc.) is from c.1600. Related: Molded; molding.
see cast in the same mold.