- 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
Related Words for moldedforge, construct, sculpt, plot, plant, fashion, pat, form, devise, make, erect, round, whittle, plan, scheme, frame, build
Examples from the Web for molded
Contemporary Examples of molded
And he used himself as an example of a path that was chosen and molded by the one and only Paul Ryan: the everyman.6 Best Moments From Paul Ryan’s Republican Convention Speech (VIDEO)
Jake Heller, Nina Strochlic
August 30, 2012
It is only in America that a football coach would be honored like that, molded into immortality.Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment
July 24, 2012
It could have encapsulated the idea that David Cameron was molded by the Murdochs.The Woman Who Could Bring Down Cameron
May 9, 2012
The shoulders of her restrained black jacket were molded into perfect right angles.Newt Gingrich's Wife Callista's Prissy Style Problem
December 13, 2011
“Those old courses were molded into the land,” he tells The Daily Beast.Donald Trump's Golf Gadfly
October 22, 2011
Historical Examples of molded
Then with the hands it is molded over the bottom of the runners.The Long Labrador Trail
Religious systems have only reflected the race-thought; they have not molded it.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
We are concerned, however, only with his career as a social reformer and the forces which molded it.Socialism
Her form is molded and finished in exquisite delicacy of perfection.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
Mitered joints are the only kind suitable for molded frames.Handwork in Wood
also moulded, 1680s, past participle adjective from mold (v.).
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.