mould

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US mold

/ (məʊld) /

noun

verb (tr)

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Derived forms of mould

mouldable or US moldable, adjectivemouldability or US moldability, noun

Word Origin for mould

C13 (n): changed from Old French modle, from Latin modulus a small measure, module

British Dictionary definitions for mould (2 of 3)

mould2

US mold

/ (məʊld) /

noun

a coating or discoloration caused by various saprotrophic fungi that develop in a damp atmosphere on the surface of stored food, fabrics, wallpaper, etc
any of the fungi that causes this growth

verb

to become or cause to become covered with this growth
Also called: mildew

Word Origin for mould

C15: dialect (Northern English) mowlde mouldy, from the past participle of moulen to become mouldy, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse mugla mould

British Dictionary definitions for mould (3 of 3)

mould3

US mold

/ (məʊld) /

noun

loose soil, esp when rich in organic matter
poetic the earth

Word Origin for mould

Old English molde; related to Old High German molta soil, Gothic mulde
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