mold

1
[ mohld ]
/ moʊld /

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. molar volume,
  2. molarity,
  3. molars,
  4. molasse,
  5. molasses,
  6. mold loft,
  7. mold wash,
  8. moldable,
  9. moldau,
  10. moldavia

Also especially British, mould.

Origin of mold

1
1175–1225; (noun) Middle English molde < Old French modle < Latin modulus module; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun

Related formsmold·a·ble, mould·a·ble, adjectivemold·a·bil·i·ty, mould·a·bil·i·ty, noun

mold

2
[ mohld ]
/ moʊld /

noun

a growth of minute fungi forming on vegetable or animal matter, commonly as a downy or furry coating, and associated with decay or dampness.
any of the fungi that produce such a growth.

verb (used with or without object)

to become or cause to become overgrown or covered with mold.
Also especially British, mould.

Origin of mold

2
1150–1200; late Middle English mowlde, apparently noun use of variant of earlier mowled, past participle of moulen, mawlen to grow moldy, cognate with dialectal Danish mugle

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British Dictionary definitions for moulding

moulding

US molding

/ (ˈməʊldɪŋ) /

noun

architect
  1. a shaped outline, esp one used on cornices, etc
  2. a shaped strip made of wood, stone, etc
something moulded

mold

/ (məʊld) /

noun, verb

the US spelling of mould 1
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Word Origin and History for moulding
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Science definitions for moulding

mold

[ mōld ]

Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes. See also slime mold.
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Idioms and Phrases with moulding

mold

see cast in the same mold.

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