Mold - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |moʊld|  American pronunciation of the word mold
Brit.  |məʊld|  British pronunciation of the word mold
- the distinctive form in which a thing is made (syn: cast, mould, stamp)
- container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens (syn: cast, mould)
- loose soil rich in organic matter (syn: mould)
- the process of becoming mildewed (syn: mildew, mould)
- a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter (syn: mould)
- a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold (syn: mould)
- a distinctive nature, character, or type (syn: mould)
- sculpture produced by molding (syn: modeling, molding, mould, moulding)
- form in clay, wax, etc (syn: model, mould)
- become moldy; spoil due to humidity (syn: mildew)
- form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold (syn: cast, mould)
- make something, usually for a specific function (syn: forge, form, mould, shape, work)
- fit tightly, follow the contours of
- shape or influence; give direction to (syn: determine, influence, regulate, shape)

Examples

a gelatin dessert made in a mold

a leader in the mold of her predecessors

The furniture molded in the old house

She molded the rice balls carefully

The dress molds her beautiful figure

The produce inspector rejected several crates of berries that had begun to grow mold.

This car smells like mold.

...the mortar slowly concreted in the mold...

The machine extrudes enough molten glass to fill the mold.

Furry mold was growing on the cheese.

...old papers that were mottled by mold...

The chemical was used to kill a mold that grows on peanuts.

I try to take young athletes and mold them into team players.

Too much rain may blight the garden with mold

a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery

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