Mould - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |moʊld|  American pronunciation of the word mould
Brit.  |məʊld|  British pronunciation of the word mould

noun

- loose soil rich in organic matter (syn: mold)
- the distinctive form in which a thing is made (syn: cast, mold, stamp)
- the process of becoming mildewed (syn: mildew, mold)
- a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter (syn: mold)
- a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold (syn: mold)
- a distinctive nature, character, or type (syn: mold)
- sculpture produced by molding (syn: modeling, mold, molding, moulding)
- container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens (syn: cast, mold)

verb

- form in clay, wax, etc (syn: model, mold)
- form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold (syn: cast, mold)
- make something, usually for a specific function (syn: forge, form, mold, shape, work)

Examples

At first sight, Joe is not exactly cast in the leading man mould.

He was from the same mould as the men she has gazed at worshipfully when a child.

Mould the cheese mixture into small balls or ovals.

According to most native stories, the first man was moulded from clay by some kind of god.

Another method, used especially for figures, was to pour the clay into a mould.

She didn't quite fit into the standard 'high-flying businesswoman' mould.

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

The walls were black with mould.

Mould the sausage meat into little balls.

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

The lining of the boot molds itself to the shape of your foot.

Her wet dress was moulded to her body.

Too often we try to mould our children into something they do not wish to be.

Grey mould covered the walls.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: mould
he/she/it: moulds
present participle: moulding
past tense: moulded
past participle: moulded
noun
singular: mould
plural: moulds
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