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mould

[mohld] /moʊld/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Chiefly British
1.
mold.
Related forms
transmould, verb (used with object)
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Examples from the web for mould
  • mould apparently remains steadfastly opposed to taking any trips down memory lane.
  • The biggest shock is the price, especially considering that these probably get popped out of the mould at a few cents apiece.
  • There's always the wannabes that follow the shows that break the mould.
  • Finally, the replica part made of plastic was used to make a mould for casting the finished component in aluminium.
  • mould by a charisma and wholly self centered they are actually borderline animals.
  • According to the members of this school, early experience does profoundly mould the brain.
  • In the houses which were left habitable, mould and spores grew during the many humid weeks when the city lacked electricity.
  • Instead, you may be offered imitation bear's paw made from mutton pushed into a paw-shaped mould.
  • To fit it to a horse you warm it up to soften it, and mould it around the animal's hoof.
  • So how pleasing it is to be able to report the success of a business leader who breaks the mould.
British Dictionary definitions for mould

mould1

/məʊld/
noun
1.
a shaped cavity used to give a definite form to fluid or plastic material
2.
a frame on which something may be constructed
3.
something shaped in or made on a mould
4.
shape, form, design, or pattern
5.
specific nature, character, or type: heroic mould
verb (transitive)
6.
to make in a mould
7.
to shape or form, as by using a mould
8.
to influence or direct: to mould opinion
9.
to cling to: the skirt moulds her figure
10.
(metallurgy) to make (a material such as sand) into a mould that is used in casting
Derived Forms
mouldable, (US) moldable, adjective
mouldability, (US) moldability, noun
Word Origin
C13 (n): changed from Old French modle, from Latin modulus a small measure, module

mould2

/məʊld/
noun
1.
a coating or discoloration caused by various saprotrophic fungi that develop in a damp atmosphere on the surface of stored food, fabrics, wallpaper, etc
2.
any of the fungi that causes this growth
verb
3.
to become or cause to become covered with this growth
Also called mildew
Word Origin
C15: dialect (Northern English) mowlde mouldy, from the past participle of moulen to become mouldy, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse mugla mould

mould3

/məʊld/
noun
1.
loose soil, esp when rich in organic matter
2.
(poetic) the earth
Word Origin
Old English molde; related to Old High German molta soil, Gothic mulde
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Word Origin and History for mould

chiefly British English spelling of mold in various senses. Related: Moulded; moulding.

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