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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 for moulding
  • For a long time the clay seemed unfit for any sort of moulding.
  • Most of the businessmen who could play a big part in moulding politics are waiting on the sidelines, unsure which horse to back.
British Dictionary definitions for moulding

moulding

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

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 moulding
mould
see mold (2).
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