mould

[mohld]
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object) Chiefly British.

transmould, verb (used with object)
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mould or mold1 (məʊld)
 
n
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
 
vb
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
 
[C13 (n): changed from Old French modle, from Latin modulus a small measure, module]
 
mold or mold1
 
n
 
vb
 
[C13 (n): changed from Old French modle, from Latin modulus a small measure, module]
 
'mouldable or mold1
 
adj
 
'moldable or mold1
 
adj
 
moulda'bility or mold1
 
n
 
molda'bility or mold1
 
n

mould or (US) mold2 (məʊld)
 
n
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
 
vb
3.  to become or cause to become covered with this growth
 
[C15: dialect (Northern English) mowlde mouldy, from the past participle of moulen to become mouldy, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse mugla mould]
 
mold or (US) mold2
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: dialect (Northern English) mowlde mouldy, from the past participle of moulen to become mouldy, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse mugla mould]

mould or (US) mold3 (məʊld)
 
n
1.  loose soil, esp when rich in organic matter
2.  poetic the earth
 
[Old English molde; related to Old High German molta soil, Gothic mulde]
 
mold or (US) mold3
 
n
 
[Old English molde; related to Old High German molta soil, Gothic mulde]

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mould
see mold (2).
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Example sentences for moulds
The moulds were manually pushed off on a roller conveyor for casting and cooling.
The clay is then pressed into steel moulds with a hydraulic press.
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