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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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British Dictionary definitions for transmould

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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mould

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

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