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Mould meaning

mould - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. Alt. of Mouldy
  2. 2. Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.
  3. 3. Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.
  4. 4. To cover with mold or soil.
  5. 5. A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.
  6. 6. To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
  7. 7. To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
  8. 8. The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
  9. 9. That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.
  10. 10. Cast; form; shape; character.
  11. 11. A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
  12. 12. A fontanel.
  13. 13. A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
  14. 14. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.
  15. 15. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
  16. 16. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
  17. 17. To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
  18. 18. A fine, soft, rich soil; a discoloration or growth caused by dampness; a cavity or vessel in which anything is shaped.
  19. 19. To cover with a damp growth; to fashion or form into a particular shape.
  20. 20. To become covered with a tiny growth caused by dampness. Also, mold.

mould - examples of usage

  1. The knowledge that my individual life is but a span, a breath; that in a little while I too must wither and mingle like one of those fallen yellow leaves with the mould, does not grieve me. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. But who should mould that matter? - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  3. By 'the organmaker, ' we mould suppose there was but one. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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