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Definitions of mold

  1. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  2. the distinctive form in which a thing is made; " pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
  3. sculpture produced by molding
  4. shape or influence; give direction to; " experience often determines ability"; " mold public opinion"
  5. make something, usually for a specific function; " She molded the riceballs carefully"; " Form cylinders from the dough"; " shape a figure"; " Work the metal into a sword"
  6. become moldy; spoil due to humidity; " The furniture molded in the old house"
  7. the process of becoming mildewed
  8. form in clay, wax, etc; " model a head with clay"
  9. a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
  10. loose soil rich in organic matter
  11. form by pouring ( e. g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; " cast a bronze sculpture"
  12. fit tightly, follow the contours of; " The dress molds her beautiful figure"
  13. A spot; a blemish; a mole.
  14. A fine, soft soil, rich in decayed matter; a discoloration or tiny growth produced on damp or decaying animal or vegetable matter; the cavity or vessel in which anything is cast or shaped; nature; shape.
  15. To cover and cause to become spoiled by a musty growth; fashion in, or as in, a mold or form.
  16. To become spoiled by a musty growth. Also, mould.
  17. Hollow form in which anything is cast; pattern.
  18. Rich soil; minute fungus.
  19. To cast; form.
  20. To cover with mould.
  21. To form in a mold.
  22. A form for shaping anything plastic; a model character.
  23. Molder, moulder.
  24. To cover with mold.
  25. Rich earth; constituent material.
  26. To become, or cause to become, moldy.
  27. Any fungous growth on food, clothing, etc.
  28. Mould.
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Quotes of mold

  1. Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character. – Samuel Butler
  2. You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold – Neve Campbell
  3. Pictures help you to form the mental mold – Robert Collier
  4. Death is an incident producing clay. Use it, mold it, learn from it. – John Gilling
  5. The impression I have of Justice Warren is that he was looking for the just result in a case regardless of fixed dogma or principles and I like to think that I'm in that mold – Harold H. Greene
  6. It is enough that we set out to mold the motley stuff of life into some form of our own choosing; when we do, the performance is itself the wage. – Learned Hand
  7. I think probably, the makeup artists don't really know how long it's going to take until they really work with your face and they kind of mold it and build it as they're going along. – Andrea Martin
  8. You can't ask every player to do the same thing. That's why we have amazing midfielders, defenders, forwards and keepers. You can't ask them to be of the same mold – Tiffeny Milbrett
  9. The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in so I don't become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren't able to mold and shape and make their puppet. – Dennis Rodman
  10. God made me and broke the mold – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  11. We need role models who are going to break the mold – Carly Simon
  12. George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though he lost the popular vote, he governed as if he had won by acclamation. – Tony Snow
  13. Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. – Gloria Steinem
  14. Imitation is being rewarded. They're learning that if you fit right in the mold you get rewarded. Music is no longer a form of expression- it's a means to a lifestyle. – Mike Watt

Usage examples for mold

  1. " By doing this she will not suffer when we remove the mold murmured Jacques to himself. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  2. Is it possible that the gods forgot to mix conscience in the mold – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. The most ardent admirers mold themselves to that manner. – Praetor?s Lunch by Dom
  4. I use broken bones for drainage, a mixture of leaf mold and sand for soil, plant one bulb in a keg, and after the weather becomes warm I place the kegs on a bench which stands in an angle of the house, said angle being open to the north and east and gets the sun till 11 o'clock. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  5. Yes, but we age them quickly and pour them into the mold – Youth by Isaac Asimov
  6. A smell of mold and of paint filled the air. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  7. Looking at my mold it was plain that the person who had bitten that apple had lost two teeth, one at top and one below, not exactly opposite, but nearly so. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  8. The floating clouds their state shall lend To her; for her the willow bend: Nor shall she fail to see, Even in the motions of the storm, Grace that shall mold the maiden's form By silent sympathy. – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  9. Thar bran' new, an' with 'em goes th' mold – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  10. The yellow meadow lily bends down over the damp mold it seeks. – Minstrel Weather by Marian Storm
  11. A man's ideals mold him. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  12. In the one case, a man can take the mold of any character; in the other he is lifted out of his proper self. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  13. Mold into little cakes with a teaspoon and bake in buttered pans two inches apart, for ten minutes. – The-Suffrage-Cook-Book by Kleber, L. O., Mrs.
  14. It is his part to clear and burn the forest, it is hers to grub up the rich mold to plant and to weed. – Edge of the Jungle by William Beebe
  15. We do not allow the newspaper to mold us so much as we did. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  16. The press descended and the bolt flew out onto the ground, its head as round as though cast in a mold – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  17. She was of Spartan mold – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  18. Penny inquired, staring at the steaming mass which had been poured into the mold – The Clock Strikes Thirteen by Mildred A. Wirt
  19. They- ah, they are of a whiter, cleaner mold – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  20. The power to mold the future of this Nation lies in our hands- yours and mine, and they are joined together by the Constitution. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various