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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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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
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