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Definitions of mould

  1. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  2. sculpture produced by molding
  3. 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"
  4. form in clay, wax, etc; " model a head with clay"
  5. a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
  6. loose soil rich in organic matter
  7. form by pouring ( e. g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; " cast a bronze sculpture"
  8. Alt. of Mouldy
  9. Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.
  10. Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.
  11. To cover with mold or soil.
  12. A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.
  13. To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
  14. To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Cast; form; shape; character.
  18. 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.
  19. A fontanel.
  20. A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
  21. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.
  22. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
  23. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
  24. To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
  25. A fine, soft, rich soil; a discoloration or growth caused by dampness; a cavity or vessel in which anything is shaped.
  26. To cover with a damp growth; to fashion or form into a particular shape.
  27. To become covered with a tiny growth caused by dampness. Also, mold.
  28. A fungous growth on dead or decaying vegetable matter, forming a furry coating on the surface.
  29. Dust: soil rich in decayed matter: the matter of which anything is composed: a minute fungus which grows on bodies in a damp atmosphere, so named from often growing on mould.
  30. To cover with mould or soil: to cause to become mouldy.
  31. To become mouldy.
  32. A hollow form in which anything is cast: a pattern: the form received from a mould: character.
  33. To form in a mould: to knead, as dough.
  34. MOULDER.
  35. To form in a mold.
  36. A form for shaping anything plastic; a model character.
  37. Molder, moulder.
  38. To cover with mold.
  39. Rich earth; constituent material.
  40. To become, or cause to become, moldy.
  41. Any fungous growth on food, clothing, etc.
  42. See MOLD, etc.
  43. Fine soft earth, or earth easily pulverized, such as constitutes soil, and is rich in decayed vegetable or animal matter; substance of which anything is composed; a minute vegetable growth on decaying vegetable or animal matter.
  44. The matrix in which anything is cast and receives its form; pattern; cast; form; stamp.
  45. To cause to contract mould; to cover with mould.
  46. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to fashion; to model; to knead.
  47. Fine soft earth such as constitutes soil; friable earth; garden- soil; matter of which anything is formed.
  48. The thread- like fungi or down- like substance which forms on bodies, particularly when exposed to warm or damp air, and which prey upon them and destroy their valuable properties.
  49. To cause to contract mould; to become mouldy.
  50. That in which anything is cast and receives its form; the matrix; a shape for confectionery; the cast or form given.
  51. To form into a particular shape; to fashion; to knead.
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Quotes of mould

  1. If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it. – Charlotte Bronte
  2. It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us. – Samuel Butler
  3. What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself- life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. – Willa Cather
  4. If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak. – William Godwin
  5. I am atheist in a very religious mould I'm always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them. – Mark Haddon
  6. No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea. – Kim Jong Il
  7. If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? – Thomas Kempis
  8. I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences. – Ella Maillart
  9. Ideas any one can mould as he wishes. – Josiah Royce
  10. There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for mould

  1. This wire is called the mould – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  2. The Count got into the vehicle, a half- open coach, smelling of damp leather and mould – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. All minds are thrown into one great mould and come out of it more or less in the same form. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  4. I have looked at her for three years, and now is the time to mould her anew. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  5. There was a potter on the outskirts of the city, who used during the day to mould vessels of clay on his wheel, and burn them during the latter part of the night. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  6. The other was of smaller and lighter mould – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  7. He looks as if he might control the energies of nature as well as shape the mould in which the character of his people should be formed. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  8. " I am longing to speak," cried a Potato from under the ground, " but I can't make my voice heard through the mould – Lady Daisy and Other Stories by Caroline Stewart
  9. Instead of feeling the despair we expect, we are amazed at our own indifference, which again is succeeded by a renewed capacity for judging facts as they are, and by a new energy to mould our lives upon a better plan. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  10. Marie's mind was not cast in a precisely similar mould – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  11. She was a woman cast in a large mould and her faults stand out in equal prominence with her virtues. – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  12. You are not cast in that mould – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. Place the flour and butter in a basin and beat them thoroughly, then add the salt, pepper, milk, the eggs well beaten, and the tender green part of the asparagus cut very small; stir all well together, then pour into a well- buttered mould or basin, and steam for one and a half hours. – New Vegetarian Dishes by Mrs. Bowdich
  14. That's what's the world's comin' to, with all the people cast in a mould – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  15. At Riff everything was cast in a superior and more modern mould – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. She was not for him- was not made for a man of his mould – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  17. On the 29th, I landed on Nepean Island, and found it to consist entirely of one mass of sand, held together by the surrounding cliffs, which are a border of hard rocks: notwithstanding there was not the least appearance of earth or mould on the island, yet there were upwards of two hundred very fine pines growing on it; the surface was covered with a kind of coarse grass. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  18. So the whole atmosphere of the play, as well as its formal mould will always recall the Greek tragedies. – Milton by John Bailey
  19. 13. This is the mould of doctrine delivered by Christ and his Apostles. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. In his own house, under his own eye, he proposed to mould the future servants of the state like potter's clay. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas