Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  2. (noun, artifact) sculpture produced by molding
  3. (noun, attribute) a distinctive nature, character, or type
  4. (noun, food) a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
    a gelatin dessert made in a mold
  5. (noun, plant) a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
  6. (noun, process) the process of becoming mildewed
  7. (noun, shape) the distinctive form in which a thing is made
  8. (noun, substance) loose soil rich in organic matter
  9. (verb, creation) make something, usually for a specific function
    Form cylinders from the dough
    shape a figure
    Work the metal into a sword
  10. (verb, creation) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
  11. (verb, creation) form in clay, wax, etc

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Mould

  1. see mold (2). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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