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Definition of 'mold'


  1. the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
       Synonyms: cast stamp
  2. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
       Synonyms: mould cast
  3. loose soil rich in organic matter
       Synonyms: mould
  4. the process of becoming mildewed
       Synonyms: mildew
  5. a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
       Synonyms: mould
  6. sculpture produced by molding
       Synonyms: mould molding moulding modeling clay sculpture


  1. form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"
       Synonyms: model mould
  2. become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"
       Synonyms: mildew
  3. form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
       Synonyms: cast mould
  4. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
       Synonyms: shape form work mould forge
  5. fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure"
  6. shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
       Synonyms: determine shape influence regulate

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