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  9  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  Mould  \Mould\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Molded}  or 
  {Moulded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Molding}  or  {Moulding}.] 
  To  cover  with  mold  or  soil.  [R.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  n.  [See  {Mo??}  a  spot.] 
  A  spot;  a  blemish;  a  mole.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  Mould  \Mould\,  n.  [OE.  molde,  AS  molde;  akin  to  D. 
  mul,  G.  mull,  mulm,  OHG.  molt,  molta,  Icel.  mold,  Dan.  muld, 
  Sw  mull,  Goth.  mulda,  and  E.  meal  flour.  See  {Meal},  and  cf 
  {Mole}  an  animal,  {Mull},  v.]  [The  prevalent  spelling  is 
  perhaps,  {mould};  but  as  the  u  has  not  been  inserted  in  the 
  other  words  of  this  class,  as  bold,  gold,  old  cold,  etc.,  it 
  seems  desirable  to  complete  the  analogy  by  dropping  it  from 
  this  word  thus  spelling  it  as  Spenser,  South,  and  many 
  others  did  The  omission  of  the  u  is  now  very  common  in 
  1.  Crumbling,  soft,  friable  earth;  esp.,  earth  containing  the 
  remains  or  constituents  of  organic  matter,  and  suited  to 
  the  growth  of  plants;  soil. 
  2.  Earthy  material;  the  matter  of  which  anything  is  formed; 
  composing  substance;  material. 
  The  etherial  mold,  Incapable  of  stain.  --Milton. 
  Nature  formed  me  of  her  softest  mold.  --Addison. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  Mould  \Mould\,  n.  [From  the  p.  p.  of  OE  moulen  to 
  become  moldy,  to  rot,  prob.  fr  Icel.  mygla  to  grow  musty, 
  mugga  mugginess;  cf  Sw  m["o]gla  to  grow  moldy.  See  {Muggy}, 
  and  cf  {Moldy}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  growth  of  minute  fungi  of  various  kinds,  esp.  those  of  the 
  great  groups  {Hyphomycetes},  and  {Physomycetes},  forming  on 
  damp  or  decaying  organic  matter. 
  Note:  The  common  blue  mold  of  cheese,  the  brick-red  cheese 
  mold,  and  the  scarlet  or  orange  strata  which  grow  on 
  tubers  or  roots  stored  up  for  use  when  commencing  to 
  decay,  are  familiar  examples.  --M.  J.  Berkley. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  Mould  \Mould\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  mouler,  OF  moler, 
  moller.  See  {Mold}  the  matrix.] 
  1.  To  form  into  a  particular  shape;  to  shape;  to  model;  to 
  He  forgeth  and  moldeth  metals.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
  Did  I  request  thee,  Maker,  from  my  clay  To  mold  me 
  man?  --Milton. 
  2.  To  ornament  by  molding  or  carving  the  material  of  as  a 
  molded  window  jamb. 
  3.  To  knead;  as  to  mold  dough  or  bread. 
  4.  (Founding)  To  form  a  mold  of  as  in  sand,  in  which  a 
  casting  may  be  made 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  Mould  \Mould\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  become  moldy;  to  cause  mold  to  grow  upon 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  Mould  \Mould\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  moldy;  to  be  covered  or  filled,  in  whole  or  in 
  part  with  a  mold. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mold  \Mold\,  Mould  \Mould\,  n.  [OE.  molde,  OF  mole,  F.  moule, 
  fr  L.  modulus.  See  {Model}.]  [For  spelling,  see  2d  {Mold}, 
  1.  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. 
  2.  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. 
  The  glass  of  fashion  and  the  mold  of  form  --Shak. 
  3.  Cast;  form  shape;  character. 
  Crowned  with  an  architrave  of  antique  mold.  --Pope. 
  4.  (Arch.)  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 
  5.  (Anat.)  A  fontanel. 
  6.  (Paper  Making)  A  frame  with  a  wire  cloth  bottom,  on  which 
  the  pump  is  drained  to  form  a  sheet,  in  making  paper  by 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  distinctive  form  in  which  a  thing  is  made  "pottery  of 
  this  cast  was  found  throughout  the  region"  [syn:  {cast}, 
  2:  a  container  into  which  liquid  is  poured  to  create  a  given 
  shape  when  it  hardens  [syn:  {mould},  {cast}] 
  3:  loose  soil  rich  in  organic  matter  [syn:  {mould}] 
  4:  the  process  of  becoming  mildewed  [syn:  {mildew}] 
  5:  a  fungus  that  produces  a  superficial  growth  on  various  kinds 
  of  damp  or  decaying  organic  matter  [syn:  {mould}] 
  6:  a  sculpture  produced  by  molding  [syn:  {mould},  {molding},  {moulding}, 
  {modeling},  {clay  sculpture}] 
  v  1:  form  in  clay,  wax,  etc  "model  a  head  with  clay"  [syn:  {model}, 
  2:  become  moldy;  spoil  due  to  humidity;  "The  furniture  molded 
  in  the  old  house"  [syn:  {mildew}] 
  3:  make  by  pouring  into  a  cast  or  mold  [syn:  {cast},  {mould}] 
  4:  make  something  usually  for  a  specific  function;  "She  molded 
  the  riceballs  carefully";  "Form  the  dough  into  cylinders" 
  [syn:  {shape},  {form},  {mould},  {forge}] 

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