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Meaning & Definition of Mold in English

English

Mold

/moʊld/

noun

1. The distinctive form in which a thing is made

  • "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould
  • ,
  • stamp

2. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould
  • ,
  • cast

3. Loose soil rich in organic matter

    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould

4. The process of becoming mildewed

    synonym:
  • mildew
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould

5. A fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter

    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould

6. A dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold

  • "A lobster mold"
  • "A gelatin dessert made in a mold"
    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould

7. A distinctive nature, character, or type

  • "A leader in the mold of her predecessors"
    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould

8. Sculpture produced by molding

    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould
  • ,
  • molding
  • ,
  • moulding
  • ,
  • modeling
  • ,
  • clay sculpture

verb

1. Form in clay, wax, etc

  • "Model a head with clay"
    synonym:
  • model
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould

2. Become moldy

  • Spoil due to humidity
  • "The furniture molded in the old house"
    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mildew

3. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

  • "Cast a bronze sculpture"
    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • shape
  • ,
  • form
  • ,
  • work
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould
  • ,
  • forge

5. Fit tightly, follow the contours of

  • "The dress molds her beautiful figure"
    synonym:
  • mold

6. Shape or influence

  • Give direction to
  • "Experience often determines ability"
  • "Mold public opinion"
    synonym:
  • determine
  • ,
  • shape
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • influence
  • ,
  • regulate

Examples of using

The statue was cast in a mold.