mould

Mould is the British spelling for "mold" — the stuff you find growing on old bread or the container you use to create your jello masterpieces.

Living mould is like “mildew,” it’s a type of fungus that grows on damp or decaying matter. Mould can also mean a “caste” used to shape a hardening liquid. In this sense mould can refer to both the container and the end product that comes out of the mould. In addition, mould is used as a verb to describe the process of making a mould. When you pour plaster into a mould to make a shape, you mould that shape.

Primary Meanings of mould

1.
nv
the distinctive form in which a thing is made
make something, usually for a specific function
2.
n
a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
3.
n
loose soil rich in organic matter
Full Definitions of mould
1

n the distinctive form in which a thing is made

Synonyms:
cast, mold, stamp
Type of:
solid
a three-dimensional shape

n a distinctive nature, character, or type

Synonyms:
mold
Type of:
earmark, hallmark, stylemark, trademark
a distinctive characteristic or attribute

n container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

Synonyms:
cast, mold
Types:
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form
a mold for setting concrete
matrix
mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
pig, pig bed
mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
sandbox
mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal
Type of:
container
any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

n a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold

Synonyms:
mold
Type of:
dish
a particular item of prepared food
afters, dessert, sweet
a dish served as the last course of a meal

n sculpture produced by molding

Synonyms:
clay sculpture, modeling, mold, molding, moulding
Type of:
sculpture
a three-dimensional work of plastic art

v make something, usually for a specific function

Synonyms:
forge, form, mold, shape, work
process, work, work on
shape, form, or improve a material
Types:
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carve
form by carving
swage, upset
form metals with a swage
chip
form by chipping
layer
make or form a layer
cut out
form and create by cutting out
machine
turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
grind
shape or form by grinding
stamp
form or cut out with a mold, form, or die
puddle
subject to puddling or form by puddling
beat
shape by beating
preform
form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
preform
form into a shape resembling the final, desired one
mound
form into a rounded elevation
hill
form into a hill
roughcast
shape roughly
remold, reshape
shape again or shape differently
sinter
cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
cast, mold
form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
throw
make on a potter's wheel
coil, hand-build, handbuild
make without a potter's wheel
sculpt, sculpture
create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
model, mold
form in clay, wax, etc
hew, hew out
make or shape as with an axe
gouge out
make gouges into a surface
rabbet
cut a rectangular groove into
grave, sculpt, sculpture
shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
die, die out
cut or shape with a die
mound over
form a mound over
press, press out
press from a plastic
recast, remold, remould
cast again
sand cast
pour molten metal into a mold of sand
forge, hammer
create by hammering
fret
carve a pattern into
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

v form in clay, wax, etc

Synonyms:
model, mold
Type of:
forge, form, mold, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function

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

Synonyms:
cast, mold
Types:
press, press out
press from a plastic
recast, remold, remould
cast again
sand cast
pour molten metal into a mold of sand
Type of:
forge, form, mold, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function
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n a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter

Synonyms:
mold
Types:
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mucor
any mold of the genus Mucor
rhizopus
any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus
water mold
parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
Rhizopus nigricans, bread mold
a mold of the genus Rhizopus
Type of:
fungus
an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

n the process of becoming mildewed

Synonyms:
mildew, mold
Type of:
spoilage, spoiling
the process of becoming spoiled
3

n loose soil rich in organic matter

Synonyms:
mold
Types:
leaf mold, leaf mould, leaf soil
soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
Type of:
dirt, soil
the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

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