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Definition of Mould


  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.
  3. To cover with mold or soil.
  4. A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.
  5. To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
  6. To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Cast; form; shape; character.
  10. 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.
  11. A fontanel.
  12. A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
  13. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.
  14. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
  15. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
  16. To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
  17. Alt. of Mouldy

Mould Quotations

No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea.
Kim Jong Il

If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
William Godwin

The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.
Joseph Pulitzer

I've never been one to bow down to people who try to question my identity because I don't fit their mould of what an Aboriginal Australian is supposed to be or look like.
Shari Sebbens

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
Charlotte Bronte
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Mould Translations

mould in Dutch is modelleren, boetseren
mould in French is modeler
mould in Italian is forma
mould in Portuguese is molde
mould in Spanish is horma, molde
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