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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

If I didn't mould my reality then I'd still be in the ghetto where people like me are supposed to stay. You have to dream your way out of the nightmare.

There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking.
Virginia Woolf

If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?
Thomas a Kempis

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

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
Henry David Thoreau
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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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