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mold

noun

1 mold

The distinctive form in which a thing is made.

synonyms: cast, mould, stamp.

Roget 367: vegetable, vegetable kingdom; flora, verdure.    plant; tree, shrub, bush; creeper; herb, herbage; grass.    annual; ... show more

Roget 329: structure (form) 240, organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction; framework, carcass, architecture; stratification, ... show more

Roget 240: form, figure, shape; conformation, configuration; make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib; ... show more

Roget 22: prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type; archetype, antitype; protoplast, module, ... show more

Roget 7: state, condition, category, estate, lot, ease, trim, mood, pickle, plight, temper; aspect etc. (appearance) ... show more

Roget 342: land, earth, ground, dry land, terra firma.    continent, mainland, peninsula, chersonese [Fr.], delta; tongue of land, neck of land; isthmus, oasis; ... show more



2 mold

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

synonyms: cast, mould.

Dutch: vorm
Polish: blacha, foremka, forma

3 mold

Loose soil rich in organic matter.

synonym: mould.

4 mold

The process of becoming mildewed.

synonyms: mildew, mould.

Roget 653: uncleanness etc. adj.; impurity; immundity, immundicity; impurity etc. 961 [of mind]. defilement, contamination etc. v.; ... show more

Polish: spleśnienie, zakwitnięcie

5 mold

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

synonym: mould.

Polish: grzyb pleśniowy, pleśń

6 mold

A dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold:
— A lobster mold.
— A gelatin dessert made in a mold.

synonym: mould.

7 mold

A distinctive nature, character, or type:
— A leader in the mold of her predecessors.

synonym: mould.

8 mold

Sculpture produced by molding.

synonyms: clay sculpture, modeling, molding, mould, moulding.

Dutch: afgietsel, gietsel, replica
Polish: modelunek

verb

1 mold

Form in clay, wax, etc.

synonyms: model, mould.

Roget 557: sculpture, carve, cut, chisel, model, mold; cast [Slang].   

2 mold

Become moldy; spoil due to humidity:
— The furniture molded in the old house.

synonym: mildew.

Dutch: beschimmelen

3 mold

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

synonyms: cast, mould.

Dutch: afwerpen

4 mold

Make something, usually for a specific function:
— She molded the rice balls carefully.

synonyms: forge, form, mould, shape, work.

Roget 240: form, shape, figure, fashion, efform, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast; rough hew, rough cast; sketch; block out, ... show more

Roget 677: use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.    ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; ... show more

Roget 653: be unclean, become unclean etc. adj.; rot, putrefy, ferment, fester, rankle, reek; stink etc. 401; mold, ... show more

Roget 554: represent, delineate; depict, depicture; portray; take a likeness, catch a likeness etc. n.; hit off, photograph, daguerreotype; snapshot; ... show more

Roget 144: be converted into; become, get, wax; come to, turn to, turn into, evolve into, develop into; turn out, lapse, shift; run into, fall into, ... show more

5 mold

Fit tightly, follow the contours of.

6 mold

Shape or influence; give direction to:
— Mold public opinion.

synonyms: determine, influence, regulate, shape.

Dutch: determineren


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