|1.||[ verb ] form in clay, wax, etc|
"model a head with clay"
|Related terms:||shape art model cast modeling model|
|2.||[ noun ] the distinctive form in which a thing is made|
"pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
|Related terms:||solid frame model stamp cast|
|3.||[ verb ] become moldy; spoil due to humidity|
"The furniture molded in the old house"
|Related terms:||change smut dry-rot mildew mildew|
|4.||[ noun ] container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens|
|Related terms:||container pig_bed form sandbox matrix cast|
|5.||[ verb ] make something, usually for a specific function|
|Synonyms:||form shape forge work mould|
"She molded the riceballs carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"
|Related terms:||create_from_raw_material carve model beat sculpt mound hill machine roughcast swage puddle reshape chip cast sinter handbuild throw stamp preform preform work constitution formation form cast|
|6.||[ verb ] fit tightly, follow the contours of|
"The dress molds her beautiful figure"
|7.||[ noun ] the process of becoming mildewed|
|8.||[ verb ] form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold|
"cast a bronze sculpture"
|Related terms:||shape sand_cast press recast cast molding caster cast|
|9.||[ noun ] (geology) loose soil rich in organic matter|
|Related terms:||soil leaf_mold|
|10.||[ noun ] (botany) a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter|
|Related terms:||fungus rhizopus water_mold mucor|
|11.||[ verb ] shape or influence; give direction to|
|Synonyms:||determine shape influence regulate|
"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"
|Related terms:||cause dispose time reshape predetermine carry_weight decide pace indispose miscreate pace index form influence determinant shape regulation|
|12.||[ noun ] (fine art) sculpture produced by molding|
|Synonyms:||molding moulding modeling clay_sculpture mould|
|Related terms:||sculpture model cast|