1. [ verb ] form in clay, wax, etc
Synonyms: mould model

"model a head with clay"

Related terms: shape art model cast modeling model
2. [ noun ] the distinctive form in which a thing is made
Synonyms: stamp cast

"pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

Related terms: solid frame model stamp cast
3. [ verb ] become moldy; spoil due to humidity
Synonyms: mildew

"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
Synonyms: cast mould
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"

Related terms: cling
7. [ noun ] the process of becoming mildewed
Synonyms: mildew
Related terms: spoilage
8. [ verb ] form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
Synonyms: mould cast

"cast a bronze sculpture"

Related terms: shape sand_cast press recast cast molding caster cast
9. [ noun ] (geology) loose soil rich in organic matter
Synonyms: mould
Related terms: soil leaf_mold
10. [ noun ] (botany) a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
Synonyms: mould
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
Similar spelling:   mould