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Mold

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb mold:

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Definition of the noun mold

What does mold mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: molds

  1. the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • synonyms of mold: cast / stamp
    • more generic word: solid = a three-dimensional shape
  2. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • synonym of mold: cast
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
    • more specific terms:
      • form = a mold for setting concrete
      • matrix = mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
      • pig bed / pig = mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
      • sandbox = mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal
  3. loose soil rich in organic matter
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • more generic words: dirt / soil = the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    • more specific terms: leaf mould / leaf mold / leaf soil = soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
  4. the process of becoming mildewed
  5. a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • more generic word: fungus = an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter
    • more specific terms:
      • mucor = any mold of the genus Mucor
      • rhizopus = any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus
      • water mold = parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
  6. a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
    • examples: a lobster mold | a gelatin dessert made in a mold
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • more generic words: dish = a particular item of prepared food; afters / dessert / sweet = a dish served as the last course of a meal
  7. a distinctive nature, character, or type
    • example: a leader in the mold of her predecessors
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • more generic words: earmark / hallmark / stylemark / trademark = a distinctive characteristic or attribute
  8. sculpture produced by molding

Alternative definition of the noun mold

noun

  1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.W
  2. A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
  3. Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
  4. The shape or pattern of a mold.
  5. General shape or form.
  6. Distinctive character or type.
  7. A fixed or restrictive pattern or form
  8. [architecture] See molding.
  9. A natural substance in the form of a woolly or furry growth of tiny fungi that appears when organic material lies for a long time exposed to (usually warm and moist) air.
  10. Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.

Definition of the verb mold

What does mold mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: molded | molding | molds

  1. form in clay, wax, etc
    • example: Did he mold his major works over a short period of time?
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Martha carvesVerbs of Creation: arrange, assemble, bake, blow, cast, chisel, churn, compile, cook, crochet, develop, embroider, erect, fashion, fold, forge, formulate, grind, grow, hack, hammer, knit, pound, roll, sculpture, sew, spin, stitch, weave, whittle
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor will build you a house for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved the baby a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]Martha carved the piece of wood into a toy
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood into a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Martha carves toys
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Asset]Martha will carve a toy out of a piece of wood for $50
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood for the baby
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] [Product]This wood carved beautiful toys
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite]There raged a fireVerbs of Existence: billow, bloom, blossom, blow, breathe, bristle, bulge, burn, cascade, corrode, decay, decompose, effervesce, erode, ferment, fester, fizz, flow, flower, foam, froth, germinate, grow, judder, moult, propagate, rage, respire, ripple, roil, rot, rust, seethe, smoke, smolder, spin, spread, sprout, stagnate, stream, suppurate, sweep, swing, tarnish, trickle, twirl, wilt, wither
      [Location - location, but not region] [Verb] with [Theme]The garden abounds with flowers | The garden flowered with roses
      [Theme] [Verb]The beer foamed | The voices echoed | Unicorns don't exist
      [Theme] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]A fire raged in the mountains | Flowers abound in the garden | The voices echoed through the hall
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]All through the mountains raged a fire
    • domain: art / artistic creation / artistic production
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • synonym of mold: model
    • more generic words: forge / form / mould / shape / work = make something, usually for a specific function
  2. become moldy; spoil due to humidity
  3. form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Martha carves
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] for [Asset]The contractor will build you a house for $100,000
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved the baby a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product]Martha carved the piece of wood into a toy
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Material] into [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a piece of wood into a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]Martha carves toys
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy for the baby
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Asset]Martha will carve a toy out of a piece of wood for $50
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material] for [Beneficiary]Martha carved a toy out of a piece of wood for the baby
      [Material - concrete object] [Verb] [Product]This wood carved beautiful toys

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): arrange, assemble, bake, blow, cast, chisel, churn, compile, cook, crochet, develop, embroider, erect, fashion, fold, forge, formulate, grind, grow, hack, hammer, knit, pound, roll, sculpture, sew, spin, stitch, weave, whittle.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • synonym of mold: cast
    • more generic words: forge / form / mould / shape / work = make something, usually for a specific function
    • more specific terms:
  4. make something, usually for a specific function
    • example: She molded the rice balls carefully
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • alternative spelling: mould
    • synonyms of mold: forge / form / shape / work
    • more generic terms: create from raw material / create from raw stuff = make from scratch
    • more specific terms:
      • carve = form by carving
      • swage / upset = form metals with a swage
      • chip = form by chipping
      • layer = make or form a layer
      • cut out = form and create by cutting out
      • machine = turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
      • grind = shape or form by grinding
      • stamp = form or cut out with a mold, form, or die
      • puddle = subject to puddling or form by puddling
      • beat = shape by beating
      • preform = form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand
      • preform = form into a shape resembling the final, desired one
      • mound = form into a rounded elevation
      • hill = form into a hill
      • roughcast = shape roughly
      • reshape / remold = shape again or shape differently
      • sinter = cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting
      • mould / cast = form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
      • throw = make on a potter's wheel
      • hand-build / handbuild / coil = make without a potter's wheel
      • sculpture / sculpt = create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
      • model / mould = form in clay, wax, etc
  5. fit tightly, follow the contours of
    • example: The dress molds her beautiful figure
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: adhere / cleave / cling / cohere / stick = come or be in close contact with
  6. shape or influence; give direction to

Alternative definition of the verb mold

verb

  1. [transitive] To shape in or on a mold.
  2. [transitive] To form into a particular shape; to give shape to.
  3. [transitive] To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence; as, a teacher who helps to mold the minds of his students
  4. [transitive] To fit closely by following the contours of.
  5. [transitive] To make a mold of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.
  6. [transitive] To ornament with moldings.
  7. [intransitive] To be shaped in or as if in a mold.

Films

  1. "Mold" is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Ali Aydın.
  2. "Mold" a.k.a. "Mold!": Government scientists create a fast-growing, genetically engineered strain of mold to wipe out cocoa fields - but this MOLD also feeds on human flesh! Stars Edward X. Young, Ardis Campbell and Lawrence George.

Character

Mold is a fictional character from the 2010 film Black Death.

Phrases with Mold

Phrase starting with the word Mold:

  1. Mold Fossil

Phrases ending with the word Mold:

  1. drip mold
  2. iron mold
  3. leaf mold
  4. Post Mold
  5. bread mold
  6. slime mold
  7. water mold
  8. potato mold
  9. Break the Mold
  10. true slime mold
  11. cellular slime mold
  12. acellular slime mold
  13. plasmodial slime mold

Other phrases containing the word Mold:

  1. blue mold fungus
  2. Short-Winged Mold Beetles

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mold

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Google previewThe Materials and Methods of Sculpture (1988)

by Jack C. Rich

A waste mold is a negative mold that has to be broken up and destroyed or ' wasted' in order to remove or release the...

Google previewSmith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law (2014)

A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional by Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr., John M. Mastin, Ronald G. Robey, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

As a practical matter, mold is a natural substance and is not similar to the typical industrial chemicals traditionally...

Google previewMoche Art and Visual Culture in Ancient Peru (2008)

by Margaret Ann Jackson

A concave mold is a cavity, generally made of plaster, gypsum, clay, rubber, or metal, in which a fluid paste or other malleable substance is given a desired form (Cohen and Hess 1993:61). A convex mold is a convex form over which clay or ...

Google previewDavid Vizard's How to Build Horsepower (2010)

by David Vizard

The top port mold is a factory stock 5.0 intake port. Its shortcomings can easily be seen. The center port is an as-cast aftermarket head and is much better in all respects. The bottom port mold is the center one after porting. Note the seat-to- port ...

Google previewMaster the Real Estate License Exam: Environmental Laws (2010)

Chapter 7 of 14 by Peterson's

Mold is an increasing problem for many people with severe allergies. Mold is a microscopic fungus that produces spores thatcancause allergicreactions in humans. Mold is foundindamp areas ...

Google previewInjection and Compression Molding Fundamentals (1987)

by Isayev

Typical Mold Configurations A mold is a mechanical apparatus which provides a rigid confined ...

Google previewWomen in Muslim Rural Society (1982)

Status and Role in Family and Community by J. Ginat

A mold is a more modest ceremony than the regular circumcision ceremony. The religious aspects are more pronounced. No professional singers are ...

Google previewSPE/ANTEC 1998 Proceedings (1998)

by Spe

toggle injection molding machine. Machine two was a Cincinnati Roboshot model number 33R, 33 ton electric molding machine. The mold is a two cavity, two plate, cold runner and ...

Google previewThe Other Book (2011)

Bewilderments of Fiction by Jordan Stump

The mold is the source of every coin produced from it, Levy says, but because the mold cannot be spent (just as the proofs cannot be sold as the book), the mold cannot be an original: there is in fact no original. The coins thereby produced are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Mold (Plastics) The cavity into which, or matrix on which, the plastic composition is placed and from which it takes form. To shape plastic parts or finished articles by heat and pressure. The assembly of all the parts that function collectively in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

MOLD BELONGS TO the fungi group and is closely related to mildew, rusts, and mushrooms. As it does not produce chlorophyll, it does not conduct photosynthesis, and so lives on matter made by other plants, by animals, or on decaying ...

Google previewCondensed Encyclopedia of Polymer Engineering Terms (2012)

by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

COMPRESSION MOLDS as correct alignment of the force and cavity during mold closing. The mold charge will be in excess of the part weight, and the excess compound is allowed to escape in a vertical direction through “bleed-outs ” or ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

mold1 A hollow form made in a special shape. A liquid or soft material is poured into a mold. When it hardens, it takes the shape of the mold.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Advanced Ceramic Materials (2012)

by R.J. Brook

and solidifies; the mold is then opened and the products, runner and sprue are ejected. Nine major cont~ rols are available to the molding machine operation, and these govern: (a) the amount of material introduced into the cylinder, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2014)

The mold is yellow, green, or black; it grows on many foods. Some species produce aflatoxins. For identification of molds, the following criteria can be used: 1. Septate or nonseptate hyphae. 2. Presence or absence of rhizoids (roots). 3.

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Quotes about Mold

Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in. (Robert Collier)
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Scrabble value of M3O1L1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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