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Definition of the noun moult
What does moult mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: moults
- periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
Alternative definition of the noun moult
- The process of shedding or losing a covering of fur, feathers or skin etc.
Definition of the verb moult
What does moult mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: moulted | moulting | moults
- cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] There raged a fire [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
Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): billow, bloom, blossom, blow, breathe, bristle, bulge, burn, cascade, corrode, decay, decompose, effervesce, erode, ferment, fester, fizz, flow, flower, foam, froth, germinate, grow, judder, mold, propagate, rage, respire, ripple, roil, rot, rust, seethe, smoke, smolder, spin, spread, sprout, stagnate, stream, suppurate, sweep, swing, tarnish, trickle, twirl, wilt, wither.
- lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
- alternative spelling: molt
- synonyms of moult: exuviate / shed / slough
- more generic terms: cast / cast off / drop / shake off / shed / throw / throw away / throw off = get rid of
- more specific terms: desquamate / peel off = peel off in scales
Alternative definition of the verb moult
- [intransitive] To shed or lose a covering of fur, feathers or skin etc.
Moult is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. The commune is situated about 16 kilometers from Caen on French Highway 13. It is in the valley of the Muance.
- also known as Moult, France; Moult, Calvados
- part of Calvados
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Moult
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Canaries - A Complete and Practical Guide to the Breeding, Exhibiting and General Management of These Popular Birds (2013)
by C. A. House
THE MOULT is a natural process ordained by Nature, and when birds are properly cared for it should not be the cause of any special anxiety to the owner. The process of throwing the feathers in a bird is very like the shedding of its leaves by a ...
Understanding Bird Behaviour (2015)
by Stephen Moss
The problem with even a partial moult is that during the intermediate stage when some feathers are old ones, and others new, the bird is at its least effective in terms of flight, keeping warm or attracting a mate. For this reason, almost all birds ...
The final moult is the metamorphosis between caterpillar and chrysalis or pupa. The pupa has a harder outer skin than the larva and barely moves at all. However, inside, its tissues liquefy and it develops into the adult insect. The time for this ...
Barn Owls (2004)
Predator-Prey Relationships and Conservation by Iain Taylor
Moult is a major event in a bird's annual cycle and, like breeding, is usually undertaken at a particular time. It requires a significant increase in energy expenditure: most studies have estimated a value of 5-30% above resting level ( West 1968, ...
The moult is a strain on the vitality of any fowl. Besides maintaining the body, the food must furnish material for the new pulmage, and unless the food contains the required components in adequate quantity impairment When a fowl is in fine ...
Pacific Fancier (1906)
An early moult is a quick one. A late moult is a slow one, caused by the fact that the atmospherical surroundings are not so favorable, and that as a consequence the moult is retarded, and very often unforeseen and undesirable complications ...
Sylvia Warblers (2010)
Identification, taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Sylvia by Andreas Helbig, Gabriel Gargallo, Hadoram Shirihai
More frequent than complete moult is the replacement of only some primaries; this has been noted in nearly all species wintering in the Palearctic, and is especially fre- quent in those inhabiting southern regions year-round. Cyprus Warbler ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1898)
a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes
still continues to moult probably through its entire lifetime, even to extreme old age.1 In casting its shell a crab not only parts with every joint and plate of its limbs and carapace, of its long and slender antennas, its external eyes talks, the plates ...
by D. S. Mills, Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde
After the moult, egg production will peak at a slightly lower level than before, but the eggs will be of a higher quality. Forced moulting is performed after the hens have had a year of egg production and when the numbers of eggs laid have ...
by W. Rubinstein, Michael A. Jolles
MOULT,THOMAS (1893 –19 ...
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Scrabble value of M3O1U1L1T1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine