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Mold

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Moldn. [See Mole a spot.].
     A spot; a blemish; a mole.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
Moldn. [OE. molde, AS. molde; akin to D. mul, G. mull, mulm, OHG. molt, molta, Icel. mold, Dan. muld, Sw. mull, Goth. mulda, and E. meal flour. See Meal, and cf. Mole an animal, Mull, v.].
  •  Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.  [1913 Webster]
    "The etherial mold,
    Incapable of stain.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Nature formed me of her softest mold."  [1913 Webster]
Moldv. t. 
     To cover with mold or soil.  [1913 Webster]
Moldn. [From the p. p. of OE. moulen to become moldy, to rot, prob. fr. Icel. mygla to grow musty, mugga mugginess; cf. Sw. mögla to grow moldy. See Muggy, and cf. Moldy.].
     A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.  [1913 Webster]
    " The common blue mold of cheese, the brick-red cheese mold, and the scarlet or orange strata which grow on tubers or roots stored up for use, when commencing to decay, are familiar examples. M. J. Berkley."  M. J. Berkley.  [1913 Webster]
Moldv. t. 
     To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.  [1913 Webster]
Moldv. i. 
     To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.  [1913 Webster]
Moldn. [OE. molde, OF. mole, F. moule, fr. L. modulus. See Model.].
  •  The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.  [1913 Webster]
    "The glass of fashion and the mold of form."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Cast; form; shape; character.  [1913 Webster]
    "Crowned with an architrave of antique mold."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fontanel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.  [1913 Webster]
Moldv. t. [Cf. F. mouler, OF. moler, moller. See Mold the matrix.].
  •  To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.  [1913 Webster]
    "He forgeth and moldeth metals."  [1913 Webster]
    "Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
    To mold me man?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Mold, US var. of MOULD(1), MOULD(2), MOULD(3).

THESAURUS

Mold

Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae, Platonic form, Platonic idea, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, acres, adapt, adapt to, adenovirus, adjust, adjust to, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, aesthetic form, agree with, algae, alluvion, alluvium, amoeba, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria, anatomy, animus, aptitude, arable land, archetype, architectonics, architecture, aroma, arrangement, art form, assemble, assimilate to, attribute, autophyte, bacillus, bacteria, bacterium, badge, bake, be guided by, bean, bend, bent, bias, biodegradability, biodegradation, blast, blight, block out, blood, body-build, bracken, brand, break up, breakup, breed, brown algae, bug, build, building, cachet, cancer, canker, carve, cast, casting, character, characteristic, characteristics, chase, chime in with, chisel, clan, class, clay, climber, clod, coccus, coin, color, complexion, comply, comply with, compose, composition, compound, conceit, conceive, conceptualize, concoct, conferva, confervoid, configuration, conform, conformation, constituents, constitution, construct, construction, correct, correspond, corrosion, corrupt, corruption, crasis, create, creation, creeper, crumble, crumble into dust, crust, cut, decay, decompose, decomposition, degradability, degradation, denomination, description, designation, devise, dharma, diathesis, diatom, die, differentia, differential, dilapidation, dirt, discipline, disease-producing microorganism, disintegrate, disintegration, disorganization, disposition, dissolution, distinctive feature, dream up, dry land, dry rot, dust, earmark, earth, eccentricity, echovirus, efform, elaborate, engrave, enterovirus, erect, ethos, evolve, experience imaginatively, extrude, fabric, fabricate, fabrication, fall in with, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fancy, fantasize, fashion, fashioning, feather, feature, fern, fester, fiber, fictionalize, figuration, figure, filterable virus, fire, fit, fix, flavor, follow, forge, forging, form, formalize, format, formation, formulate, found, frame, freehold, fruits and vegetables, fucus, fudge together, fungi, fungus, gangrene, gear to, genius, genre, genus, germ, get up, getup, glaze, glebe, go bad, go by, go to pieces, grain, gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, grapevine, grassland, grave, green algae, ground, gulfweed, gust, habit, hallmark, harmonize, hatch, herb, heterophyte, hew, hue, humor, humors, ideate, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, ilk, imagine, impress, impression, inclination, index, indite, individualism, inner form, insculpture, intaglio, invent, ivy, kelp, keynote, kidney, kin, kind, knead, knock out, label, land, landholdings, last, lay out, layout, leaning, legume, lentil, liana, lichen, lick into shape, line, lineaments, lithosphere, liverwort, lot, make, make conform, make up, makeup, making, manner, mannerism, manufacture, marginal land, mark, marking, marl, matrix, mature, meet, mental set, mettle, microbe, microorganism, mildew, mind, mind-set, mint, modality, mode, model, molder, molding, molds, mortify, moss, moth, moth and rust, mushroom, must, nature, necrose, negative, nonfilterable virus, number, observe, odor, organic structure, organism, organization, originate, oxidation, oxidization, parasite, parasitic plant, particularity, patch together, pathogen, pattern, patterning, pea, peculiarity, persuasion, perthophyte, pest, phylum, physique, phytoplankton, picornavirus, piece together, plan, planktonic algae, plant families, pot, predilection, predisposition, prefabricate, preference, prepare, proclivity, produce, production, propensity, property, prototype, protozoa, protozoon, puffball, pulse, punch, put together, put up, putrefy, putresce, quality, quirk, race, raise, rankle, real estate, real property, rear, reconcile, rectify, red algae, region, regolith, reovirus, resolution, rhinovirus, rickettsia, rockweed, rot, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, rub off corners, run up, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum, savor, sculp, sculpt, sculpture, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seal, seaweed, set, set up, settle, setup, shape, shaping, shoe last, significant form, singularity, slant, smack, smut, sod, soil, solder, somatotype, sort, specialty, species, sphacelate, spirillum, spirit, spirochete, spoil, spoilage, spore, stamp, staphylococcus, straighten, strain, streak, streptococcus, stripe, structure, structuring, style, subaerial deposit, subsoil, succulent, suchness, suit, suppose, suppurate, system, tailor, taint, tally with, tang, taste, tectonics, temper, temperament, template, tendency, tenor, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, texture, thallogens, the country, the like of, the likes of, thermoform, think up, throw, tissue, toadstool, token, tone, topsoil, trait, tribe, trick, trypanosome, turn, turn a pot, turn of mind, twist, type, variety, vein, vetch, vibrio, vine, virus, warp, warp and woof, way, weave, web, weld, whomp up, woodland, work, worm, wort, wrack, write, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

Mold

State

N state, condition, category, estate, lot, ease, trim, mood, pickle, plight, temper, aspect, dilemma, pass, predicament, constitution, habitude, diathesis, frame, fabric, stamp, set, fit, mold, mould, mode, modality, schesis, form, tone, tenor, turn, trim, guise, fashion, light, complexion, style, character, conditional, modal, formal, structural, organic, conditionally, as the matter stands, as things are, such being the case.

Prototype

N prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type, archetype, antitype, protoplast, module, exemplar, example, ensample, paradigm, lay-figure, text, copy, design, fugleman, keynote, die, mold, matrix, last, plasm, proplasm, protoplasm, mint, seal, punch, intaglio, negative, stamp, a precedent embalms a principle, exempla sunt odiosa.

Uncleanness

N uncleanness, impurity, immundity, immundicity, impurity, defilement, contamination, defoedation, soilure, soiliness, abomination, leaven, taint, tainture, fetor, decay, putrescence, putrefaction, corruption, mold, must, mildew, dry rot, mucor, rubigo, slovenry, slovenliness, squalor, dowdy, drab, slut, malkin, slattern, sloven, slammerkin, slammock, slummock, scrub, draggle-tail, mudlark, dust-man, sweep, beast, dirt, filth, soil, slop, dust, cobweb, flue, smoke, soot, smudge, smut, grit, grime, raff, sossle, sozzle, sordes, dregs, grounds, lees, argol, sediment, settlement heeltap, dross, drossiness, mother, precipitate, scoriae, ashes, cinders, recrement, slag, scum, froth, hogwash, ditchwater, dishwater, bilgewater, rinsings, cheeseparings, sweepings, offscourings, outscourings, off scum, caput mortuum, residuum, sprue, fecula, clinker, draff, scurf, scurfiness, exuviae, morphea, fur, furfur, dandruff, tartar, riffraff, vermin, louse, flea, bug, chinch, mud, mire, quagmire, alluvium, silt, sludge, slime, slush, slosh, sposh, spawn, offal, gurry, lientery, garbage, carrion, excreta, slough, peccant humor, pus, matter, suppuration, lienteria, faeces, feces, excrement, ordure, dung, crap, shit, sewage, sewerage, muck, coprolite, guano, manure, compost, dunghill, colluvies, mixen, midden, bog, laystall, sink, privy, jakes, toilet, john, head, cess, cesspool, sump, sough, cloaca, latrines, drain, sewer, common sewer, Cloacina, dust hole, sty, pigsty, lair, den, Augean stable, sink of corruption, slum, rookery, dirty, filthy, grimy, unclean, impure, soiled, not to be handled with kid gloves, dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, smoky, thick, turbid, dreggy, slimy, mussy, slovenly, untidy, messy, uncleanly, unkempt, sluttish, dowdy, draggle-tailed, uncombed, unscoured, unswept, unwiped, unwashed, unstrained, unpurified, squalid, lutose, slammocky, slummocky, sozzly, nasty, coarse, foul, offensive, abominable, beastly, reeky, reechy, fetid, decayed, moldy, musty, mildewed, rusty, moth-eaten, mucid, rancid, weak, bad, gone bad, etercoral, lentiginous, touched, fusty, effete, reasty, rotten, corrupt, tainted, high, flyblown, maggoty, putrid, putrefactive, putrescent, putrefied, saprogenic, saprogenous, purulent, carious, peccant, fecal, feculent, stercoraceous, excrementitious, scurfy, scurvy, impetiginous, gory, bloody, rotting, rotten as a pear, rotten as cheese, crapulous, gross, fimetarious, fimicolous, they that touch pitch will be defiled.

VB be unclean, become unclean, rot, putrefy, ferment, fester, rankle, reek, stink, mold, molder, go bad, render unclean, dirt, dirty, daub, blot, blur, smudge, smutch, soil, smoke, tarnish, slaver, spot, smear, smirch, begrease, dabble, drabble, draggle, daggle, spatter, slubber, besmear, bemire, beslime, begrime, befoul, splash, stain, distain, maculate, sully, pollute, defile, debase, contaminate, taint, leaven, corrupt, cover with dust, drabble in the mud, roil, wallow in the mire, slobber, slabber.

Use

VB 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, play, play off, exert, exercise, practice, avail oneself of, profit by, resort to, have recourse to, recur to, take betake oneself to, take up with, take advantage of, lay one's hands on, try, render useful, mold, turn to account, turn to use, convert to use, utilize, work up, call into play, bring into play, put into requisition, call forth, draw forth, press into service, enlist into the service, bring to bear upon, devote, dedicate, consecrate, apply, adhibit, dispose of, make a handle of, make a cat's-paw of, fall back upon, make a shift with, make the most of, make the best of, use up, swallow up, consume, absorb, expend, tax, task, wear, put to task.

Conversion

VB be converted into, become, get, wax, come to, turn to, turn into, evolve into, develop into, turn out, lapse, shift, run into, fall into, pass into, slide into, glide into, grow into, ripen into, open into, resolve itself into, settle into, merge into, emerge as, melt, grow, come round to, mature, mellow, assume the form of, assume the shape of, assume the state of, assume the nature of, assume the character of, illapse, begin a new phase, assume a new phase, undergo a change, convert into, resolve into, make, render, mold, form, remodel, new model, refound, reform, reorganize, assimilate to, bring to, reduce to.

Form

N form, figure, shape, conformation, configuration, make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib, stamp, type, cast, mold, fashion, contour, structure, plasmature, feature, lineament, turn, phase, posture, attitude, pose, morphism, isomorphism, forming, formation, figuration, efformation, sculpture, plasmation, formed, plastic, fictile, formative, fluid, plasmic, isomorphous, pleomorphic, protean, changeable.

VB form, shape, figure, fashion, efform, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast, rough hew, rough cast, sketch, block out, hammer out, trim, lick into shape, put into shape, model, knead, work up into, set, mold, sculpture, cast, stamp, build.

Texture

N texture, structure (form), organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction, framework, carcass, architecture, stratification, cleavage, substance, stuff, compages, parenchyma, constitution, staple, organism, organography, osteology, myology, splanchnology, neurology, angiography, adeology, angiography, adenography, texture, surface texture, intertexture, contexture, tissue, grain, web, surface, warp and woof, warp and weft, tooth, nap, flatness (smoothness), fineness of grain, coarseness of grain, dry goods, silk, satin, muslin, burlap, histology, structural, organic, anatomic, anatomical, textural, textile, fine grained, coarse grained, fine, delicate, subtile, gossamery, filmy, silky, satiny, coarse, homespun, rough, gritty, smooth, smooth as silk, smooth as satin.

Land

N land, earth, ground, dry land, terra firma, continent, mainland, peninsula, chersonese, delta, tongue of land, neck of land, isthmus, oasis, promontory, highland, coast, shore, scar, strand, beach, playa, bank, lea, seaboard, seaside, seabank, seacoast, seabeach, ironbound coast, loom of the land, derelict, innings, alluvium, alluvion, ancon, riverbank, river bank, levee, soil, glebe, clay, loam, marl, cledge, chalk, gravel, mold, subsoil, clod, clot, rock, crag, acres, real estate, landsman, earthy, continental, midland, coastal, littoral, riparian, alluvial, terrene, landed, predial, territorial, geophilous, ripicolous, ashore, on shore, on land.

Vegetable

N vegetable, vegetable kingdom, flora, verdure, plant, tree, shrub, bush, creeper, herb, herbage, grass, annual, perennial, biennial, triennial, exotic, timber, forest, wood, woodlands, timberland, hurst, frith, holt, weald, park, chase, greenwood, brake, grove, copse, coppice, bocage, tope, clump of trees, thicket, spinet, spinney, underwood, brushwood, scrub, boscage, bosk, ceja, chaparal, motte, arboretum, bush, jungle, prairie, heath, heather, fern, bracken, furze, gorse, whin, grass, turf, pasture, pasturage, turbary, sedge, rush, weed, fungus, mushroom, toadstool, lichen, moss, conferva, mold, growth, alfalfa, alfilaria, banyan, blow, blowth, floret, petiole, pin grass, timothy, yam, yew, zinnia, foliage, branch, bough, ramage, stem, tigella, spray, leaf, flower, blossom, bine, flowering plant, timber tree, fruit tree, pulse, legume, vegetable, vegetal, vegetive, vegitous, herbaceous, herbal, botanic, sylvan, silvan, arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arborical, woody, grassy, verdant, verdurous, floral, mossy, lignous, ligneous, wooden, leguminous, vosky, cespitose, turf-like, turfy, endogenous, exogenous, green-robed senators of mighty woods, this is the forest primeval.

Representation

VB copy, drawing, sketch, drought, draft, plot, chart, figure, scheme, image, likeness, icon, portrait, striking likeness, speaking likeness, very image, effigy, facsimile, figure, figure head, puppet, doll, figurine, aglet, manikin, lay- figure, model, mammet, marionette, fantoccini, waxwork, bust, statue, statuette, ideograph, hieroglyphic, anaglyph, kanji, diagram, monogram, map, plan, chart, ground plan, projection, elevation (plan), ichnography, cartography, atlas, outline, scheme, view, radiograph, scotograph, sciagraph, spectrogram, heliogram, V, represent, delineate, depict, depicture, portray, take a likeness, catch a likeness, hit off, photograph, daguerreotype, snapshot, figure, shadow forth, shadow out, adumbrate, body forth, describe, trace, copy, mold, dress up, illustrate, symbolize, paint, carve, engrave, personate, personify, impersonate, assume a character, pose as, act, play, mimic, hold the mirror up to nature.

Sculpture

VB sculpture, carve, cut, chisel, model, mold, cast.


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