Mold Definition

Define what is Mold?

1. mold, stamp, mould, cast (noun)

the distinctive form in which a thing is made.

  • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region.
Synonyms: stamp, mould, cast

solid noun
a three-dimensional shape.

2. mold, mould, model (verb)

form in clay, wax, etc.

  • model a head with clay.
Synonyms: mould, model

SHAPE, mould, mold, form, forge, work verb
make something, usually for a specific function.

3. mildew, mold (verb)

become moldy; spoil due to humidity.

  • The furniture molded in the old house.
Synonyms: mildew

change verb
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.


smut verb
become affected with smut.

dry-rot verb
affect or be affected with dry rot.

4. cast, mold, mould (noun)

container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.

    Synonyms: cast, mould

    container noun
    any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another).


    form noun
    a mold for setting concrete.

    matrix noun
    mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface.

    pig bed, pig noun
    mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast.

    sandbox noun
    mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal.

    5. mould, mold (noun)

    loose soil rich in organic matter.

      Synonyms: mould

      dirt, soil noun
      the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.


      leaf mold, leaf mould, leaf soil noun
      soil composed mainly of decaying leaves.

      6. mould, mold, cast (verb)

      form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold.

      • cast a bronze sculpture.
      Synonyms: mould, cast

      SHAPE, mould, mold, form, forge, work verb
      make something, usually for a specific function.


      press out, press verb
      press from a plastic.

      remold, remould, recast verb
      cast again.

      sand cast verb
      pour molten metal into a mold of sand.

      7. mildew, mould, mold (noun)

      the process of becoming mildewed.

        Synonyms: mildew, mould

        spoiling, spoilage noun
        the process of becoming spoiled.

        8. SHAPE, mould, mold, form, forge, work (verb)

        make something, usually for a specific function.

        • She molded the rice balls carefully.
        • Form cylinders from the dough.
        • shape a figure.
        • Work the metal into a sword.
        Synonyms: SHAPE, mould, form, forge, work

        carve verb
        form by carving.

        swage, upset verb
        form metals with a swage.

        chip verb
        form by chipping.

        layer verb
        make or form a layer.

        cut out verb
        form and create by cutting out.

        machine verb
        turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery.

        grind verb
        shape or form by grinding.

        stamp verb
        form or cut out with a mold, form, or die.

        puddle verb
        subject to puddling or form by puddling.

        beat verb
        shape by beating.

        preform verb
        form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand.

        preform verb
        form into a shape resembling the final, desired one.

        mound verb
        form into a rounded elevation.

        Hill verb
        form into a hill.

        roughcast verb
        shape roughly.

        remold, reshape verb
        shape again or shape differently.

        sinter verb
        cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting.

        mould, mold, cast verb
        form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold.

        throw verb
        make on a potter's wheel.

        hand-build, handbuild, coil verb
        make without a potter's wheel.

        sculpt, sculpture verb
        create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material.

        mold, mould, model verb
        form in clay, wax, etc.

        9. mould, mold (noun)

        a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter.

          Synonyms: mould

          fungus noun
          an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia.


          mucor noun
          any mold of the genus Mucor.

          rhizopus noun
          any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus.

          water mold noun
          parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil.

          10. mold (verb)

          fit tightly, follow the contours of.

          • The dress molds her beautiful figure.

          cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick verb
          come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.

          11. SHAPE, determine, influence, regulate, mold (verb)

          shape or influence; give direction to.

          • experience often determines ability.
          • mold public opinion.

          cause, DO, make verb
          give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.


          dispose, incline verb
          make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief.

          disincline, indispose verb
          make unwilling.

          miscreate verb
          shape or form or make badly.

          carry weight verb
          have influence to a specified degree.

          decide verb
          influence or determine.

          reshape verb
          shape anew or differently.

          time verb
          set the speed, duration, or execution of.

          index verb
          adjust through indexation.

          pace verb
          regulate or set the pace of.

          predetermine verb
          determine beforehand.

          12. mould, mold (noun)

          a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold.

          • a lobster mold.
          • a gelatin dessert made in a mold.
          Synonyms: mould

          dish noun
          a particular item of prepared food.

          afters, dessert, Sweet noun
          a dish served as the last course of a meal.

          13. mould, mold (noun)

          a distinctive nature, character, or type.

          • a leader in the mold of her predecessors.
          Synonyms: mould

          hallmark, stylemark, trademark, earmark noun
          a distinctive characteristic or attribute.

          14. clay sculpture, modeling, moulding, molding, mould, mold (noun)

          sculpture produced by molding.


            sculpture noun
            a three-dimensional work of plastic art.

            Nearby Terms

            moldable (adjective satellite)
            capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)

            Moldavia (noun)
            a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991

            moldboard (noun)
            wedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrow

            moldboard plow (noun)
            plow that has a moldboard

            molded (adjective satellite)
            shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)

            molded salad (noun)
            salad of meats or vegetables in gelatin

            molder (verb)
            break down

            moldiness (noun)
            the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

            molding (noun)
            the act of creating something by casting it in a mold

            Moldova (noun)
            a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991

            Moldovan (adjective)
            of or relating to or characteristic of Moldova or its people or culture

            Moldovan monetary unit (noun)
            monetary unit in Moldova

            moldy (adjective satellite)
            covered with or smelling of mold

            mole (noun)
            the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

            mole cricket (noun)
            digs in moist soil and feeds on plant roots