A mold, or mould, is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae.

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  1. A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
  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.
    the oval mold of her face
  6. Distinctive character or type.
    a leader in the mold of her predecessors
  7. A fixed or restrictive pattern or form
    His method of scientific investigation broke the mold and led to a new discovery.
  8. A group of moldings.
    the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts
  9. A fontanelle.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. 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.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.


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

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
  2. To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. To cover with mold or soil.

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