mold

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Noun 1[change]

Singular
mold

Plural
molds

  1. (countable) A mold is a hollow form in which a liquid or plastic object is made.
    The metal sword was made using a mold.
  2. (countable) A mold is a frame or model around which an object is made.
    The gel dummy was made using a mold.
  3. (countable) A mold is the shape or pattern of a mold.
  4. (countable) A mold is a general shape or form of something.
  5. (countable) A mold is a particular character or type of something.

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Noun 2[change]

Singular
mold

Plural
molds

  1. (countable) A mold is a natural furry growth of small fungus that appears when living material is left out in the open.
    Because the bread was left out overnight, mold grew on it.

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Plain form
mold

Third-person singular
molds

Past tense
molded

Past participle
molded

Present participle
molding

  1. (transitive) If you mold something, you make it in a mold.
  2. (transitive) If you mold something, you shape it into a particular form or shape.
    The molten metal was molded into a sword.
  3. (transitive) If you mold something, you guide the growth or development of someone.
    A teacher molds their students into educated adults.
  4. (transitive) If you mold something, you decorate it with moldings.
    The interior of the house was molded today.

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