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Definition 1: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) 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)

(... is a kind of mold ) a mold for setting concrete

"they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"

(... is a kind of mold ) mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface

(... is a kind of mold ) mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

(... is a kind of mold ) mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal

Definition 2: sculpture produced by molding - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) a three-dimensional work of plastic art

Definition 3: a distinctive nature, character, or type - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a leader in the mold of her predecessors

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) a distinctive characteristic or attribute

Definition 4: a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold - [noun denoting food]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lobster mold
  • a gelatin dessert made in a mold

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) a particular item of prepared food

"she prepared a special dish for dinner"

(mold is a kind of ...) a dish served as the last course of a meal

Definition 5: a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

(... is a kind of mold ) any mold of the genus Mucor

(... is a kind of mold ) any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus

(... is a kind of mold ) parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil

Definition 6: the process of becoming mildewed - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) the process of becoming spoiled

Definition 7: the distinctive form in which a thing is made - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) a three-dimensional shape

Definition 8: loose soil rich in organic matter - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

(... is a kind of mold ) soil composed mainly of decaying leaves

Definition 9: become moldy; spoil due to humidity - [verb of change]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The furniture molded in the old house

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of mold ) become affected with smut

"the corn smutted and could not be eaten"

(... is a kind of mold ) affect or be affected with dry rot

Definition 10: shape or influence; give direction to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • experience often determines ability
  • mold public opinion

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of mold ) determine beforehand

(... is a kind of mold ) regulate or set the pace of

"Pace your efforts"

(... is a kind of mold ) adjust through indexation

"The government indexes wages and prices"

(... is a kind of mold ) set the speed, duration, or execution of

"we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"

(... is a kind of mold ) shape anew or differently

"The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country"

(... is a kind of mold ) influence or determine

"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

(... is a kind of mold ) have influence to a specified degree

"Her opinion carries a lot of weight"

(... is a kind of mold ) shape or form or make badly

"Our miscreated fantasies"

(... is a kind of mold ) make unwilling

(... is a kind of mold ) make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

"Their language inclines us to believe them"

Definition 11: fit tightly, follow the contours of - [verb of contact]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dress molds her beautiful figure

(mold is a kind of ...) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

"The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

Definition 12: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold - [verb of creation]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cast a bronze sculpture

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of mold ) press from a plastic

"press a record"

(... is a kind of mold ) cast again

"The bell cracked and had to be recast"

(... is a kind of mold ) pour molten metal into a mold of sand

Definition 13: make something, usually for a specific function - [verb of creation]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She molded the rice balls carefully
  • Form cylinders from the dough
  • shape a figure
  • Work the metal into a sword

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of mold ) form by carving

"Carve a flower from the ice"

(... is a kind of mold ) form into a rounded elevation

"mound earth"

(... is a kind of mold ) form into a hill

(... is a kind of mold ) shape roughly

(... is a kind of mold ) shape again or shape differently

(... is a kind of mold ) cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting

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

"cast a bronze sculpture"

(... is a kind of mold ) make on a potter's wheel

"she threw a beautiful teapot"

(... is a kind of mold ) make without a potter's wheel

"This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"

(... is a kind of mold ) create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

"sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

(... is a kind of mold ) form into a shape resembling the final, desired one

(... is a kind of mold ) form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand

(... is a kind of mold ) form metals with a swage

(... is a kind of mold ) form by chipping

"They chipped their names in the stone"

(... is a kind of mold ) make or form a layer

"layer the different colored sands"

(... is a kind of mold ) form and create by cutting out

"Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"

(... is a kind of mold ) turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery

(... is a kind of mold ) shape or form by grinding

"grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

(... is a kind of mold ) form or cut out with a mold, form, or die

"stamp needles"

(... is a kind of mold ) subject to puddling or form by puddling

"puddle iron"

(... is a kind of mold ) shape by beating

"beat swords into ploughshares"

(... is a kind of mold ) form in clay, wax, etc

"model a head with clay"

(mold has a similar meaning as ...) shape, form, or improve a material

"work stone into tools" "process iron" "work the metal"

Definition 14: form in clay, wax, etc - [verb of creation]

Samples where mold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • model a head with clay

Synonyms for mold in the sense of this definition

(mold is a kind of ...) 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"

(mold belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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