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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 mould in the sense of this definition

(mould 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 mould ) a mold for setting concrete

"they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"

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

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

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

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

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

  • a leader in the mold of her predecessors

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

(mould 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 mould or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

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

"she prepared a special dish for dinner"

(mould 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 mould in the sense of this definition

(mould 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 mould ) any mold of the genus Mucor

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

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

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

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

(mould 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 mould or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

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

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

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 9: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold - [verb of creation]

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

  • cast a bronze sculpture

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

(mould 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 mould ) press from a plastic

"press a record"

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

"The bell cracked and had to be recast"

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

Definition 10: make something, usually for a specific function - [verb of creation]

Samples where mould 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 mould in the sense of this definition

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

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

"Carve a flower from the ice"

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

"mound earth"

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

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

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

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

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

"cast a bronze sculpture"

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

"she threw a beautiful teapot"

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

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

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

"sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"

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

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

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

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

"They chipped their names in the stone"

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

"layer the different colored sands"

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

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

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

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

"grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

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

"stamp needles"

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

"puddle iron"

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

"beat swords into ploughshares"

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

"model a head with clay"

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

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

Definition 11: form in clay, wax, etc - [verb of creation]

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

  • model a head with clay

Synonyms for mould in the sense of this definition

(mould 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"

(mould 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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