Definition of mould :
1. A fontanel.
2. A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
3. A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
4. A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.
5. Alt. of Mouldy
6. Cast; form; shape; character.
7. Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.
8. Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.
9. That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.
10. The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
11. To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
12. To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
13. To cover with mold or soil.
14. To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
15. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.
16. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
17. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
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prototype (part of speech: noun)
- Between the man of to- day and the man of an earlier generation the vital distinction is not that the present day one is, as an organism, better, that he has keener sight, or stronger muscles, or a brain of greater capacity, but that he has a truer perception of things, and in virtue of his enlarged knowledge is able to mould natural forces, including the impulses of his own nature, in a more desirable manner. - "A Grammar of Freethought", Chapman Cohen.
- " This is only fit to mix with copper and make brass," said the agent, throwing down the mould. - "Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines", R.M. Ballantyne.
- And Age's rigid mould, His energetic axe hath rung Within that Forest old. - "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood", Thomas Hood.