- 1. Any of various fungi that produce an abundant woolly network of threadlike strands which may be white, grey-green or black in colour.
2. A woolly growth of this sort on foods, plants, etc. See also mildew.
- Thesaurus: mildew, fungus, rust, smut, lichen.
- 1. A hollow, shaped container into which a liquid substance is poured so that it takes on the container's shape when it cools and sets.
2. Food, eg a jelly or other pudding that has been shaped in such a container.
3. Nature, character or personality.
- Example: We need a leader in the traditional mould
- Thesaurus: form, cast, image.
5. now rare, technical
- Form, model or pattern.
- 1. To shape something in or using a mould.
2a. To shape (a substance) with the hands;
- Example: moulded the clay in her hands
- Example: moulded a pot out of the clay
3. To fit, or make something fit, tightly.
- Example: The dress was moulded to her body
- Example: moulding his pupils into future leaders
- Thesaurus: form, fashion, create, make.
- Form: mould something into something (especially)
- Form: mould someone into something
- 1. Loose soft soil that is rich in decayed organic matter.
- Example: leaf mould