Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mold

8 senses of mold

Sense 1
cast, mold, mould, stamp -- (the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region")
       => solid -- (a three-dimensional shape)

Sense 2
mold, mould, cast -- (container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens)
       => container -- (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))

Sense 3
mold, mould -- (loose soil rich in organic matter)
       => soil, dirt -- (the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock)

Sense 4
mildew, mold, mould -- (the process of becoming mildewed)
       => spoilage, spoiling -- (the process of becoming spoiled)

Sense 5
mold, mould -- (a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter)
       => fungus -- (an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia)

Sense 6
mold, mould -- (a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; "a lobster mold"; "a gelatin dessert made in a mold")
       => dish -- (a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner")
       => dessert, sweet, afters -- (a dish served as the last course of a meal)

Sense 7
mold, mould -- (a distinctive nature, character, or type; "a leader in the mold of her predecessors")
       => hallmark, trademark, earmark, stylemark -- (a distinctive characteristic or attribute)

Sense 8
mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture -- (sculpture produced by molding)
       => sculpture -- (a three-dimensional work of plastic art)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mold

6 senses of mold

Sense 1
model, mold, mould -- (form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (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")

Sense 2
mold, mildew -- (become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house")
       => change -- (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")

Sense 3
cast, mold, mould -- (form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (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")

Sense 4
shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (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")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 5
mold -- (fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure")
       => cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere -- (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")

Sense 6
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

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