- moldmold1 [mōld]n.[ME moolde < OFr molle, earlier modle < L modulus: see MODULE]1. a pattern, hollow form, or matrix for giving a certain shape to something in a plastic or molten state2. a frame, shaped core, etc. on or around which something is modeled3. a pattern after which something is formed; model4. something formed or shaped in or on, or as if in or on, a mold; often, specif., a gelatin dessert, aspic, etc. so prepared5.a) the form or shape given by a moldb) form or shape in general6. distinctive character or nature [men of his mold]7. Archit. a molding or group of moldingsvt.1. to make or shape in or on, or as if in or on, a mold2. to work into a certain form or shape; shape3. to have a strong or important influence on (public opinion, thought, etc.)4. to fit closely to the outline or contours of5. to ornament by or with molding6. to make a mold of or from in order to make a castingmoldableadj.moldern.mold2 [mōld]n.[ME moul, mowlde, mold, mildew < or akin to ON mygla < IE base * meug-, *meuk-: see MEEK; sp. prob. infl. by MOLD3]1. a downy or furry growth on the surface of organic matter, caused by fungi, esp. in the presence of dampness or decay2. any fungus producing such a growth3. any plant disease, as snowmold, caused by such fungusvt., vi.[< ME moulen (with unhistoric -d-]to make or become moldymold3 [mōld]n.[ME mold < OE molde, dust, ground, earth, akin to Goth mulda < IE base * mel-, to rub away, grind > L molere, to grind, MILL1]1. loose, soft, easily worked soil, esp. when rich with decayed animal or vegetable matter and good for growing plants2. Archaic earth or ground
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.