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mould

  
[1]   ,   (U.S.)   mold  
      n  
1    a shaped cavity used to give a definite form to fluid or plastic material  
2    a frame on which something may be constructed  
3    something shaped in or made on a mould  
4    shape, form, design, or pattern  
5    specific nature, character, or type  
heroic mould     
      vb   tr  
6    to make in a mould  
7    to shape or form, as by using a mould  
8    to influence or direct  
to mould opinion     
9    to cling to  
the skirt moulds her figure     
10      (Metallurgy)   to make (a material such as sand) into a mould that is used in casting  
     (C13 (n): changed from Old French modle, from Latin modulus a small measure, module)  
  mouldable     (U.S.)  
  moldable      adj  
  mouldability     (U.S.)  
  moldability      n  
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mould   [2]   ,   (U.S.)   mold  
      n  
1    a coating or discoloration caused by various saprotrophic fungi that develop in a damp atmosphere on the surface of stored food, fabrics, wallpaper, etc.  
2    any of the fungi that causes this growth  
      vb  
3    to become or cause to become covered with this growth,   (Also called)    mildew  
     (C15: dialect (Northern English) mowlde mouldy, from the past participle of moulen to become mouldy, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse mugla mould)  

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mould   [3]   ,   (U.S.)   mold  
      n  
1    loose soil, esp. when rich in organic matter  
2    Poetic   the earth  
     (Old English molde; related to Old High German molta soil, Gothic mulde)  

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mould

  
[1]  
      n  
1    cast, die, form, matrix, pattern, shape, stamp  
2    brand, build, configuration, construction, cut, design, fashion, form, format, frame, kind, line, make, pattern, shape, stamp, structure, style  
3    calibre, character, ilk, kidney, kind, nature, quality, sort, stamp, type  
      vb  
4    carve, cast, construct, create, fashion, forge, form, make, model, sculpt, shape, stamp, work  
5    affect, control, direct, form, influence, make, shape  

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mould   [2]  
      n   blight, fungus, mildew, mouldiness, mustiness  

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mould   [3]  
      n   dirt, earth, humus, loam, soil  

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