mold mold  /ˈmoʊld/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the distinctive form in which a thing is made
  2. (n) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  3. (n) loose soil rich in organic matter
  4. (n) the process of becoming mildewed
  5. (n) a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
  6. (n) a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
  7. (n) a distinctive nature, character, or type
  8. (n) sculpture produced by molding
  9. (v) form in clay, wax, etc
  10. (v) become moldy; spoil due to humidity
  11. (v) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
  12. (v) make something, usually for a specific function
  13. (v) fit tightly, follow the contours of
  14. (v) shape or influence; give direction to

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A marvelous mold that saves lives when sulfa drugs fail was described in the British Lancet last month by Professor Howard Walter Florey and colleagues of Oxford.
  2. He correctly deduced that the mold must have released a substance that inhibited the growth of the bacteria.
  3. The penicillium mold, found in fertile soil, is cultivated in a sugary solution.

News

  1. Chesterfield family says mold problem keeps them from going home

    A Chesterfield family says mold has forced them out of their home, and the landlord just won't fix the problem. Now, both the renters and landlord are headed to court.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond

  2. Meridian board to meet Wednesday about mold

    MOUNDS — The Meridian School District 101 board will meet Wednesday to discuss and possibly act upon recent discovery of black mold inside the elementary school.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

  3. Mold removal still issue of debate for Bolivar board

    There is mold in City Hall, as countless witnesses have seen and a report released last month confirms, but what threat it poses and what costs the city should expend in its remediation are still bein
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bolivar Herald-Free Press

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Quotes

  1. "I always admired the God-given glory of his voice _ that unmistakable special timbre from the bottom up to the very top of the tenor range," Domingo said in a statement from Los Angeles. "They threw away the mold when they made Luciano. He...
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Placido Domingo Source: Washington Post

  2. "I'd like to thank the Academy for courageously breaking the mold this time, in doing so, honoring the giants upon whose shoulders I stand, some of whom like Miles Davis, John Coltrane ...... unquestionably deserved the award in the past,"...
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Herbie Hancock Source: CNN International

  3. "He always took chances," said Toni Wine, who co-wrote the 1969 Sonny Charles and the Checkmates' hit "Black Pearl" with Spector and Irwin Levine. "If he heard and felt something, he just went with it. He didn't follow any mold."
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Toni Wine Source: Forbes

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