English dictionary



Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English noun: mold

1. mold (shape) the distinctive form in which a thing is made


SamplesPottery of this cast was found throughout the region.


Synonymscast, mould, stamp


Broader (hypernym)solid

2. mold (artifact) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens


Synonymscast, mould


Broader (hypernym)container


Narrower (hyponym)form, matrix, pig, pig bed, sandbox

3. mold (substance) loose soil rich in organic matter


Synonymsmould


Broader (hypernym)dirt, soil


Narrower (hyponym)leaf mold, leaf mould, leaf soil

4. mold (process) the process of becoming mildewed


Synonymsmildew, mould


Broader (hypernym)spoilage, spoiling

5. mold (plant) a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter


Synonymsmould


Broader (hypernym)fungus


Narrower (hyponym)mucor, rhizopus, water mold

6. mold (food) a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold


SamplesA lobster mold.
A gelatin dessert made in a mold.


Synonymsmould


Broader (hypernym)afters, dessert, dish, sweet

7. mold (attribute) a distinctive nature, character, or type


SamplesA leader in the mold of her predecessors.


Synonymsmould


Broader (hypernym)earmark, hallmark, stylemark, trademark

8. mold (artifact) sculpture produced by molding


Synonymsclay sculpture, modeling, molding, mould, moulding


Broader (hypernym)sculpture


English verb: mold

1. mold (creation) form in clay, wax, etc


SamplesModel a head with clay.


ExamplesDid he mold his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsmodel, mould


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

2. mold (change) become moldy; spoil due to humidity


SamplesThe furniture molded in the old house.


Synonymsmildew


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)dry-rot, smut

3. mold (creation) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold


SamplesCast a bronze sculpture.


Synonymscast, mould


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work


Narrower (hyponym)press, press out, recast, remold, remould, sand cast

4. mold (creation) make something, usually for a specific function


SamplesShe molded the rice balls carefully.
Form cylinders from the dough.
Shape a figure.
Work the metal into a sword.


Synonymsforge, form, mould, shape, work


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff


Narrower (hyponym)beat, carve, cast, chip, coil, cut out, grind, hand-build, handbuild, hill, layer, machine, model, mold, mold, mould, mould, mound, preform, preform, puddle, remold, reshape, roughcast, sculpt, sculpture, sinter, stamp, swage, throw, upset


Verb groupprocess, work, work on

5. mold (contact) fit tightly, follow the contours of


SamplesThe dress molds her beautiful figure.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick

6. mold (cognition) shape or influence; give direction to


SamplesExperience often determines ability.
Mold public opinion.


Synonymsdetermine, influence, regulate, shape


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Narrower (hyponym)carry weight, decide, disincline, dispose, incline, index, indispose, miscreate, pace, predetermine, reshape, time









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk