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English noun: mould

1. mould (substance) loose soil rich in organic matter


Synonymsmold


Broader (hypernym)dirt, soil


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

2. mould (shape) the distinctive form in which a thing is made


SamplesPottery of this cast was found throughout the region.


Synonymscast, mold, stamp


Broader (hypernym)solid

3. mould (process) the process of becoming mildewed


Synonymsmildew, mold


Broader (hypernym)spoilage, spoiling

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


Synonymsmold


Broader (hypernym)fungus


Narrower (hyponym)mucor, rhizopus, water mold

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


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


Synonymsmold


Broader (hypernym)afters, dessert, dish, sweet

6. mould (attribute) a distinctive nature, character, or type


SamplesA leader in the mold of her predecessors.


Synonymsmold


Broader (hypernym)earmark, hallmark, stylemark, trademark

7. mould (artifact) sculpture produced by molding


Synonymsclay sculpture, modeling, mold, molding, moulding


Broader (hypernym)sculpture

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


Synonymscast, mold


Broader (hypernym)container


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


English verb: mould

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


SamplesModel a head with clay.


Synonymsmodel, mold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

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


SamplesCast a bronze sculpture.


Synonymscast, mold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


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

3. mould (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, mold, 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









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