150 pxCast and mold




  • To shape in or on a mold; to form into a particular shape; to give shape to.
  • To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence
  • To fit closely by following the contours of.
  • To make a mold of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.
  • To ornament with moldings.
  • To be shaped in or as if in a mold.
  • To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
  • To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
  • To cover with mold or soil.


  • From Middle English molde, from Old French modle, mole, from Latin modulus, from Latin modus. module, and model.
  • Image:Penicilliummandarijntjes.jpg|thumb|right|150 px|Penicillium mold on mandarin oranges
  • From Middle English mowlde, noun use and alteration of mowled, past participle of mowlen, moulen, from Old Norse mygla (compare dialectal Danish mugle), from Proto-Germanic *muglōną, diminutive and denominative of *mukiz 'soft substance' (compare Old Norse myki, mykr), from Proto-Indo-European *mewk- ("slick, soft"). More at muck and meek.
  • From Middle English molde, from Old English molde, from Proto-Germanic *muldō ("dirt, soil") (compare Old Frisian molde, Middle Dutch moude, Dutch moude, obsolete German Molte, Norwegian Bokmål mold, and Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌻𐌳𐌰), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Old Irish moll ("bran"), Lithuanian mìltai ("flour")), from *melh₂-. More at meal.
  • From Middle English molde, from Old English molda, molde, from Proto-West Germanic *moldō, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥Hdʰṓ; exactly parallel to Sanskrit मूर्धन्.

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