mould

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Etymology 1[edit]

Via Middle English molde, moulde and Old French molde, from Latin modulus.

Noun[edit]

mould (countable and uncountable, plural moulds)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling, Australian spelling) Alternative spelling of mold (hollow form or matrix)
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Verb[edit]

mould (third-person singular simple present moulds, present participle moulding, simple past and past participle moulded)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling, Australian spelling) Alternative spelling of mold (to shape in a mould)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mowlde, noun use and alteration of mowled, past participle of moulen, mawlen (to grow moldy), from Old Norse mygla (compare dialectal Danish mugle), from Proto-Germanic *muglōną, diminutive and denominative of *mukiz (soft substance) (compare Old Norse myki, mykr (cow dung)), from Proto-Indo-European *mewk- (slick, soft). More at muck and meek.

Noun[edit]

mould (countable and uncountable, plural moulds)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling, Australian spelling) Alternative spelling of mold (growth of tiny fungi)
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Verb[edit]

mould (third-person singular simple present moulds, present participle moulding, simple past and past participle moulded)

  1. (British spelling, Canadian spelling, Australian spelling) Alternative spelling of mold (to cause to become mouldy)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English molde. Cognate with Old High German molta, Old Norse mold and Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌻𐌳𐌰 (mulda).

Noun[edit]

mould (plural moulds)

  1. loose soil, esp when rich in organic matter
  2. (poetic) the earth