• Rabbet-Plane.  Molding-Plane
    Rabbet-Plane. Molding-Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mold become moldy; spoil due to humidity "The furniture molded in the old house"
    • v mold shape or influence; give direction to "experience often determines ability","mold public opinion"
    • v mold fit tightly, follow the contours of "The dress molds her beautiful figure"
    • v mold make something, usually for a specific function "She molded the rice balls carefully","Form cylinders from the dough","shape a figure","Work the metal into a sword"
    • v mold form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold "cast a bronze sculpture"
    • v mold form in clay, wax, etc "model a head with clay"
    • n mold container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    • n mold sculpture produced by molding
    • n mold a distinctive nature, character, or type "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"
    • n mold a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold "a lobster mold","a gelatin dessert made in a mold"
    • n mold a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
    • n mold the process of becoming mildewed
    • n mold the distinctive form in which a thing is made "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
    • n mold loose soil rich in organic matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1900, Queen Victoria sent her New Year's greetings to the British troops stationed in South Africa during the Boer War in the form of a specially molded chocolate bar.
    • Mold (Anat) A fontanel.
    • Mold (Paper Making) A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
    • Mold (Arch) A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
    • n Mold (Bot) A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.☞ The common blue mold of cheese, the brick-red cheese mold, and the scarlet or orange strata which grow on tubers or roots stored up for use, when commencing to decay, are familiar examples. M. J. Berkley.
    • n Mold A spot; a blemish; a mole.
    • Mold Cast; form; shape; character. "Crowned with an architrave of antique mold ."
    • Mold Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.
    • Mold Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material. "The etherial mold ,
      Incapable of stain."
      "Nature formed me of her softest mold ."
    • Mold That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason. "The glass of fashion and the mold of form."
    • Mold The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
    • v. i Mold To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
    • v. t Mold To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
    • v. t Mold To cover with mold or soil.
    • Mold (Founding) To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
    • Mold To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion. "He forgeth and moldeth metals.""Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
      To mold me man?"
    • Mold To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
    • Mold To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All the gold ever mined could be molded into a cube 60 feet high and 60 feet wide.
    • n mold Fine soft earth, or earth easily pulverized, such as constitutes soil; crumbling or friable soil.
    • n mold The earth; the ground.
    • n mold The matter of which anything is formed; material.
    • mold To cover with mold.
    • mold To grow musty; become moldy; contract mold.
    • mold To cause to contract mold: as, damp molds cheese.
    • mold Grown musty; molded; moldy.
    • n mold A minute fungus or other vegetable growth of a low type, especially one of such vegetable organisms as appear on articles of food when left neglected, decaying matter, bodies which lie long in warm and damp air, animal and vegetable tissues, etc.; in a somewhat looser sense, mustiness or incipient decay. Most of the common molds belong to the genus Mucor. M. Mucedo forms small downy tufts of grayish–white color on bread, decaying fruit, etc. M. Syzygites occurs on decaying mushrooms. Phycomyces nitens, a related form, grows on oily or greasy substances. The common blue mold on decaying bread, cheese, etc., is Penicillium glaucum. See Mucor, Mucorini, Penicillium.
    • n mold A spot; a stain, as that caused by rust.
    • mold To stain, as with rust.
    • n mold A form or model pattern of a particular shape, used in determining the shape of something in a molten, plastic, or otherwise yielding state.
    • n mold Form; shape; cast; character.
    • n mold Specifically, in founding, the form into which a fused metal is run to obtain a cast. Molds for metals and alloys having a low melting-point, as lead, type-metal, Britannia metal, etc., are made of iron or plaster of Paris, and may be used many times. Molds for the less fusible metals and alloys, as iron, brass, bell-metal, etc., are made in sand or loam and are divided into three classes:
    • n mold In terra-cotta work, the plaster forms used in making terra-cotta architectural ornaments. They are usually in a number of parts, and when the clay is set sufficiently the mold is carefully taken apart. Similar molds are used also for glass, pottery, and waxwork.
    • n mold In stucco-work, a templet or former for shaping cornices, centerpieces, etc.
    • n mold In paper-manufacture, a frame with a bottom of wire netting which is filled with paper-pulp that in draining away leaves a film of pulp which is formed into a sheet of paper.
    • n mold In ship-building, the pattern used in working out the frames of a vessel.
    • n mold A former or matrix used in various household operations, as an incised stamp of wood for shaping and ornamenting pats of butter, or a form of metal, earthenware, etc., for giving shape to jellies, blanc-mange, ices, etc.
    • n mold In cookery, a dish shaped in a mold: as, a mold of jelly.
    • n mold In anatomy, same as fontanelle, 2.
    • n mold Among gold-beaters, a number of pieces of vellum or a like substance, laid over one another, between which the leaves of gold are laid for the final beating.
    • mold To form into a particular shape; shape; model; fashion; cast in or as in a mold; specifically, to form articles of clay upon a whirling table or potter's wheel, or in molds which open and close like those employed in metal-casting.
    • mold In ship-building, to give the required depth and outline to, as ships' timbers.
    • n mold An obsolete form of mole.
    • n mold In paleontology, the external impression of an organic body, test, or skeleton in the rocks: contrasted with cast, which is an internal impression. See cast, 14.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mold . See Mould.
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  • William Hurt
    William Hurt
    “You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold, or at least other people's idea of that mold.”
  • Rollo May
    Rollo May
    “Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
  • Robert Collier
    “Pictures help you to form the mental mold...”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Where lies are easily admitted, the father of lies is not easily kept out. Source unknown A great leader molds public opinion, a wise leader listens to it.”
  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    “Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.”
  • Robert Collier
    “Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. molde, AS. molde,; akin to D. mul, G. mull, mulm, OHG. molt, molta, Icel. mold, Dan. muld, Sw. mull, Goth. mulda, and E. meal, flour. See Meal, and cf. Mole an animal, Mull (v.)


In literature:

The molds he had made excited anew his various ambitions.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Before placing the cleaned skin in the mold, tie the two parts of the mold together.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
He had worked at the cooper's trade, at molding and at farming.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
It molds the hands of charity.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
You are to make history, help mold a political policy, fan the flames of war, and through motherhood make yourself immortal.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
They have a model of the man-as-he-should-be to which they mold him, in spite of himself and without his knowledge.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Mix thoroughly, press into a mold, steam one hour.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
The convictions that had molded his first fourteen years were to mold his whole life.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The child could not be molded by any other means.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
We must begin at once molding into bullets the lead that Sol and Tom brought.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler

In poetry:

In a world where everything
Is mold and vines,
I know: only
You are equal in essence
"Tryst" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Hers was a husband generous, and kind,
Her children, three, were not of uncouth mold;
Hers was a thatch which mocked at rain and wind;
Within her secret purse were coins of gold.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King
When DELIA's hand unlocks her shining hair,
And o'er her shoulder spreads the flowing gold,
Base were the man who one bright tress would spare
For all the ore of India's coarser mold.
"Delia, An Elegy" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
How have our honored dead fought on in gloom!
Peace her white wings will spread over their tomb;
Why waited their reward, triumph and rest,
Till molds the hero form? Thou knowest best!
"Our National Thanksgiving Hymn" by Mary Baker Eddy
"The floating clouds their state shall lend
To her; for her the willow bend;
Nor shall she fail to see
Even in the motions of the Storm
Grace that shall mold the Maiden's form
By silent sympathy.
"Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower" by William Wordsworth
Oh, when you are with me, my heart is white steel.
But the bat's in the belfry, the mold's in the meal,
And I think I hear skeletons climbing the stair!
Rosemary, Rosemary, let down your bright hair!
"A Nonsense Song" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Mold grew rampantly in the stifling hot days that followed.
Tadbik Pak, of Teradion, Israel, is known for its shrink sleeves, in-mold labels and blow-mold labels.
Mold, rodent droppings top list of violations.
From 1941 to 1978, the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames changed the course of American art and design, from their sleek molded plywood furniture to remarkable exhibitions and educational films.
Recently, Altec Lansing partnered with ACS Custom, a British earphone and musician monitor manufacturer, to design its first line of custom-molded earphones .
OAKLAND, Calif — Ecologic Brands, makers of America's first molded paper bottles, has named Alan Murray, CEO of NextFoods and Dr Steve Miller, chief innovation catalyst at P&G, to its advisory board.
Due to its transparent appearance, MED-6219 can be used for potting and encapsulating electronic devices or for making molded parts.
Mold has enveloped house windows and trim.
EZ-Safe Closures from Mold-Rite Plastics are ergonomically ribbed bottle closures designed to enhance shelf impact and customer comfort while offering high levels of child-resistance and senior friendliness.
I want to add a more-realistic muffler and pipes to my current build, but the molded detail has to go first.
CPCs are considered most often for injection molding.
Testing of CFM International's advanced 3-D Woven Resin Transfer Molding (3-DW RTM) fan is proceeding on schedule and the company is achieving outstanding results.
The 3D-printed wood takes on the appearance of molded paper when printed at a uniform temperature.
2.Divide mixture among freezer pop molds, leaving 1 inch from the top.
Hill says in the old days, shaping these metal molds was a job for one machine and one operator.

In science:

Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) cylinders tha t act as molds (Fig. 5).
Performances of a GEM-based Time Projection Chamber prototype for the AMADEUS experiment
Early designs of the space frame consist of a structurally strong, low mass web of carbon fiber strips molded into a half cylinder.
Mechanical Design of the CDF SVX~II Silicon Vertex Detector
Therefore the gravitational field and matter can be considered to be molded into the following form.
The quantum vacuum, fractal geometry, and the quest for a new theory of gravity
A ma jor theme advanced in this paper is that the pressures and hence structure of the ISM change rapidly and are probably molded by chaotic velocity fields that converge and diverge.
Evidence and Implications of Pressure Fluctuations in the ISM
Such dielectric structure of crystals offers the possibility of molding the flow of light (including the zero-point electromagnetic fields of vacuum).
A Supplement: on the Quantum-vacuum Geometric Phases