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 for mould
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [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.] [The prevalent spelling is,
     perhaps, mould; but as the u has not been inserted in the
     other words of this class, as bold, gold, old, cold, etc., it
     seems desirable to complete the analogy by dropping it from
     this word, thus spelling it as Spenser, South, and many
     others did. The omission of the u is now very common in
     1. Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the
        remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to
        the growth of plants; soil.
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     2. Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed;
        composing substance; material.
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              The etherial mold,
              Incapable of stain.                   --Milton.
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              Nature formed me of her softest mold. --Addison.
        [1913 Webster] Mold

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Molded or
     Moulded; p. pr. & vb. n. Molding or Moulding.]
     To cover with mold or soil. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [From the p. p. of OE. moulen to
     become moldy, to rot, prob. fr. Icel. mygla to grow musty,
     mugga mugginess; cf. Sw. m["o]gla to grow moldy. See Muggy,
     and cf. Moldy.] (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.
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     Note: 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.
           [1913 Webster] Mold

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t. [Cf. F. mouler, OF. moler,
     moller. See Mold the matrix.]
     1. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to
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              He forgeth and moldeth metals.        --Sir M. Hale.
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              Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
              To mold me man?                       --Milton.
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     2. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a
        molded window jamb.
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     3. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
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     4. (Founding) To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a
        casting may be made.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. t.
     To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, v. i.
     To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in
     part, with a mold.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mold \Mold\, Mould \Mould\, n. [OE. molde, OF. mole, F. moule,
     fr. L. modulus. See Model.] [For spelling, see 2d Mold,
     1. 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.
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     2. 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.
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              The glass of fashion and the mold of form. --Shak.
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     3. Cast; form; shape; character.
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              Crowned with an architrave of antique mold. --Pope.
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     4. (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.
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     5. (Anat.) A fontanel.
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     6. (Paper Making) A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which
        the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mould \Mould\ (m[=o]lt), Moulder \Mould"er\ (m[=o]ld"[~e]r),
  Mouldy \Mould"y\ (m[=o]ld"[y^]), etc.
     See Mold, Molder, Moldy, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: loose soil rich in organic matter [syn: mold, mould]
      2: the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of
         this cast was found throughout the region" [syn: cast,
         mold, mould, stamp]
      3: the process of becoming mildewed [syn: mildew, mold,
      4: a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds
         of damp or decaying organic matter [syn: mold, mould]
      5: a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; "a lobster
         mold"; "a gelatin dessert made in a mold" [syn: mold,
      6: a distinctive nature, character, or type; "a leader in the
         mold of her predecessors" [syn: mold, mould]
      7: sculpture produced by molding [syn: mold, mould,
         molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture]
      8: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape
         when it hardens [syn: mold, mould, cast]
      v 1: form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay" [syn:
           model, mold, mould]
      2: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;
         "cast a bronze sculpture" [syn: cast, mold, mould]
      3: 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" [syn:
         shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  477 Moby Thesaurus words for "mould":
     Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae, Platonic form, Platonic idea,
     accommodate, accommodate with, accord, acres, adapt, adapt to,
     adenovirus, adjust, adjust to, aerobe, aerobic bacteria,
     aesthetic form, affect, agree with, algae, alluvion, alluvium,
     amoeba, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria, anatomy, animus, aptitude,
     arable land, archetype, architectonics, architecture, aroma,
     arrangement, art form, assemble, assimilate to, attribute,
     autophyte, bacillus, bacteria, bacterium, badge, be guided by,
     bean, bend, bent, bias, biodegradability, biodegradation, blast,
     blight, block out, blood, body-build, bracken, brand, break up,
     breakup, breed, brown algae, bug, build, building, cachet, cancer,
     canker, carve, cast, casting, character, characteristic,
     characteristics, chime in with, chisel, clan, clay, climber, clod,
     coccus, color, complexion, comply, comply with, compose,
     composition, compound, concoct, conferva, confervoid,
     configuration, configure, conform, conformation, constituents,
     constitution, construct, construction, control, correct,
     correspond, corrosion, corrupt, corruption, crasis, create,
     creation, creeper, crumble, crumble into dust, crust, cut, decay,
     decompose, decomposition, degradability, degradation, denomination,
     description, design, designation, devise, dharma, diathesis,
     diatom, die, differentia, differential, dilapidation, direct, dirt,
     discipline, disease-producing microorganism, disintegrate,
     disintegration, disorganization, disposition, dissolution,
     distinctive feature, dry land, dry rot, dust, earmark, earth,
     eccentricity, echovirus, efform, elaborate, enterovirus, erect,
     ethos, evolve, extrude, fabric, fabricate, fabrication,
     fall in with, fall into decay, fall to pieces, fashion, fashioning,
     feather, feature, fern, fester, fiber, figuration, figure,
     filterable virus, fit, fix, flavor, follow, forge, forging, form,
     formalize, format, formation, formulate, found, frame, freehold,
     fruits and vegetables, fucus, fudge together, fungi, fungus,
     gangrene, gear to, genius, genre, genus, germ, get up, getup,
     glebe, go bad, go by, go to pieces, grain, gram-negative bacteria,
     gram-positive bacteria, grapevine, grassland, green algae, ground,
     guide, gulfweed, gust, habit, hallmark, harmonize, herb,
     heterophyte, hew, hue, humor, humors, humus, idiocrasy,
     idiosyncrasy, ilk, impress, impression, inclination, index, indite,
     individualism, influence, inner form, intaglio, ivy, kelp, keynote,
     kidney, kin, kind, knead, knock out, label, land, landholdings,
     last, lay out, layout, lead, leaning, legume, lentil, liana,
     lichen, lick into shape, line, lineaments, lithosphere, liverwort,
     loam, lot, make, make conform, make up, makeup, making, manner,
     mannerism, manufacture, marginal land, mark, marking, marl, matrix,
     mature, meet, mental set, mettle, microbe, microorganism, mildew,
     mind, mind-set, mint, modality, mode, model, mold, molder, molding,
     molds, mortify, moss, moth, moth and rust, mushroom, must, nature,
     necrose, negative, nonfilterable virus, number, observe, odor,
     organic structure, organism, organization, oxidation, oxidization,
     parasite, parasitic plant, particularity, patch together, pathogen,
     pattern, patterning, pea, peculiarity, persuasion, perthophyte,
     pest, phylum, physique, phytoplankton, picornavirus,
     piece together, plan, planktonic algae, plant families,
     predilection, predisposition, prefabricate, preference, prepare,
     proclivity, produce, production, propensity, property, prototype,
     protozoa, protozoon, puffball, pulse, punch, put together, put up,
     putrefy, putresce, quality, quirk, race, raise, rankle,
     real estate, real property, rear, reconcile, rectify, red algae,
     region, regolith, reovirus, resolution, rhinovirus, rickettsia,
     rockweed, rot, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, rub off corners,
     run up, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum, savor, sculpt,
     sculpture, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seal, seaweed, set,
     set up, settle, setup, shape, shaping, shoe last, significant form,
     singularity, slant, smack, smut, sod, soil, somatotype, sort,
     specialty, species, sphacelate, spirillum, spirit, spirochete,
     spoil, spoilage, spore, stamp, staphylococcus, straighten, strain,
     streak, streptococcus, stripe, structure, structuring, style,
     subaerial deposit, subsoil, succulent, suchness, suit, suppurate,
     system, tailor, taint, tally with, tang, taste, tectonics, temper,
     temperament, template, tendency, tenor, terra, terra firma,
     terrain, territory, texture, thallogens, the country, the like of,
     the likes of, thermoform, tissue, toadstool, token, tone, topsoil,
     trait, tribe, trick, trypanosome, turn, turn of mind, twist, type,
     variety, vein, vetch, vibrio, vine, virus, warp, warp and woof,
     way, weave, web, whomp up, woodland, work, worm, wort, wrack,
     write, yield

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