Translation of "mould" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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UK US mold uk /məʊld/ us /moʊld/

mould noun (SUBSTANCE)

[ U ] a soft, green or grey growth that develops on old food or on objects that have been left for too long in warm, wet air

There was mould on the cheese. 這塊起司發黴了。

mould noun (SHAPE)

[ C ] a hollow container with a particular shape into which soft or liquid substances are poured, so that when the substance becomes hard it takes the shape of the container

a cake/jelly mould 蛋糕/果凍模具

mould noun (TYPE OF PERSON)

[ S ] If someone is from or in a particular mould, they have the characteristics typical of a certain type of person.

He's cast in a very different mould from his brother. 他和他弟弟的性格截然不同。
He's a player in the Federer mould. 他是貝克那一類型的球員。


UK US mold uk /məʊld/ us /moʊld/

[ T ] to make a soft substance have a particular shape

This plastic is going to be moulded into plates. 這裡的塑膠將被製成碟子。
The children moulded little pots out of/from (= made them by shaping) clay. 孩子用黏土製作小罐。

[ T ] to try to change or influence someone

He kept trying to mould me into something he wanted me to be. 他總是想把我塑造成他希望的樣子。

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to fit the body very closely

She was wearing an extremely tight costume that moulded to/round the contours of her body. 她身穿一套非常緊身的服裝,身體的線條顯露無遺。

(Translation of “mould” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)