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"mold" in British English

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moldnoun, verb

uk   /məʊld/  us   /moʊld/
US spelling of mould
(Definition of mold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mold" in American English

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moldnoun

 us   /moʊld/
  • mold noun (SHAPE)

[C] a ​hollowcontainer into which you ​pour a ​soft or ​liquidsubstance so that it will ​cool or ​harden into the ​shape of the ​container: The ​pieces are made in a mold and I just ​paint them.
  • mold noun (GROWTH)

[U] a ​softgreen, ​gray, or ​blackgrowth that ​develops on ​oldfood or on ​objects that have been ​left too ​long in ​warm, ​slightlywetplaces

moldverb [T]

 us   /moʊld/
  • mold verb [T] (SHAPE)

to ​shape something into a ​particularform: She molded the ​clay into little ​animals. Someone who molds someone ​else has an ​importantinfluence on how that ​persondevelops: Parents ​help mold a child’s ​character.
(Definition of mold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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