Meaning of “mold” in the English Dictionary

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us /moʊld/

mold noun (SHAPE)

[ C ] a hollow container into which you pour a soft or liquid substance 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 soft green, gray, or black growth that develops on old food or on objects that have been left too long in warm, slightly wet places

moldverb [ T ]

us /moʊld/

mold verb [ T ] (SHAPE)

to shape something into a particular form:

She molded the clay into little animals.

Someone who molds someone else has an important influence on how that person develops:

Parents help mold a child’s character.

(Definition of “mold” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)