mold
noun.
the distinctive form in which a thing is made
pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
Synonym: cast, mould, stamp
noun.
container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
Synonym: cast, mould
noun.
loose soil rich in organic matter
Synonym: mould
noun.
the process of becoming mildewed
Synonym: mildew, mould
noun.
a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
Synonym: mould
noun.
a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
a lobster mold|a gelatin dessert made in a mold
Synonym: mould
noun.
a distinctive nature, character, or type
a leader in the mold of her predecessors
Synonym: mould
noun.
sculpture produced by molding
verb.
form in clay, wax, etc
model a head with clay
Synonym: model, mould
verb.
become moldy; spoil due to humidity
The furniture molded in the old house
Synonym: mildew
verb.
form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
cast a bronze sculpture
Synonym: cast, mould
verb.
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
Synonym: work, shape, mould, form, forge
verb.
fit tightly, follow the contours of
The dress molds her beautiful figure
verb.
shape or influence; give direction to
experience often determines ability|mold public opinion