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