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Definition of "mold" []

  • A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance. (noun)
  • A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped. (noun)
  • Something that is made in or shaped on a mold. (noun)
  • The shape or pattern of a mold. (noun)
  • General shape or form: the oval mold of her face. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mold" in a sentence
  • ""Many of our grants don't use the term 'mold remediation,' but do provide specific remediation, which might include wet vacuuming, damp wiping or HEPA -- high-efficiency particulate air -- vacuuming of interior spaces," said Manuel Broussard, FEMA spokesman in New Orleans."
  • "The one car that doesn't quite fit this mold is the Scion xB — a boxy urban mini-wagon with a 158 horsepower, four-cylinder engine."
  • "Some of them were too afraid to share their names, but raised similar concerns about what they called a mold invasion."