What is mould?

More definitions of "mould":

  • (noun): A fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter.
    Synonyms: mold
  • (noun): Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
    Synonyms: mold, cast
  • (verb): Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold.
    Synonyms: cast, mold
  • (noun): Loose soil rich in organic matter.
    Synonyms: mold
  • (verb): Form in clay, wax, etc.
    Synonyms: model, mold

Famous quotes containing the word mould:

    The civilized nations—Greece, Rome, England—have been sustained by the primitive forests which anciently rotted where they stand. They survive as long as the soil is not exhausted. Alas for human culture! little is to be expected of a nation, when the vegetable mould is exhausted, and it is compelled to make manure of the bones of its fathers. There the poet sustains himself merely by his own superfluous fat, and the philosopher comes down on his marrow-bones.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The glass of fashion and the mould of form,
    Th’observed of all observers.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The sheer rapture
    that I would take
    to mould a clear
    and frigid statue;
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)