US: /ˈmoʊɫd/
UK: /mˈə‍ʊld/

English Vietnamese dictionary

mould /mould/
  • danh từ
    • đất tơi xốp
    • đất
    • danh từ
      • mốc, meo
      • danh từ
        • khuôn
        • (kiến trúc) đường gờ, đường chỉ
        • (nghĩa bóng) hình dáng; tính tình
        • to be cast in the same mould
          • giống nhau như đúc; cùng một giuộc
      • ngoại động từ
        • đúc; nặn

      Advanced English dictionary

      (BrE) (AmE mold) noun, verb
      + noun
      1 [C] a container that you pour a soft liquid or substance into, which then becomes solid in the same shape as the container, for example when it is cooled or cooked: A clay mould is used for casting bronze statues. + Pour the chocolate into a heart-shaped mould. + They broke the mould when they made you (= there is nobody like you).
      2 [C, usually sing.] a particular style showing the characteristics, attitudes or behaviour that are typical of sb/sth: a hero in the 'Superman' mould + He is cast in a different mould from his predecessor. + She doesn't fit (into) the traditional mould of an academic. + She is a prolific writer in the same mould as Agatha Christie.
      3 [U, C] a fine soft green, grey or black substance like fur that grows on old food or on objects that are left in warm wet air: There's mould on the cheese. + moulds and fungi + mould growth + The room smelled damp and there was mould on one wall.
      See also - LEAF MOULD
      Idioms: break the mould (of sth) to change what people expect from a situation, especially by acting in a dramatic and original way: She succeeded in breaking the mould of political leadership.
      + verb
      1 [VN] ~ A (into B)
      ~ B (from / out of / in A) to shape a soft substance into a particular form or object by pressing it or by putting it into a mould: First, mould the clay into the desired shape. + The figure had been moulded in clay.
      2 [VN] ~ sb/sth (into sb/sth) to strongly influence the way sb's character, opinions, etc. develop: The experience had moulded and coloured her whole life. + He moulded them into a superb team.
      3 ~ (sth) to sth to fit or make sth fit tightly around the shape of sth: [V] The fabric moulds to the body. [also VN]

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 form, cast, matrix, die; template or templet, pattern, form:
      He broke the mould to prevent the casting of a duplicate statuette.
      2 form, shape, pattern, format, structure, build, construction, design, arrangement, organization, configuration, kind, brand, make, line, type, stamp, cut:
      Was man made in the same mould as his God, or vice versa?
      3 character, nature, stamp, type, kind, kidney, ilk, sort:
      Grandpa said that he wouldn't want someone of her mould in the family.
      4 shape, form, make, work, fashion, configure, sculpture or sculpt, model, knead, construct: carve, cut:
      The artist moulded the original design in clay.
      5 forge, cast, stamp, die-cast:
      These beads are moulded from solid gold.
      6 influence, shape, form, affect, make, control, direct, guide, lead:
      The speech-writer's job is to mould the language to fit his client's ideas. The candidate is trying to mould public opinion in his favour.
      I n.
      mildew, fungus, blight, smut:
      A mild solution of bleach will clean that mould off the bathroom tiles.
      II n.
      soil, earth, loam, topsoil, dirt, humus:
      Add some rich mould to the house-plants periodically and they will flourish.

      Collocation dictionary

      1 hollow container

      VERB + MOULD

      cast sth in, make sth in
      The statues were cast in clay moulds.
      | fill, pour sth into


      in a/the ~
      Leave the clay in the mould overnight.
      | ~ for
      a mould for a bronze statue

      2 type of sth


      old, traditional

      VERB + MOULD

      be/come from, be cast in, fit (into)
      She is clearly from a different mould from her team mate. He doesn't fit into the usual mould of head teachers.
      | break, break free of
      Breaking the traditional mould of local politics is not going to be easy. trying to break free of the old mould


      in a/the ~
      a young politician in the mould of the great statesmen of the past


      from/in a different/the same mould
      His brother came from a different mould, being a successful lawyer.

      3 organic growth

      VERB + MOULD

      be covered in/with
      The biscuits were covered in green mould.

      MOULD + VERB

      form, grow

      Concise English dictionary

      +loose soil rich in organic matter
      +a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
      +sculpture produced by molding
      +container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
      +form in clay, wax, etc
      +form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
      +make something, usually for a specific function