mould1 British English ; mold American English
a hollow container that you pour a liquid or soft substance into, so that when it becomes solid, it takes the shape of the container:
Another method, used especially for figures, was to pour the clay into a mould.
lime jell-o in a mould
if someone is in a particular mould, or fits into a particular mould, they have all the attitudes and qualities typical of a type of person
type of person[singular]
fit (into) a mould
She didn't quite fit into the standard 'high-flying businesswoman' mould.
in the same mould (as somebody/something)/in the mould of somebody/something
a socialist intellectual in the mould of Anthony Crossland
to change a situation completely, by doing something that has not been done before:
an attempt to break the mould of British politics
a soft green, grey, or black substance that grows on food which has been kept too long, and on objects that are in warm, wet air: ➔ leaf mould
The chemical was used to kill a mold that grows on peanuts.
The walls were black with mould.