As nouns the difference between mold and plasm
is that mold
is a hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance or mold
can be a natural substance in the form of a woolly or furry growth of tiny fungi that appears when organic material lies for a long time exposed to (usually warm and moist) air or mold
can be loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting while plasm
is a mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.
As a verb mold
is to shape in or on a mold or mold
can be to cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon or mold
can be to cover with mold or soil.
* mould (Commonwealth spelling)
Via (etyl) and (etyl), from (etyl) modulus
A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
The shape or pattern of a mold.
General shape or form.
*(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
*:Crowned with an architrave of antique mould .
*:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.Indeed, all his features were in large mold , like the man himself, as though he had come from a day when skin garments made the proper garb of men.
Distinctive character or type.
A fixed or restrictive pattern or form.
(lb) A group of moldings.
(lb) A fontanelle.
* break the mold
* (archaeology) post mold
* (paleontology) fossil mold
To shape in or on a mold.
To form into a particular shape; to give shape to.
* Job 10:8-9, Old Testament , New International Version:
To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence; as, a teacher who helps to mold the minds of his students
To fit closely by following the contours of.
To make a mold of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.
To ornament with moldings.
To be shaped in or as if in a mold.
- Your hands shaped me and made me....Remember that you molded me like clay.
- These shoes gradually molded to my feet.
From (etyl) mowlde, noun use and alteration of mowled, past participle of moulen, 'slick, soft'. More at muck and meek.
(senseid)A natural substance in the form of a woolly or furry growth of tiny fungi that appears when organic material lies for a long time exposed to (usually warm and moist) air.
* moldy, mouldy
To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
From (etyl) ‘flour’), from *mel''- (compare English ''meal ). More at meal.
Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.
* leaf mold
A mold or matrix in which anything is cast or formed to a particular shape.