mold
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "mould."
mold(
mold
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fungus)
a. el moho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There is mold on the bathroom wall.Hay moho en la pared del baño.
2. (fine arts)
a. el molde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We made a mold of our faces in art class.Hicimos moldes de nuestras caras en la clase de arte.
3. (culinary)
a. el molde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My mother uses a mold when making a cake.Mi madre usa un molde cuando hace un pastel.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (fine arts)
a. moldear
We molded the clay into different shapes.Moldeamos la arcilla en formas diferentes.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to influence)
a. convertir
His grandmother molded him into a gentleman.Su abuela lo convirtió en caballero.
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mold
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in art, cooking)
a. el molde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cast in the same moldcortado(a) por el mismo patrón
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a star in the John Wayne moldun actor del estilo de John Wayne
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to break the moldromper moldes or el molde
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (plastic, person's character)
a. moldear
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mold [məʊld] (US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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