mold

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. matrix, die; form, shape, figure; stamp, cast; fungus, growth. —v. t. frame, shape, model, cast; knead, work. See sculpture.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A form]
Syn. form, matrix, womb, cavity, shape, frame, pattern, design, die, cast, dish, fossil cavity, depression, cup, image, mold-board, core; see also form 1 , model 2 .
2. [The body shaped in a mold, sense 1]
Syn. cast, kind, molding, casting, image, reproduction, form, pottery, shell, core; see also impression 1 .
3. [A parasitic growth]
Syn. rust, smut, mildew, blue mold, mould, black mold, parasite, pennicillium, fungus, lichen; see also decay 2 .
v.
1. [To give physical shape to]
Syn. make, round into, fashion; see form 1 .
2. [To determine a course of action or an opinion]
Syn. devise, plot, scheme; see plant 1 .
3. [To decay through the action of mold]
Syn. molder, mildew, rust; see decay .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. form cast, pattern, stamp, shape, impression, die, outline, cut, model.
2. fungus mildew.
II
v.
1. shape form, cast, make, fashion, forge, sculpt, model, construct.
2. influence model, shape, guide.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance: cast, form, matrix. See SURFACE. 2. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members: breed, cast, description, feather, ilk, kind2, lot, manner, nature, order, sort, species, stamp, stripe, type, variety. Informal: persuasion. See GROUP. II verb 1. To create by forming, combining, or altering materials: assemble, build, construct, fabricate, fashion, forge1, frame, make, manufacture, produce, put together, shape. See MAKE. 2. To give form to by or as if by pressing and kneading: form, model, shape. See SURFACE.

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