Commentary: MOLD[+entity][+organism][+fungus] mould - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on vairous kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
Penicillin is a life-saving mold that fights bacterial infections.
Betty scrubbed the mold off the shower walls.
They put preservatives in baked goods to retard the bread mold.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Commentary: MOLD[+entity][+substance][+soil][+loose][+loamy] loose soil rich in organic matter
These plants need a nice mold, not hard, solid clay soil.
Bob's compost heap produces nice mold for his garden.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: MOLD[+event][+activity][+organic][+mildewing] molding - the process of becoming mildewed
A dried out cork led to the wine's mold.
Hang up these wet clothes now to prevent mold from starting.
There was a faint smell of mold to the hotel room.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: MOLD[+entity][+container][+shaping] cast, stamp container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
NOTE: refers to the container that shapes, not the resulting shaped form (see Sense 5)
The candle mold is heart shaped.
Molten lead is poured into these molds.
The sculptor breaks the mold after the bronze has hardened.
You can use this mold to either bake a cake in, or chill a gelatin dessert.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: MOLD[+form][+shaped][+distinctively] cast, mold, stamp, mold, mould, modling, modeling, clay sculpture - the distinctive form in which a thing is made; especially a sculpture produced by molding
NOTE: can be abstract or concrete, refers to the form of something
Pottery of this mold was found throughout the region.
Mary is from the same tough mold as her grandmother.
Betty served a chilled dessert mold made of gelatin, whipped cream, walnuts and pineapple.
He went about serving hopeless causes in the mold of Don Quixote.
Their diplomacy is stuck in the same old mold. (figurative extension, the diplomacy has the same old style)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1