—moldable, adj. —moldability, n./mohld/, n.1. a hollow form or matrix for giving a particular shape to something in a molten or plastic state.2. the shape created or imparted to a thing by a mold.3. something formed in or on a mold: a mold of jelly.4. a frame on which something is formed or made.5. shape or form.6. a prototype, example, or precursor.7. a distinctive nature, character, or type: a person of a simple mold.8. Shipbuilding.a. a three-dimensional pattern used to shape a plate after it has been softened by heating.b. a template for a frame.9. Archit.a. a molding.b. a group of moldings.v.t.10. to work into a required shape or form; shape.11. to shape or form in or on a mold.12. Metall. to form a mold of or from, in order to make a casting.13. to produce by or as if by shaping material; form.14. to have influence in determining or forming: to mold the character of a child.15. to ornament with moldings.mold2/mohld/, n.1. a growth of minute fungi forming on vegetable or animal matter, commonly as a downy or furry coating, and associated with decay or dampness.2. any of the fungi that produce such a growth.v.t., v.i.3. to become or cause to become overgrown or covered with mold.[1150-1200; late ME mowlde, appar. n. use of var. of earlier mowled, ptp. of moulen, mawlen to grow moldy, c. dial. Dan mugle]mold3/mohld/, n.1. loose, friable earth, esp. when rich in organic matter and favorable to the growth of plants.2. Brit. Dial. ground; earth.[bef. 900; ME, OE molde earth, dust, ground; c. Goth mulda dust; akin to MEAL2, MILL1]
* * *Town (pop., 1995 est.: 9,000), historic and present county of Flintshire, northeastern Wales.Situated between the industrial centres of Deeside and Wrexham, it grew up around a motte-and-bailey castle built by the Normans in the 12th century. In the area native Briton Christians had defeated the pagan Picts and Scots in a battle waged in AD 430. Long a market hub, it is the administrative centre and historic county seat of Flintshire.
* * *Welsh Yr Wyddgrugtown, historic and present county of Flintshire (Sir Fflint), northeastern Wales, situated on a small stretch of farmland between the two industrial centres of Deeside and Wrexham. Mold grew up around a motte-and-bailey castle that the Normans built in the 12th century. The native Christian Britons of the area defeated the Picts and Scots in an important battle waged in 430 CE; an obelisk, built in 1736 and located 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of town, commemorates the victory. Mold has long been a market centre for the area. The 19th-century writer Daniel Owen (Owen, Daniel), widely considered the father of the Welsh novel, was born in Mold, and the town's cultural centre contains some of his original manuscripts and personal items. Mold is the administrative centre and historic county town (seat) of Flintshire. Pop. (2001) 9,568.
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