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Mold vs. Shape

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mold and Shape is that the Mold is a diverse group of fungi and Shape is a form of an object or its external boundary

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  • Mold (noun)

    A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.

  • Mold (noun)

    A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.

  • Mold (noun)

    Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.

  • Mold (noun)

    The shape or pattern of a mold.

  • Mold (noun)

    General shape or form.

    "the oval mold of her face"

  • Mold (noun)

    Distinctive character or type.

    "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"

  • Mold (noun)

    A fixed or restrictive pattern or form.

    "His method of scientific investigation broke the mold and led to a new discovery."

  • Mold (noun)

    A group of moldings.

    "the arch mold of a porch or doorway;"

    "the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts"

  • Mold (noun)

    A fontanelle.

  • Mold (noun)

    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.

  • Mold (noun)

    Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.

  • Mold (noun)

    Earth, ground.

  • Mold (verb)

    To shape in or on a mold.

  • Mold (verb)

    To form into a particular shape; to give shape to.

  • Mold (verb)

    To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence

  • Mold (verb)

    To fit closely by following the contours of.

  • Mold (verb)

    To make a mold of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.

  • Mold (verb)

    To ornament with moldings.

  • Mold (verb)

    To be shaped in or as if in a mold.

    "These shoes gradually molded to my feet."

  • Mold (verb)

    To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.

  • Mold (verb)

    To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.

  • Mold (verb)

    To cover with mold or soil.

  • Shape (noun)

    The status or condition of something

    "The used bookshop wouldn't offer much due to the poor shape of the book."

  • Shape (noun)

    Condition of personal health, especially muscular health.

    "The vet checked to see what kind of shape the animal was in."

    "We exercise to keep in good physical shape."

  • Shape (noun)

    The appearance of something, especially its outline.

    "He cut a square shape out of the cake."

    "What shape shall we use for the cookies? Stars, circles, or diamonds?"

  • Shape (noun)

    Form; formation.

  • Shape (noun)

    A rolled or hammered piece, such as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

  • Shape (noun)

    A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.

  • Shape (noun)

    A mould for making jelly, blancmange etc., or a piece of such food formed moulded into a particular shape.

  • Shape (noun)

    In the Hack programming language, a group of data fields each of which has a name and a data type.

  • Shape (verb)

    To create or make.

    "Earth was shapen by God for God's folk."

  • Shape (verb)

    To give something a shape and definition.

    "Shape the dough into a pretzel."

    "For my art project, I plan to shape my clay lump into a bowl."

  • Shape (verb)

    To form or manipulate something into a certain shape.

  • Shape (verb)

    (of a country, person, etc) To give influence to.

  • Shape (verb)

    To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

  • Shape (verb)

    To imagine; to conceive.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Mold (noun)

    A spot; a blemish; a mole.

  • Mold (noun)

    Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.

  • Mold (noun)

    Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.

  • Mold (noun)

    A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.

  • Mold (noun)

    The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.

  • Mold (noun)

    That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.

  • Mold (noun)

    Cast; form; shape; character.

  • Mold (noun)

    A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.

  • Mold (noun)

    A fontanel.

  • Mold (noun)

    A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.

  • Mold

    To cover with mold or soil.

  • Mold

    To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.

  • Mold

    To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.

  • Mold

    To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.

  • Mold

    To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.

  • Mold

    To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.

  • Mold (verb)

    To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.

  • Shape

    To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

  • Shape

    To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.

  • Shape

    To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas).

  • Shape

    To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.

  • Shape (verb)

    To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

  • Shape (noun)

    Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape.

  • Shape (noun)

    That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.

  • Shape (noun)

    A model; a pattern; a mold.

  • Shape (noun)

    Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.

  • Shape (noun)

    Dress for disguise; guise.

  • Shape (noun)

    A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mold (noun)

    the distinctive form in which a thing is made;

    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

  • Mold (noun)

    container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

  • Mold (noun)

    loose soil rich in organic matter

  • Mold (noun)

    the process of becoming mildewed

  • Mold (noun)

    a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter

  • Mold (noun)

    sculpture produced by molding

  • Mold (verb)

    form in clay, wax, etc;

    "model a head with clay"

  • Mold (verb)

    become moldy; spoil due to humidity;

    "The furniture molded in the old house"

  • Mold (verb)

    form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;

    "cast a bronze sculpture"

  • Mold (verb)

    make something, usually for a specific function;

    "She molded the riceballs carefully"

    "Form cylinders from the dough"

    "shape a figure"

    "Work the metal into a sword"

  • Mold (verb)

    fit tightly, follow the contours of;

    "The dress molds her beautiful figure"

  • Mold (verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to;

    "experience often determines ability"

    "mold public opinion"

  • Shape (noun)

    any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);

    "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"

  • Shape (noun)

    the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;

    "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

  • Shape (noun)

    alternative names for the body of a human being;

    "Leonardo studied the human body"

    "he has a strong physique"

    "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

  • Shape (noun)

    a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept;

    "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"

  • Shape (noun)

    the visual appearance of something or someone;

    "the delicate cast of his features"

  • Shape (noun)

    the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

  • Shape (noun)

    the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

  • Shape (noun)

    a perceptual structure;

    "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"

    "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"

  • Shape (verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to;

    "experience often determines ability"

    "mold public opinion"

  • Shape (verb)

    make something, usually for a specific function;

    "She molded the riceballs carefully"

    "Form cylinders from the dough"

    "shape a figure"

    "Work the metal into a sword"

  • Shape (verb)

    give a shape or form to;

    "shape the dough"

Princeton's WordNet

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