What does the word mold mean?

Usage examples for mold

  1. You can see how they fasten the paper impression around this mold so that the cast of it can be taken. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. At first the appearance of the place discouraged him, for it seemed too far away from the main mass of buildings to furnish any communication with them, but as he peered among the fallen masonry he thought he detected a darker spot in the obscurity, and bending forward was aware of a heavy smell, as of mold and dampness. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  3. From the bottom of the seas, from the valleys to the mountains, from the vegetation that carpets the soil, from the mold in the fields and woods, from the air we breathe, arises an immense, prodigious, and perpetual murmur. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion