What does the word mould mean?

Usage examples for mould

  1. And there it lay until a tiny sunbeam pierced the damp mould, and finding the little vine carried it back to its sunny fields. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  2. She had expected an orphan girl, ignorant of the world, whom she might mother, and perhaps mould. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward