- 1 [transitive] to shape a soft substance into a particular form or object by pressing it or by putting it into a mold mold A (into B) First, mold the clay into the desired shape. mold B (from/out of/in A) The figure had been molded in clay.
- 2[transitive] to strongly influence the way someone's character, opinions, etc. develop mold somebody/something The experience had molded and colored her whole life. mold somebody/something into somebody/something He molded them into a winning team.
- 3[intransitive, transitive] mold (something) to something to fit or make something fit tightly around the shape of something The fabric molds to the body.
NAmE//moʊld//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mold
,he / she / it molds
past simple molded
-ing form molding