Is there ‘mould’ or ‘mold’ in your home? How do you spell it correctly? And what’s the difference between these two words? We’ll cover that and more in this article. You’ll learn the definition and meaning and how to use the correct spelling of the word in a sentence.
The quick answer is that ‘mould’ is the British English spelling of the word, and ‘mold’ is the American English spelling of the word. Which word you use will depend on the audience you’re writing for.
The difference between ‘mold’ and ‘mould’ is that the former is the American English spelling of the word and ‘mould’ is the British English spelling of the word.
The words mean the exact same thing. They just have different spellings, which is common in the English language.
There are quite a few words in the English language that have a British English spelling. Take a look at some examples.
The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘mold’ and ‘mould’ is: “a cavity in which a substance is shaped: such as 1) a matrix for casting metal, 2) a form in which food is given a decorative shape,” “a molded object,” “prototype,” “a fixed pattern: design,” “obsolete: an example to be followed,” “distinctive nature or character: type,” “the frame on or around which an object is constructed,” and “molding.”
It also means: “a superficial often wooly growth produced especially on damp or decaying organic matter or on living organisms by a fungus (as of the order Mucorales),” “a fungus that produces mold.”
As a verb, it means: “to knead or work (a material, such as dough or clay) into a desired consistency or shape,” “to form in a mold,” “to determine or influence the quality or nature of,” “to give shape to,” “to fit the contours of,” “to ornament with molding or carving,” and “crumbling soft friable earth suited to plant growth: soil,” “the surface of the earth: ground,” the earth of the burying ground,” and “earth that is the substance of the human body.”
Synonyms of the words include:
It also means “to become moldy.”
Now that you know what the words mean let’s take a look at some examples of how to use them in a sentence correctly.
Remember that ‘mold’ and ‘mould’ mean the same thing. So, if your audience changes, you can swap the words out for one another.
Now that you know what the words mean and how to use them in a sentence, you can form some of your own. Use our example sentences as a guide.
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