moulder

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mould + -er.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

moulder (third-person singular simple present moulders, present participle mouldering, simple past and past participle mouldered)

  1. (transitive) To decay or rot.
    • Mason
      [Time's] gradual touch / Has mouldered into beauty many a tower.
    • c.1855: John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave, but his soul goes marching on! — Traditional, John Brown's Body
    • 1841, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Rainy Day", Ballads and Other Poems
      The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
      It rains, and the wind is never weary;
      The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
      But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
      And the day is dark and dreary.

NounEdit

moulder (plural moulders)

  1. A person who moulds dough into loaves.
  2. Anyone who moulds or shapes things.
  3. A machine used for moulding.

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Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 17:46