ETYM Old Eng. dee, die, French dé, from Latin datus given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. Related to Date a point of time.
1. A device used for shaping metal.
2. A tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods.
Mainly saprophytic fungi living on foodstuffs and other organic matter, a few being parasitic on plants, animals, or each other. Many are of medical or industrial importance; for example, penicillin.
1. A container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens; SYN. mould, cast.
2. A sculpture produced by molding; SYN. mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture.
3. A fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter; SYN. mould.
4. Loose soil rich in organic matter; SYN. mould.
Chiefly British variant of mold