Moldy
Moldy Mold"y, Mouldy Mould"y, a. [Compar. {Moldier}or {Mouldier}; superl. {Moldiest} or {Mouldiest}.] [From {Mold} the growth of fungi.] Overgrown with, or containing, mold; smelling of mold; as, moldy cheese or bread. [1913 Webster]

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  • moldy — or chiefly Brit mouldy mōl dē adj, mold·i·er or chiefly Brit mould·i·er; est covered with a mold producing fungus <moldy bread> …   Medical dictionary

  • moldy — index stale Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • moldy — (adj.) also mouldy, 1570s, earlier mowly (late 14c.), from MOLD (Cf. mold) (n.2) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Moldiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • moldy — (Amer.) adj. mildewy, overgrown with mold, musty with age or decay (also mouldy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moldy — [adj] musty airless, dirty, funky, mildewed, mildewy, putrid, rotten, rotting, smelly, stale, stuffy; concepts 578,598,603,797 …   New thesaurus

  • moldy — (Brit. mouldy) ► ADJECTIVE (moldier, moldiest) 1) covered with or smelling of mould. 2) informal boring or worthless. DERIVATIVES moldiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • moldy — [mōl′dē] adj. moldier, moldiest [ MOLD2 + Y3] 1. covered or overgrown with mold 2. musty or stale, as from age or decay moldiness n …   English World dictionary

  • moldy — adjective (moldier; est) Date: 14th century 1. of, resembling, or covered with mold 2. a. being old and moldering ; crumbling b. antiquated, fusty < moldy tradition > • moldiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moldy — moldiness, n. /mohl dee/, adj., moldier, moldiest. 1. overgrown or covered with mold. 2. musty, as from decay or age. 3. Informal. old fashioned; outmoded: moldy ideas about higher education. [1350 1400; ME; see MOLD2, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • moldy — adj. Moldy is used with these nouns: ↑bread …   Collocations dictionary

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