Molt Molt, Moult Moult, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Molted} or {Moulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Molting} or {Moulting}.] [OE. mouten, L. mutare. See {Mew} to molt, and cf. {Mute}, v. t.] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, {moult}; but as the {u} has not been inserted in the otherwords of this class, as, bolt, colt, dolt, etc., it is desirable to complete the analogy by the spelling {molt}.] To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the like, as an animal or a bird. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • moult — BrE molt AmE [məult US moult] v when a bird or animal moults, it loses feathers or hair so that new ones can grow >moult[i] n [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Moult — (m[=o]lt), v. & n. See {Molt}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moult — [ moult ] the British spelling of molt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • moult — see MOLT (Cf. molt) …   Etymology dictionary

  • moult — is the spelling in BrE for the verb meaning ‘to shed feathers or hair etc.’ and for the corresponding noun. In AmE the spelling is molt …   Modern English usage

  • moult — MOULT. adv. Vieux mot qui n a plus d usage que dans le burlesque, & qui signifie Beaucoup, en grande quantité …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • moult — (US molt) ► VERB ▪ shed old feathers, hair, or skin, to make way for a new growth. ► NOUN ▪ a period of moulting. ORIGIN from Latin mutare to change : see MUTATE(Cf. ↑mutate) …   English terms dictionary

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