Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Moire noun [ French Confer Mohair .]
1. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given in the process of calendering.

2. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces.

Moire antique , a superior kind of thick moire.

Moiré adjective [ French, p.p. of moirer to water (silk, etc.). See Moire .] Watered; having a watered or clouded appearance; -- as of silk or metals.

Moiré noun
1. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance on textile fabrics or metallic surfaces.

2. Erroneously, moire, the fabric.

Moiré métallique [ French] A crystalline or frosted appearance produced by some acids on tin plate; also, the tin plate thus treated.

Moist adjective [ Middle English moiste , Old French moiste , French moite , from Latin muccidus , for mucidus , moldy, musty. Confer Mucus , Mucid .]
1. Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air. " Moist eyes." Shak.

2. Fresh, or new. [ Obsolete] "Shoes full moist and new." "A draught of moist and corny ale." Chaucer.

Moist transitive verb To moisten. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Moisten transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Moistened ; present participle & verbal noun Moistening .]
1. To make damp; to wet in a small degree.

A pipe a little moistened on the inside.

2. To soften by making moist; to make tender.

It moistened not his executioner's heart with any pity.

Moistener noun One who, or that which, moistens. Johnson.

Moistful adjective Full of moisture. [ R.]

Moistless adjective Without moisture; dry. [ R.]

Moistness noun The quality or state of being moist.

Moisture noun [ Confer Old French moistour , French moiteur .]
1. A moderate degree of wetness. Bacon.

2. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.

All my body's moisture
Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heat.

Moistureless adjective Without moisture.

Moisty adjective Moist. [ Obsolete]

Moither transitive verb [ Etymol. uncertain.] To perplex; to confuse. [ Prov. Eng.] Lamb.

Moither intransitive verb To toil; to labor. [ Prov. Eng.]

Mojarra noun [ Spanish ] Any of certain basslike marine fishes (mostly of tropical seas, and having a deep, compressed body, protracile mouth, and large silvery scales) constituting the family Gerridæ , as Gerres plumieri , found from Florida to Brazil and used as food. Also, any of numerous other fishes of similar appearance but belonging to other families.

Mokadour noun [ Spanish mocador handkerchief.] A handkerchief. [ Obsolete]

Moke noun A donkey. [ Cant] Thackeray.

Moke noun A mesh of a net, or of anything resembling a net. Halliwell.

Moke noun
1. A stupid person; a dolt; a donkey.

2. A negro. [ U. S.]

3. (Theat. Slang) [ More fully musical moke .] A performer, as a minstrel, who plays on several instruments.

Moky adjective [ Confer Icelandic mökkvi cloud, mist, mökkr a dense cloud, W. mwg smoke, and English muggy , muck .] Misty; dark; murky; muggy. [ Obsolete]

Mola noun (Zoology) See Sunfish , 1.

Molar adjective [ Latin moles mass.] (Mech.) Of or pertaining to a mass of matter; -- said of the properties or motions of masses, as distinguished from those of molecules or atoms. Carpenter.

Molar adjective [ Latin molaris , from mola mill, from molere to grind in a mill. See Mill the machine.] Having power to grind; grinding; as, the molar teeth; also, of or pertaining to the molar teeth. Bacon.

Molar noun (Anat.) Any one of the teeth back of the incisors and canines. The molars which replace the deciduous or milk teeth are designated as premolars , and those which are not preceded by deciduous teeth are sometimes called true molars . See Tooth .

Molary adjective Same as 2d Molar .

Molasse noun [ French molasse , probably from mollasse flabby, flimsy, from Latin mollis soft.] (Geol.) A soft Tertiary sandstone; -- applied to a rock occurring in Switzerland. See Chart of Geology .

Molasses noun [ French mélasse , confer Spanish melaza , Portuguese melaço , from Latin mellaceus honeylike, honey-sweet, mel , mellis , honey. See Mellifluous , and confer Melasses .] The thick, brown or dark colored, viscid, uncrystallizable sirup which drains from sugar, in the process of manufacture; any thick, viscid, sweet sirup made from vegetable juice or sap, as of the sorghum or maple. See Treacle .

Mold noun [ See Mole a spot.] A spot; a blemish; a mole. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Mold, Mould noun [ Middle English molde , Anglo-Saxon molde ; akin to Dutch mul , German mull , mulm , Old High German molt , molta , Icelandic mold , Danish muld , Swedish mull , Goth. mulda , and English meal flour. See Meal , and confer Mole an animal, Mull , v. ] [ The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, mould ; but as the u has not been inserted in the other words of this class, as bold , gold , old , cold , etc., it seems desirable to complete the analogy by dropping it from this word, thus spelling it as Spenser, South, and many others did. The omission of the u is now very common in America.]
1. Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.

2. Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.

The etherial mold ,
Incapable of stain.

Nature formed me of her softest mold .

Mold, Mould transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Molded or Moulded ; present participle & verbal noun Molding or Moulding .] To cover with mold or soil. [ R.]

Mold, Mould noun [ From the past participle of Middle English moulen to become moldy, to rot, probably from Icelandic mygla to grow musty, mugga mugginess; confer Swedish mögla to grow moldy. See Muggy , and confer Moldy .] (Botany) A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes , and Physomycetes , forming on damp or decaying organic matter.

» The common blue mold of cheese, the brick-red cheese mold, and the scarlet or orange strata which grow on tubers or roots stored up for use, when commencing to decay, are familiar examples. M. J. Berkley.

Mold, Mould transitive verb To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.

Mold, Mould intransitive verb To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.

Mold, Mould transitive verb [ Confer French mouler , Old French moler , moller . See Mold the matrix.]
1. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.

He forgeth and moldeth metals.
Sir M. Hale.

Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
To mold me man?

2. To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.

3. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.

4. (Founding) To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.

Moldable, Mouldable adjective Capable of being molded or formed.

Moldboard, Mouldboard noun
1. A curved plate of iron (originally of wood) back of the share of a plow, which turns over the earth in plowing.

2. (Founding) A follow board.

Molder, Moulder noun One who, or that which, molds or forms into shape; specifically (Founding) , one skilled in the art of making molds for castings.

Molder, Moulder intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Moldered or Mouldered ; present participle & verbal noun Moldering or Mouldering .] [ From Mold fine soft earth: confer Prov. German multern .] To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation of the component particles, without the presence of water; to crumble away.

The moldering of earth in frosts and sun.

When statues molder , and when arches fall.

If he had sat still, the enemy's army would have moldered to nothing.

Molder, Moulder transitive verb To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away.

[ Time's] gradual touch
Has moldered into beauty many a tower.

Moldery, Mouldery adjective Covered or filled with mold; consisting of, or resembling, mold.

Moldiness, Mouldiness noun [ From Moldy .] The state of being moldy.

Molding, Moulding noun
1. The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.

2. Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal.

3. (Architecture) A plane, or curved, narrow surface, either sunk or projecting, used for decoration by means of the lights and shades upon its surface. Moldings vary greatly in pattern, and are generally used in groups, the different members of each group projecting or retreating, one beyond another. See Cable , noun , 3, and Crenelated molding , under Crenelate , transitive verb

Molding, Moulding p. adjective Used in making a mold or moldings; used in shaping anything according to a pattern.

Molding, or Moulding , board . (a) See Follow board , under Follow , transitive verb (b) A board on which bread or pastry is kneaded and shaped. -- Molding, or Moulding , machine . (a) (Woodworking) A planing machine for making moldings . ( b ) (Founding) A machine to assist in making molds for castings. -- Molding, or Moulding , mill , a mill for shaping timber. -- Molding, or Moulding , sand (Founding) , a kind of sand containing clay, used in making molds.

Moldwarp, Mouldwarp noun [ Middle English moldwerp : Anglo-Saxon molde soil + weorpan to throw up; confer OD. molworp , German maulwurf , Icelandic moldvarpa , Danish muldvarp . See Mold soil, Warp , and confer Mole the animal.] (Zoology) See Mole the animal. Spenser.

Moldy, Mouldy adjective [ Compar. Moldier or Mouldier ; superl. Moldiest or Mouldiest .] [ From Mold the growth of fungi.] Overgrown with, or containing, mold; as, moldy cheese or bread.