[mawl-doh-vuh] /mɔlˈdoʊ və/
official name of (def 2).
of or relating to Moldova or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Moldova
a republic in SE Europe: comprising the E part of the former principality of Moldavia, the E part of which (Bessarabia) was ceded to the Soviet Union in 1940 and formed the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic until it gained independence in 1991; an agricultural region with many vineyards. Official language: Romanian. Religion: nonreligious and Christian. Currency: leu. Capital: Chişinǎu (Kishinev). Pop: 3 619 925 (2013 est). Area: 33 670 sq km (13 000 sq miles) Also called Moldavia (mɒlˈdeɪvɪə)
country in Eastern Europe, named for the river through it, probably from PIE root *mel- “dark, soiled, black.”
Republic in eastern Europe, bordered by Ukraine to the north and east, the Black Sea to the south, and Romania to the west. Its capital and largest city is Kishinev.
Note: This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
Note: The Soviet Union took Moldova from Romania in 1940; most of its people speak Romanian.
[mohld-wawrp] /ˈmoʊldˌwɔrp/ noun 1. the common European mole, Talpa europaea. n. also mouldwarp, early 14c., moldewarp, from Proto-Germanic *moldo-worpo(n)-, literally “earth-thrower,” from to Old English molde “earth, soil” (see mole (2) + weorpan “to throw” (see warp (v.)). Common Germanic, cf. Old Saxon moldwerp, Dutch mulworp, Norwegian moldvarp, Danish muldvarp, Old High German multwurf, German […]
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a coating applied in liquid form to walls of a mold cavity.
[mohl-dee] /ˈmoʊl di/ adjective, moldier, moldiest. 1. overgrown or covered with . 2. musty, as from decay or age. 3. Informal. old-fashioned; outmoded: moldy ideas about higher education. /ˈməʊldɪ/ adjective moldier, moldiest 1. the US spelling of mouldy adj. also mouldy, 1570s, earlier mowly (late 14c.), from mold (n.2) + -y (2). Related: Moldiness.
noun, Slang. 1. a musician or fan who likes traditional jazz or Dixieland rather than modern jazz. 2. any person or thing that is old-fashioned or conservative. adjective : my moldy-fig tastes noun phrase