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Meaning of MOLDING

Pronunciation:  'mowlding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
  2. [n]  a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
  3. [n]  sculpture produced by molding
  4. [n]  a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
  5. [n]  a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing

MOLDING is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: border, casting, clay sculpture, modeling, modeling, modelling, mold, mould, moulding, moulding
 See Also: annulet, architrave, astragal, bandelet, bandelette, bandlet, baseboard, bead, beading, beadwork, carving, cavetto, cheoplasty, conge, cornice, creating from raw materials, cyma, cymatium, decoration, edge, egg-and-anchor, egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue, gorgerin, margin, mopboard, necking, ornament, ornamentation, ovolo, picture frame, quarter round, quirk molding, quirk moulding, rib, sculpture, sculpture, skirting board, square and rabbet, subbase, surbase, thumb, tore, torus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mold"ing\, Moulding \Mould"ing\, n.
    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. (Arch.) 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}, n., 3, and {Crenelated molding}, under
       {Crenelate}, v. t.
  2. \Mold"ing\, Moulding \Mould"ing\, p.a.
    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}, v. t.
    (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
    {Molding, or Moulding}, {mill}, a mill for shaping timber.
    {Molding, or Moulding}, {sand} (Founding), a kind of sand
       containing clay, used in making molds.
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