Molding 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal, or sculptures. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: mold, mould, molding, modeling, clay sculpture. [1913 Webster]

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. [WordNet sense 2] [1913 Webster]

4. Especially: a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing. [WordNet sense 3]

Syn: moolding. [WordNet 1.5]

5. a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied. [WordNet sense 5]

Syn: modeling, moulding. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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