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Noun: molding  mówl-ding
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: moulding)
  1. The act of creating something by casting it in a mold
    - casting, moulding [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. A decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
    - moulding [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. A decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
    - moulding [Brit, Cdn], border
     
  4. Sculpture produced by molding
    - mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], moulding [Brit, Cdn], modeling [N. Amer], clay sculpture, modelling [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. A preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
    - modeling [N. Amer], modelling [Brit, Cdn], moulding [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: mold  mówld
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: mould)
  1. (art) form in clay, wax, etc
    "mold a head with clay";
    - model, mould [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Become moldy; spoil due to humidity
    "The furniture molded in the old house";
    - mildew, mould [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
    "mold a bronze sculpture";
    - cast, mould [Brit, Cdn]
     
  4. Make something, usually for a specific function
    "She molded the rice balls carefully";
    - shape, form, work, mould [Brit, Cdn], forge
     
  5. Fit tightly, follow the contours of
    "the dress molds to her beautiful figure";
    - mould [Brit, Cdn]
     
  6. Give direction to; be an influence on
    "mold public opinion";
    - determine, shape, influence, regulate, mould [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: moldings

Type of: adhere, carving, cause, change, cleave, cling, cohere, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, creating from raw materials, decoration, do, edge, engender, make, ornament, ornamentation, sculpture, stick

Part of: picture frame

Encyclopedia: Molding

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