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

Derived forms: mouldings

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: Moulding

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