Definitions for: Molding


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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
castings.

Molding, or Moulding, mill, a mill for shaping timber.

Molding, or Moulding, sand (Founding), a kind of sand
containing clay, used in making molds.

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

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