moulding is currently helping a divorcing couple work through the conditions of a prenup they wrote before DOMA was reversed.
Who can estimate the enormous influence of Confucius and Laotse in moulding and rendering uniform the culture of China?
His fingers clutched the moulding; he bore upon it with all his weight.
He chose, that is—without knowing it—a higher way of moulding destiny.
There are no columns, no capitals, not a moulding of any kind.
The inner surface was quite smooth, not a handle, not a moulding, not a projection of any sort.
It has exerted a profound, enduring, moulding influence on my whole life.
With respect to the materials, I assume you mean to have light coloured brick with stone at the angles, and for the moulding.
When all the tubes have been set in place, begin laying the moulding.
Lucretius, Horace and Donne, at any rate, had a considerable share in moulding his thought and fashioning the form of his verse.
also mould, "hollow shape," c.1200, originally "fashion, form; nature, native constitution, character," metathesized from Old French modle "model, plan, copy; way, manner" (12c., Modern French moule), from Latin modulum (nominative modulus) "measure, model," diminutive of modus "manner" (see mode (1)). From c.1300 as "pattern or model by which something is shaped or made." To break the mold "render impossible the creation of another" is from 1560s.
also mould, "furry fungus," early 15c., probably from moulde, past participle of moulen "to grow moldy" (early 13c.), related to Old Norse mygla "grow moldy," possibly from Proto-Germanic *(s)muk- indicating "wetness, slipperiness," from PIE *meug- (see mucus). Or it might have evolved from (or been influenced by) Old English molde "loose earth" (see mold (n.3)).
also mould, "loose earth," Old English molde "earth, sand, dust, soil; land, country, world," from Proto-Germanic *mulda (cf. Old Frisian molde "earth, soil," Old Norse mold "earth," Middle Dutch moude, Dutch moude, Old High German molta "dust, earth," Gothic mulda "dust"), from PIE root *mele- "to rub, grind" (see meal (n.2)). Specifically, since late (Christian) Old English, "the earth of the grave."
also mould, mid-14c., "to mix, blend;" late 14c. "to knead, shape," from mold (n.1). Figurative sense (of character, etc.) is from c.1600. Related: Molded; molding.
mold 1 (mōld)
A shaped receptacle into which material is pressed or poured in making a cast.
A frame around which something is formed or shaped.
The shape of an artificial tooth or teeth.
To shape a mass of plastic material in or on a mold.
To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
Any of various filamentous fungi, generally a circular colony having a woolly or furry appearance, that grow on the surface of organic matter and contribute to its disintegration.
Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes. See also slime mold.