- any of various long, narrow, ornamental surfaces that are either continuous or discontinuous, with uniform cross sections for the full length and a strikingly modeled profile that casts strong shadows: used on frames, tables, etc., and certain architectural members, as cornices, stringcourses, or bases.
- a strip of wood, stone, etc., having such a surface.
Words nearby molding
Definition for molding (2 of 3)
- a three-dimensional pattern used to shape a plate after it has been softened by heating.
- a template for a frame.
- a molding.
- a group of moldings.
verb (used with object)
Origin of mold1
OTHER WORDS FROM moldmold·a·ble, mould·a·ble, adjectivemold·a·bil·i·ty, mould·a·bil·i·ty, noun
Definition for molding (3 of 3)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of mold2
Example sentences from the Web for molding
Her focus has clearly shifted—now she's more concerned with molding these men into dateable shape than with finding them dates.
Watching it in public, on the other hand, exposes these films as just another method of molding of our consumptive urges.
Dick was still more or less interested in molding the clay—the Captain had done with it.When Dreams Come True|Ritter Brown
The molding is the same; there is the same upward sweep of the ramped rail, and it is also capped with dark wood.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia|Frank Cousins
He brought out his penknife, and loosened part of the molding.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
For instance, there is the one where the form of a huge plumed serpent has been etched like a molding round under the arched roof.Through Our Unknown Southwest|Agnes C. Laut
The young man had thrust his hands deep in his trousers' pockets and was glowering at the dough on the molding board.An Alabaster Box|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for molding (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for molding (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for molding
Idioms and Phrases with molding
see cast in the same mold.