[ mohl-ding ]
See synonyms for molding on
  1. the act or process of molding.

  2. something molded.

  1. a strip of contoured wood or other material placed just below the juncture of a wall and a ceiling.

  2. Architecture, Furniture.

    • 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.

Origin of molding

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at mold1, -ing1

Words Nearby molding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for molding


/ (ˈməʊldɪŋ) /

  1. the US spelling of moulding

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