- 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
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of mold2
Related Words for mouldingfashion, divide, hack, chisel, shape, slice, engrave, etch, mold, sculpt, trim, cleave, hew, indent, form, pattern, chip, stipple, tool, incise
Examples from the Web for moulding
Contemporary Examples of moulding
Moulding is currently helping a divorcing couple work through the conditions of a prenup they wrote before DOMA was reversed.The Gay Divorce Trap: When Same-Sex Marriage Goes Wrong
September 30, 2013
Historical Examples of moulding
Moreover he made pottery, moulding the clay with his hand, and baking it in a fire.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
He had not been born right, and he had not been helped any by the moulding he had received at the hands of society.White Fang
The plastic fingers were at work about her, moulding her into what she must be as a woman.A Spirit in Prison
None so humble but he has his share in moulding the destiny of the race.
Inside was a large room in which fifty workers were carving or moulding.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a shaped outline, esp one used on cornices, etc
- a shaped strip made of wood, stone, etc
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.
see cast in the same mold.