Definition of Moulding

1. Noun. A decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing.

2. Noun. A decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge.
Exact synonyms: Border, Molding
Generic synonyms: Edge
Group relationships: Picture Frame

3. Noun. Sculpture produced by molding.
Exact synonyms: Clay Sculpture, Modeling, Mold, Molding, Mould
Generic synonyms: Sculpture
Derivative terms: Model, Mold, Mold, Mold, Mould, Mould, Mould

4. Noun. A preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied.
Exact synonyms: Modeling, Modelling, Molding
Generic synonyms: Carving, Sculpture
Derivative terms: Model, Model, Mold, Mould

Definition of Moulding

1. Noun. (British) (alternative spelling of molding) ¹

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Definition of Moulding

1. molding [n -S] - See also: molding

Medical Definition of Moulding

1. Used in making a mold or moldings; used in shaping anything according to a pattern. Molding, or Moulding, board. See Follow board, under Follow, A board on which bread or pastry is kneaded and shaped. Molding, or Moulding, machine. A kind of sand containing clay, used in making molds. 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. 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, 3, and Crenelated molding, under Crenelate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moulding

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Literary usage of Moulding

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Back moulding. Same as Wall moulding, especially as applied at the back of the ... Billet moulding. One composed wholly or in part of one or more series of ..."

2. Annual Report by Geological Survey of Canada (1906)
"moulding Sand.—The figures given in Table 12, are derived from returns of ... Deposits of sands answering the requirements of moulding sand are known to ..."

3. The Fine Arts by Gerard Baldwin Brown (1902)
"The Gothic moulding as, in part, a conventional form. In the case however of the moulding, we find a form largely conventional used as a very essential ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1860)
"Mr. JW Winter, of Maysville, Cal., recommends, in the Dental N'êtes Letter, a now kind of moulding sand. He says: "Take equal parts of soap- stone and ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1867)
"IMPROVED moulding SAND. Mr. JW Winter, of Maysville, Cal., recommends, ... It is superior to any other moulding sand, as it requires but little mixture to ..."

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