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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of molding.
  • n. Something that is molded.
  • n. An embellishment in strip form, made of wood or other structural material, that is used to decorate or finish a surface, such as the wall of a room or building or the surface of a door or piece of furniture. Also called mold1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
  • n. Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal.
  • n. A plane, or curved, narrow surface, either sunk or projecting, used for decoration by means of the lights and shades upon its surface and to conceal joints, especially between unlike materials.
  • n. A planing machine for making moldings.
  • n. A machine to assist in making molds for castings.
  • n. A mill for shaping timber.
  • n. A kind of sand containing clay, used in making molds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Used in making a mold or moldings; used in shaping anything according to a pattern.
  • n. The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
  • n. Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal, or sculptures.
  • n. 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, n., 3, and Crenelated molding, under Crenelate, v. t.
  • n. a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing.
  • n. a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of covering with mold; mold used to cover the roots of plants.
  • n. The process of shaping any plastic substance into a given form, as wax into artistic figures, or clay into bricks.
  • n. Anything cast in a mold, or anything formed as if by a mold.
  • n. In architecture, a member of construction or decoration so treated as to introduce varieties of outline or contour in edges or surfaces, whether on projections or in cavities, such as on cornices, string-courses, bases, door- or window-jambs, lintels, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
  • n. sculpture produced by molding
  • n. the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
  • n. a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
  • n. a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

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  • Continuous ornamental contour formed on a surface or bevelled edge.

    August 25, 2008