from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a sculpture produced by molding.
  • noun a decorative recessed or relieved surface.
  • noun a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing.
  • noun a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied.

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  • noun UK Alternative spelling of molding.

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

  • noun a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
  • noun a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
  • noun sculpture produced by molding
  • noun a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied


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  • The geordie optimism engendered by a 6-0 demolition of Aston Villa and victory at Everton is already seriously diluted as assorted off-field distractions undermine Hughton's achievement in moulding an attractive, winger-propelled, 4-4-1-1 ensemble.

    Blackpool, Newcastle and West Brom on all-out attack to defy doubters

  • Custom picture frames present the final product and are a large part of what the viewer sees; therefore, the choice of picture frame moulding is important.

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  • The next stage will be to replace the headliner and the fake-wood-grain moulding applique around the fake-wood-grain panels.

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  • At the same time I should like to defend the thesis of the original and decisive significance of civic and political rights in moulding the destiny of mankind.

    Andrei Sakharov - Nobel Lecture

  • Haber lived for science, both for its own sake and also for the influence it has in moulding human life and human culture and civilization.

    Fritz Haber - Biography

  • Langley's two doorways have four centred arches enclosed beneath a square label moulding, with shields bearing the Cardinal's coat-of-arms in each spandrel.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Espiscopal See

  • Nearby were ruins of the Druids of old, forts built by King John, ruins of monasteries -- all of which undoubtedly played some part in moulding the boy's mind.

    Thomas D'Arcy McGee

  • For, while neither time nor place creates genius, they have a good deal to do in moulding and fashioning an art product.

    The Dickens Centenary

  • With reference to the function that a university should play in moulding national sentiment, for example, I have always had the view, and have never hesitated to declare it in public, that a great university should be a great propaganda of national feeling and national sentiment, and to me that means a propaganda of Imperial sentiment.

    Education and Empire Unity

  • Looking in the dictionary, the word applies specifically to the horizontal underside of a cornice, not a vertical moulding, which is what you are showing.

    The Walls Incarnadine


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