Definitions of molding

n the act of creating something by casting it in a mold

Type of:
creating from raw materials
the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

n sculpture produced by molding

clay sculpture, modeling, mold, mould, moulding
Type of:
a three-dimensional work of plastic art

n a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied

modeling, modelling, moulding
Type of:
carving, sculpture
creating figures or designs in three dimensions

n a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

border, moulding
Type of:
the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

n a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing

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annulet, bandelet, bandelette, bandlet, square and rabbet
molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column
the molding around a door or window
baseboard, mopboard, skirting board
a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor
astragal, bead, beading, beadwork
a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
a concave molding shaped like a quarter circle in cross section
conge, congee
(architecture) a concave molding
a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall
cyma, cymatium
(architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)
egg-and-anchor, egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue
a decorative molding; a series of egg-shaped figures alternating with another shape
gorgerin, necking
the molding at the top of a column
ovolo, quarter round, thumb
a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse
quirk molding, quirk moulding
a molding having a small groove in it
a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
the lowest molding of an architectural base or of a baseboard
the molding or border above the base of a structure (a pedestal or podium or wall)
tore, torus
commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column
cyma recta
a cyma in which the upper section is concave and the lower section is convex
ovolo molding between the shaft and the abacus of a Doric column
cyma reversa, ogee
a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below
bead and quirk, quirk bead
beading formed with a narrow groove separating it from the surface it decorates
Type of:
decoration, ornament, ornamentation
something used to beautify

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