Definitions of moulding
  1. noun
    sculpture produced by molding
    synonyms: clay sculpture, modeling, mold, molding, mould
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    a three-dimensional work of plastic art
  2. noun
    a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
    synonyms: modeling, modelling, molding
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    type of:
    carving, sculpture
    creating figures or designs in three dimensions
  3. noun
    a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
    synonyms: border, molding
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    the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something
  4. noun
    a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
    synonyms: molding
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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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