What does molding mean?

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ˈmoʊl dɪŋmold·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. molding, castingnoun

    the act of creating something by casting it in a mold

  2. molding, mouldingnoun

    a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing

  3. molding, moulding, bordernoun

    a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

  4. mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpturenoun

    sculpture produced by molding

  5. modeling, modelling, molding, mouldingnoun

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


  1. moldingnoun

    The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.

  2. moldingnoun

    Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal.

  3. moldingnoun

    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.

  4. moldingnoun

    A planing machine for making moldings.

  5. moldingnoun

    A machine to assist in making molds for castings.

  6. moldingnoun

    A mill for shaping timber.

  7. moldingnoun

    A kind of sand containing clay, used in making molds.


  1. molding

    Molding is a process or technique used in manufacturing and construction where materials such as plastic, metal, glass, or wood are shaped into a desired form. This is often done by heating the material until it is soft then pouring, injecting, or pressing it into a mold. In terms of home or interior design, molding refers to decorative trim pieces used to add detail and enhance the appearance of ceilings, walls, windows or doorways.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Molding

    of Mould

  2. Moldingnoun

    alt. of Moulding

  3. Molding

    alt. of Moulding


  1. Molding

    Molding or moulding is the process of manufacturing by shaping pliable raw material using a rigid frame or model called a pattern. A mold or mould is a hollowed-out block that is filled with a liquid like plastic, glass, metal, or ceramic raw materials. The liquid hardens or sets inside the mold, adopting its shape. A mold is the counterpart to a cast. The manufacturer who makes the molds is called the moldmaker. A release agent is typically used to make removal of the hardened/set substance from the mold easier. Typical uses for molded plastics include molded furniture, molded household goods, molded cases, and structural materials. Types of molding include: ⁕Blow molding ⁕Compaction plus sintering ⁕Compression molding ⁕Expandable bead molding ⁕Extrusion molding ⁕Foam molding ⁕Injection molding ⁕Laminating ⁕Reaction injection molding ⁕Matched mold ⁕Matrix molding ⁕Plastic moulding ⁕Pressure plug assist molding ⁕Rotational molding ⁕Transfer molding ⁕Thermoforming ⁕Vacuum forming, a simplified version of thermoforming ⁕Vacuum plug assist molding ⁕Injection molding die with side pulls ⁕ "A" side of die for 25% glass-filled acetal with 2 side pulls

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of molding in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of molding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of molding in a Sentence

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    It is often said that whosoever come to Kashi( the ancient name for Varanasi) even once, becomes part of the city. In the last five years, I have experienced this every passing moment. In molding me and giving a direction to my political and spiritual being, Kashi has a huge influence on me.

  2. Liz Pray:

    Moses Lake High School's so fun to see those students coming back to me, and seeing how much they've changed over the last few years, and the young adults that they're molding into, i'm excited to see them all at the same time, but I'll admit I'm nervous.

  3. HWR:

    An "OGEE" could be used in a variety of settings. "OMG, the ogee is fabulous for our new molding." Or, "Honey, which do you prefer: the lateral ogee or the supported ogee?

  4. Sergiy Kyslytsva:

    It' sa fresh paint on the molding rotten structure of the assembly where the paint isn't actually paint, but the blood of Ukrainian children, women and defenders, let's spare the assembly from this shame. Let's prove that the assembly is still a solid structure, and we are the United Nations that have been wise enough to avert imminent disaster.

  5. Van der Merwe:

    We're going from a bare board to populating that board, to doing our own plastic molding, besides the fact that we're very proud that it's manufactured in South Africa, it has a knock on effect wherever it's going out and being supported.

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Translations for molding

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  • Guss, Formung, Profil, Spritzling, Profilfräse, Ausformung, Zierleiste, Abformen, Gussstück, Formsand, Formverfahren, Profilhobel, Formen, Profilleiste, Formmaschine, LeisteGerman
  • moldeado, molduraSpanish
  • muottikone, muotohöylä, muotojyrsin, valu, lista, valuhiekka, valaminen, valosFinnish
  • moulage, moulureFrench
  • cimasaItalian
  • דְפוּסHebrew
  • odlewaniePolish
  • молдингRussian

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