noun mold·ing \ˈmōl-diŋ\

: a strip of material (such as wood or metal) with some design or pattern that is used as a decoration on a wall, on the edge of a table, etc.

Full Definition of MOLDING

:  an object produced by molding
a :  a decorative recessed or relieved surface
b :  a decorative plane or curved strip used for ornamentation or finishing

Examples of MOLDING

  1. The house has beautiful moldings around its doors and windows.

Illustration of MOLDING

First Known Use of MOLDING

14th century

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with MOLDING


noun mold·ing   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOLDING

:  an act or process of molding; specifically :  the shaping of the fetal head to allow it to pass through the birth canal during parturition

Variants of MOLDING

mold·ing or chiefly British mould·ing \ˈmōl-diŋ\
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