molding

noun mold·ing \ ˈmōl-diŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of molding

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

Examples of molding in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of molding

14th century

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MOLDING Defined for English Language Learners

molding

noun

Definition of molding for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


MOLDING Defined for Kids

molding

noun mold·ing \ ˈmōl-diŋ \

Definition of molding for Students

: a strip of material having a design and used as a decoration (as on a wall or the edge of a table)

Medical Dictionary

molding

noun mold·ing
variants: or chiefly British moulding play \ˈmōl-diŋ\

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 childbirth


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