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English noun: molding

1. molding (act) the act of creating something by casting it in a mold


Synonymscasting


Broader (hypernym)creating from raw materials

2. molding (artifact) a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing


Synonymsmoulding


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation


Narrower (hyponym)annulet, architrave, astragal, bandelet, bandelette, bandlet, baseboard, bead, beading, beadwork, cavetto, conge, congee, cornice, cyma, cymatium, egg-and-anchor, egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue, gorgerin, mopboard, necking, ovolo, quarter round, quirk molding, quirk moulding, rib, skirting board, square and rabbet, subbase, surbase, thumb, tore, torus

3. molding (artifact) a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge


Synonymsborder, moulding


Broader (hypernym)edge


Part meronympicture frame

4. molding (artifact) sculpture produced by molding


Synonymsclay sculpture, modeling, mold, mould, moulding


Broader (hypernym)sculpture

5. molding (act) a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied


Synonymsmodeling, modelling, moulding


Broader (hypernym)carving, sculpture









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