"molding" in the noun sense
1. molding, casting
the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
2. molding, moulding
a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
3. molding, moulding, border
a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
4. mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture
sculpture produced by molding
5. modeling, modelling, molding, moulding
a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
"molding" in the verb sense
1. model, mold, mould
form in clay, wax, etc
"model a head with clay"
2. mold, mildew
become moldy spoil due to humidity
"The furniture molded in the old house"
3. cast, mold, mould
form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
"cast a bronze sculpture"
4. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
make something, usually for a specific function
"She molded the rice balls carefully"
"Form cylinders from the dough"
"shape a figure"
"Work the metal into a sword"
fit tightly, follow the contours of
"The dress molds her beautiful figure"
6. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate
shape or influence give direction to
"experience often determines ability"
"mold public opinion"
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