Meaning of MOLDING in English


/mohl"ding/ , n.

1. the act or process of molding.

2. something molded.

3. a strip of contoured wood or other material placed just below the juncture of a wall and a ceiling.

4. Archit. , Furniture.

a. any of various long, narrow, ornamental surfaces that are either continuous or discontinuous, with uniform cross sections for the full length and a strikingly modeled profile that casts strong shadows: used on frames, tables, etc., and certain architectural members, as cornices, stringcourses, or bases.

b. a strip of wood, stone, etc., having such a surface.

[ 1300-50; ME; see MOLD 1 , -ING 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .