Definition of moulding :
1. A plane, or curved, narrow surface, either sunk or projecting, used for decoration by means of the lights and shades upon its surface. Moldings vary greatly in pattern, and are generally used in groups, the different members of each group projecting or retreating, one beyond another. See Cable, n., 3, and Crenelated molding, under Crenelate, v. t.
2. Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal.
3. The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
4. Used in making a mold or moldings; used in shaping anything according to a pattern.
- 2183: we then find that the cutting edge must extend to the length or depth D, and it is plain that the depth of the curve on the moulding is less than the depth of the cutting edge that produces it; the radius E being less than of D, so that if we place the cutter C upright on the moulding it will appear as shown in Fig. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- He fancied he was moulding her; therefore winning her. - "One of Our Conquerors, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
- Suddenly he stooped and peered at a black mark along a strip of moulding that had fallen from some part of the wrecked structure. - "Death Points a Finger", Will Levinrew.