Pronunciation: (mōl'ding), [key]
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.
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