Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun molding

5 senses of molding

Sense 1
molding, casting -- (the act of creating something by casting it in a mold)
       => creating from raw materials -- (the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it)

Sense 2
molding, moulding -- (a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing)
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Sense 3
molding, moulding, border -- (a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge)
       => edge -- (the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge")

Sense 4
mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture -- (sculpture produced by molding)
       => sculpture -- (a three-dimensional work of plastic art)

Sense 5
modeling, modelling, molding, moulding -- (a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied)
       => sculpture, carving -- (creating figures or designs in three dimensions)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mold

6 senses of mold

Sense 1
model, mold, mould -- (form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay")
       => 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")

Sense 2
mold, mildew -- (become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
cast, mold, mould -- (form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture")
       => 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")

Sense 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")
       => create from raw material, create from raw stuff -- (make from scratch)

Sense 5
mold -- (fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure")
       => cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere -- (come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere")

Sense 6
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

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