Synonyms of molding


1. molding, casting, creating from raw materials

usage: the act of creating something by casting it in a mold

2. molding, moulding, decoration, ornament, ornamentation

usage: a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing

3. molding, moulding, border, edge

usage: a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge

4. mold, mould, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture, sculpture

usage: sculpture produced by molding

5. modeling, modelling, molding, moulding, sculpture, carving

usage: a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied


1. model, mold, mould, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: form in clay, wax, etc; "model a head with clay"

2. mold, mildew, change

usage: become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"

3. cast, mold, mould, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: 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, create from raw material, create from raw stuff

usage: 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"

5. mold, cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere

usage: fit tightly, follow the contours of; "The dress molds her beautiful figure"

6. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate, cause, do, make

usage: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

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