foundry


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foun·dry

 (foun′drē)
n. pl. foun·dries
1. An establishment where metal objects are made by melting metal and pouring it into molds.
2.
a. The skill or operation of founding.
b. The castings made by founding.

foundry

(ˈfaʊndrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Metallurgy) a place in which metal castings are produced
2. (Metallurgy) the science or practice of casting metal
3. (Metallurgy) cast-metal articles collectively
[C17: from Old French fonderie, from fondre; see found3]

found•ry

(ˈfaʊn dri)

n., pl. -ries.
1.
a. an establishment for producing castings in molten metal.
b. an establishment where metal type is cast or melted down.
2. the act or process of casting metal.
3. metal objects made by founding; castings.
[1595–1605; < French fonderie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foundry - factory where metal castings are producedfoundry - factory where metal castings are produced
arsenal, armory, armoury - a place where arms are manufactured
bell foundry - a foundry where bells are cast
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
iron foundry - a foundry where cast iron is produced
Translations
مَسْبَك، مكان السَّبك والصَّب
slévárna
støberi
ljevaonica
öntöde
málmsteypa
liejykla
lietuve
zlievareň
dökümhane

foundry

[ˈfaʊndrɪ] Nfundición f, fundidora f (LAm)

foundry

[ˈfaʊndri] nfonderie f

foundry

nGießerei f

foundry

[ˈfaʊndrɪ] nfonderia

foundry

(ˈfaundri) plural ˈfoundries noun
a place where metal or glass is formed by melting and pouring into moulds.
References in classic literature ?
shot, fragments of astronomical instruments, a piece of crown work, and a bronze clock, bearing this inscription--"Bazin m'a fait," the mark of the foundry of the arsenal at Brest about 1785.
He was grimy and dripping like a laborer in a foundry. He grasped his canteen and took a long swallow of the warmed water.
"What a strange thing!" said the overseer of the workmen at the foundry. "This broken lead heart will not melt in the furnace.
Being an economical Vermonter, Barrett went to work in a little wooden shed in the backyard of a Brooklyn foundry. In this foundry he had seen a unique machine that could be made to mould hot lead around a rope of twisted wires.
"I judged so; the boys in this town will take more trouble and fool away more time hunting up six bits' worth of old iron to sell to the foundry than they would to make twice the money at regular work.
'Good gracious, Arthur,--I should say Mr Clennam, far more proper-- the climb we have had to get up here and how ever to get down again without a fire-escape and Mr F.'s Aunt slipping through the steps and bruised all over and you in the machinery and foundry way too only think, and never told us!'
Falleix paid seven per cent for the sixty thousand invested in the foundry, besides an equal division of profits.
Steve Livingston, president of Strategic Materials, a South Gate, Calif.-based stainless and carbon steel foundry, says his company has seen a definite improvement in market conditions throughout the past 18 months.
Dependable Foundry Equip Co, 9995 SW Avery Street, PO Box 3210, Tualatin, OR,
According to a representative from the American Foundry Society, Des Plaines, Ill., there are about 2,700 ferrous and nonferrous foundries in the U.S., a number that has declined steadily.
Deeter Foundry, Lincoln, Neb., began experiencing shrink in gray iron thick-walled castings after beginning to use steel in its cupola charge.
Engineered Foundry Systems, 12981 Maurer Industrial Drive, St Louis, MO, 63127 tel: 314/842-5400 fax: 314/842-7475