Definition of foundry
1 : an establishment where founding is carried on
2 : the act, process, or art of casting metals
Recent Examples of foundry from the Web
Foundries use sand to form the molds for iron bolts, manhole covers, engine blocks, and other cast-metal objects.
Some of the structures, such as the original foundry building, fell into disrepair.
Ungricht said police feared the thieves would find a foundry along the Wasatch Front Range to melt the bronze down — a fiery doom for a statue valued at $125,000.
Officials have been using the games as a pretext to renovate or replace thousands of Mao-vintage backyard foundries and coal furnaces.
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First Known Use of foundry
FOUNDRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foundry for English Language Learners
: a building or factory where metals are produced
FOUNDRY Defined for Kids
Definition of foundry for Students
: a building or factory where metal goods are made
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