found·​ry | \ ˈfau̇n-drē How to pronounce foundry (audio) \
plural foundries

Definition of foundry

1 : an establishment where founding is carried on
2 : the act, process, or art of casting metals

Examples of foundry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former Edith Clara Roderick, the daughter of John Roderick, a steel foundry foreman, and his wife, Bertha Guernsey Roderick, a homemaker, was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Edith R. ‘Roddy’ Esslinger, Army nurse who served in World War II and the Korean War, dies," 9 Sep. 2019 That museum, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, where Sklar is CEO and co-owner with Novak, finally opened in February this year, above a coffee shop in a former brick foundry building on the edge of the Walker's Point neighborhood. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Visit the World’s Only Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum," 15 Aug. 2019 Most of the artworks were commissioned by the Cantors directly from Musee Rodin and were cast by the museum’s selected foundry, Coubertin. Susan Dunne,, "A rare chance to see the world and work of Rodin at Fairfield University," 29 Oct. 2019 Polich Tallix, a fine art foundry that counts Di Modica as a client, will oversee the repairs. Chris Morris, Fortune, "A Man Attacked Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ Statue With a Banjo and Repairing It Won’t Be Cheap," 11 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, at the same serendipitous moment back in her hometown of Minneapolis, her father's foundry in the warehouse district had a vacancy. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Heartwarming Origin Story Behind the Coolest Store In the Midwest," 1 Dec. 2019 The trip included a stop at her uncle’s bell foundry in Heidelberg, Germany. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Unsolved 1978 Winnetka crime prompts $500 reward for clues unraveling the ‘Mystery of the Missing Bell’," 22 Nov. 2019 As Bob Ruppert writes in Journal of the American Revolution, the rebels loaded the statue’s mangled remains onto oxcarts bound for a foundry in Litchfield, Connecticut. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "You Could Own an Amputated Arm From the George III Statue Toppled at Bowling Green," 1 Nov. 2019 The trade war this year has rocked the foundry with a one-two punch. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, "In manufacturing Midwest, signs of trouble amid good times," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of foundry

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for foundry

borrowed from Middle French fondrie, fonderie, from fond-, base of fondre "to cast, found entry 5" + -rie, -erie -ery

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18 Jan 2020

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“Foundry.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of foundry

: a building or factory where metals are produced


found·​ry | \ ˈfau̇n-drē How to pronounce foundry (audio) \
plural foundries

Kids Definition of foundry

: a building or factory where metal goods are made

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