foundry

noun
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 center has about 135 pieces of equipment to support blacksmithing, welding, mold-making and foundry work, and neon-bending. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, "Steps from George Floyd Square, this arts center was forged in community," 21 Jan. 2021 The Trump administration in September placed restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s main foundry, which produces chips for cars and many other applications. New York Times, "Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide," 13 Jan. 2021 Artist David Deming’s statue soon will go to a foundry to be bronzed, a process that will take two to six months, Gambatese said. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Rocky Colavito statue plans moving along despite Covid delays," 24 Dec. 2020 In doing so, Chang created the world’s first dedicated semiconductor foundry, where American companies could outsource chip production and forgo the heavy cost of building manufacturing facilities. Los Angeles Times, "The most important company you’ve never heard of is being dragged into the U.S.-China rivalry," 17 Dec. 2020 Founded in 1987 by Morris Chang, a Harvard- and MIT-educated engineer, TSMC has thrived by trying to be the neutral chip foundry of the world. Los Angeles Times, "The most important company you’ve never heard of is being dragged into the U.S.-China rivalry," 17 Dec. 2020 It was made at a Swedish foundry that operated from 1580 to 1912, Lanham said. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "New surprises surround Alamo’s famed ‘18-pounder’ cannon that fired a hot round in response to Santa Anna’s demand for surrender," 29 Nov. 2020 Biden visited a foundry in Manitowoc Sept. 21 and harshly criticized President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Joe Biden to return to Wisconsin Friday, marking his third visit to the Badger State in the fall campaign," 26 Oct. 2020 Biden, making his third trip to Wisconsin, last appeared in the state in September, visiting a foundry in Manitowoc. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Joe Biden, Donald Trump focus on battleground Wisconsin during today's appearances," 30 Oct. 2020

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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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“Foundry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foundry. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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foundry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of foundry

: a building or factory where metals are produced

foundry

noun
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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