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
The Robinsons opened a foundry in 1946, then formed the Iron company in 1974.
The nearly 123,000-square-foot-building, with an industrial zoning for foundries and heavy manufacturing plants, is for sale for just over $3.9 million or for lease at $4.50 per square foot.
More than 1,700 donors contributed to the $2.8 million complex created from a former foundry.
After completing his doctoral degree, Kohl held various jobs with a foundry, a private academic institution and a chemical-industry trade group.
His needs were finally answered by a small, two-year-old investment-casting foundry in southern Utah.
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.
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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
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Definition of foundry for Students
: a building or factory where metal goods are made
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