What does smelter mean?

Definitions for smelter
ˈsmɛl tərsmelter

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word smelter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smelter, smelterynoun

    an industrial plant for smelting


  1. smelternoun

    A machine used to smelt metal.

  2. smelternoun

    A place where smelting is done.

  3. smelternoun

    A person employed to do smelting.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Smelternoun

    One who melts oar.

    Etymology: from smelt.

    The smelters come up to the assayers. John Woodward, on Fossils.


  1. smelter

    A smelter is an industrial facility or establishment where ores or other substances are extracted or refined through the process of smelting - the process of applying heat to ore to extract a base metal. The substances used could be metal ores, scrap metal or other raw materials. Smelters are designed to withstand high temperatures necessary for such processes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smelternoun

    one who, or that which, smelts

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Smelter is ranked #85049 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Smelter surname appeared 220 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Smelter.

    91.8% or 202 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

Anagrams for smelter »

  1. melters

  2. remelts

  3. resmelt

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of smelter in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Walpole:

    Yes it is slightly above target. Our smelter this year will roughly do 760,000 tonnes, we have seen consistent performance in the last six months.

  2. Newmont Mining Corp:

    We share the government's stated goal of increasing value-added mineral processing in Indonesia, as part of our MoU (memorandum of understanding) with Freeport, we continue working with them in support of their plans to develop a smelter. (Newmont) also has concentrate supply agreements with two Indonesian companies planning to build domestic smelters.

  3. Sudirman Said:

    The dilemma is this: if we continue to withhold (exports) they won't complete the smelter projects and everyone loses.

  4. State Minister Jayakumar:

    Our stand is clear: the smelter will remain shut. An isolated incident like this is not going to hit investments in the state, as we have good infrastructure and provide attractive tax incentives.

  5. Sudirman Said:

    This is what we need to study - from a legal point of view, the dilemma is this: if we continue to withhold (exports) they won't complete the smelter projects and everyone loses.

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