What does foundry mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term foundry:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foundry, metalworks(noun)

    factory where metal castings are produced


  1. foundry(Noun)

    A facility that melts metals in special furnaces and pours the molten metal into molds to make products. Foundries are usually specified according to the type of metal dealt with, as iron foundry, brass foundry, etc.

  2. Origin: From fonderie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foundry(noun)

    the act, process, or art of casting metals

  2. Foundry(noun)

    the buildings and works for casting metals

  3. Origin: [See Foundery.]


  1. Foundry

    A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and removing the mold material or casting after the metal has solidified as it cools. The most common metals processed are aluminium and cast iron. However, other metals, such as bronze, brass, steel, magnesium, and zinc, are also used to produce castings in foundries. In this process, parts of desired shapes and sizes can be formed.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. foundry

    A place for casting all kinds of ordnance; a foundery.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foundry in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foundry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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