Meaning of FOUNDRY in English


ˈfau̇ndrē, -ri noun

( -es )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: French fonderie, from Middle French, from fondre to pour, melt + -erie -ery


a. : the act, process, or art of casting metals

b. : articles produced by founders : castings

2. : a building or establishment where metal or glass founding is carried on


a. : a place where stereotyping or electrotyping is done

b. : typefoundry

c. : a department in a printing works for the melting down of composing-machine type or slugs

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