[foun-dree] /ˈfaʊn dri/
noun, plural foundries.
an establishment for producing castings in molten metal.
the act or process of founding or casting metal.
the category of metal objects made by founding; castings.
noun (pl) -ries
a place in which metal castings are produced
the science or practice of casting metal
cast-metal articles collectively
c.1600, from French fonderei, from fondre “to cast” (see found (v.2)).
noun, Printing. 1. a proof pulled for a final checking before printing plates are made. noun 1. (printing) a proof taken from a forme before duplicate plates are made from it
- Foundry sand
noun 1. silica-based sand mixed with clay, oil, etc, to improve its cohesive strength, used in moulding
noun, Printing. 1. type cast in individual characters for setting by hand.
[fount] /faʊnt/ noun 1. a spring of water; . 2. a source or origin: a fount of inspiration to his congregation. [fount, font] /faʊnt, fɒnt/ noun, British Printing. 1. 2 . /faʊnt/ noun 1. (poetic) a spring or fountain 2. source or origin /faʊnt; fɒnt/ noun 1. (printing) another word for font2 n. mid-15c., probably […]