- a mass of metal cast in a convenient form for shaping, remelting, or refining.
verb (used with object)
- to make ingots of; shape into ingots.
- a piece of cast metal obtained from a mould in a form suitable for storage, transporting, and further use
- (tr) to shape (metal) into ingots
late 14c., “mold in which metal is cast,” probably from in- (2) “in” + Old English goten, past participle of geotan “to pour” (see found (v.2)). Sense of “mass of cast metal” first attested early 15c.