1. a mass of metal cast in a convenient form for shaping, remelting, or refining.

verb (used with object)

  1. to make ingots of; shape into ingots.


  1. a piece of cast metal obtained from a mould in a form suitable for storage, transporting, and further use


  1. (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.

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