ingot

[ing-guh t]

noun

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.

Origin of ingot

1350–1400; Middle English: literally, (something) poured in, equivalent to in- in-1 + got(e) a stream, Old English *gota, akin to gēotan to flow; cognate with German giessen, Gothic giutan, Old Norse gjōta to pour
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Related Words for ingot

mold, bar, block

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British Dictionary definitions for ingot

ingot

noun

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

verb

(tr) to shape (metal) into ingots

Word Origin for ingot

C14: perhaps from in- ² + Old English goten, past participle of geotan to pour
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Word Origin and History for ingot
n.

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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