Foundling hospital, a hospital for foundlings.

(Found"ress) n. A female founder; a woman who founds or establishes, or who endows with a fund.

(Found"ry) n.; pl. Foundries [See Foundery.]

1. The act, process, or art of casting metals.

2. The buildings and works for casting metals.

Foundry ladle, a vessel for holding molten metal and conveying it from cupola to the molds.

(Fount) n. [See Font.] (Print.) A font.

(Fount), n. [OF. font, funt, fr. L. fons, fontis, a fountain; of uncertain origin, perh. akin to fundere to pour, E. found to cast. Cf. Font.] A fountain.

(Foun"tain) n. [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount.]

1. A spring of water issuing from the earth.

2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament.

3. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.

4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.

Judea, the fountain of the gospel.

Author of all being,
Fountain of light, thyself invisible.

Air fountain. See under Air.Fountain heead, primary source; original; first principle. Young.Fountain inkstand, an inkstand having a continual supply of ink, as from elevated reservoir. Fountain lamp, a lamp fed with oil from an elevated reservoir.Fountain pen, a pen with a reservoir in the handle which furnishes a supply of ink.Fountain pump. (a) A structure for a fountain, having the form of a pump. (b) A portable garden pump which throws a jet, for watering plants, etc.Fountain shell(Zoöl.), the large West Indian conch shell Fountain of youth, a mythical fountain whose waters were fabled to have the property of renewing youth.

(Foun"der*ous) a. Difficult to travel; likely to trip one up; as, a founderous road. [R.] Burke.

(Found"er*shaft`) n. (Mining) The first shaft sunk. Raymond.

(Found"er*y) n.; pl. Founderies [F. fonderie, fr. fondre. See Found to cast, and cf. Foundry.] Same as Foundry.

(Found"ing), n. The art of smelting and casting metals.

(Found"ling) n. [OE. foundling, fundling; finden to find + - ling; cf. fündling, findling. See Find, v. t., and -ling.] A deserted or exposed infant; a child found without a parent or owner.

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