American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mass of metal, such as a bar or block, that is cast in a standard shape for convenient storage or shipment.
- n. A casting mold for metal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mold into which to pour metals; an ingot-mold.
- n. A mass of metal cast in a mold. Ingots of gold and silver are of various sizes and shapes. Those produced in the United States mint for coining are about 12 inches long and ½ inch thick, the width varying from 1 to 2½ inches, according to the size of the coin to be made.
- n. A solid block of more or less pure metal, often but not necessarily bricklike in shape and trapezoidal in cross-section, the result of pouring out and cooling molten metal, often immediately after smelting from raw ore or alloying from constituents.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete That in which metal is cast; a mold.
- n. A bar or wedge of steel, gold, or other malleable metal, cast in a mold; a mass of unwrought cast metal.
- n. metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling
- From Middle English ingot ("something poured in"), from Old English *ingot, ingyte ("a pouring in, infusion, inspiration"), from Proto-Germanic *in (“in”) + *gutaz, *gutiz (“gush, flow”), from Proto-Germanic *geutanan (“to flow, pour”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew- (“to pour”), equivalent to in- + gote or in- + yote. Cognate with German Einguss ("in-pouring, sprue"), Swedish ingjut ("in-pouring"), Dutch ingieten ("to pour in"), Scots gote ("drain, ditch, gutter"), Swedish göt ("ingot"). More at gote, goit, yote. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, mold for casting metal : probably in-, in; see in-2 + Old English goten, past participle of geotan, to pour, or perhaps from Old French lingot, metal ingot (reinterpreted as l'ingot : le, the + *ingot, ingot). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What we are doing, Steve is we are working off our forecast which we review on a monthly basis and based on that forecast, we are stocking what is called ingot which is the product add of our melting operating or billet which is the product that goes in our hardworking operations.”
“Silicon wafers are manufactured by cooling molten silicon in a crucible in a controlled manner to form an ingot, which is then cut into smaller blocks and sliced into wafers.”
“All products are then distilled and recycled into products such as ingot used for foundry application, glass wool used to insulate homes, distilled mercury used in the manufacture of dental amalgam, and phosphor powder used for the manufacture of fertiliser products.”
“Precious metal" is defined in subsection 123 (1) of the ETA to mean a bar, ingot, coin, or wafer that is composed of gold, silver, platinum that is refined to a purity level of at least: (a) 99.5% in the case of gold, and platinum, and”
“How many of us would toss a dime to a beggar if we knew he had an ingot or two stashed under his sleeping dog?”
“The statement said the plant uses lead ingot and sulfuric acid as raw materials, while "lead smoke and dust caused during the production were emitted after being treated by the filter.”
“Reuters Above, a machine engraves information on an ingot of 99.99% pure gold at the Krastsvetmet nonferrous metals plant in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.”
“The Ottawa Citizen reports Canada joins quest to set new kilo: Formula to replace inexact old ingot.”
“It may take several years before the “inexact old ingot” is replaced by a measure science finds acceptable.”
“Samsung LED previously had a roster of suppliers for key components, both at home and abroad, the spokesman said, adding that about five companies supply around 90% of the global supply of sapphire ingot.”
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