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al·loy

 (ăl′oi′, ə-loi′)
n.
1. A metallic solid or liquid that is composed of a homogeneous mixture of two or more metals or of metals and nonmetal or metalloid elements, usually for the purpose of imparting or increasing specific characteristics or properties: Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper.
2. A mixture; an amalgam: "Television news has ... always been an alloy of journalism and show business" (Bill Moyers).
3. The relative degree of mixture with a base metal; fineness.
4. Something added that lowers value or purity.
tr.v. (ə-loi′, ăl′oi′) al·loyed, al·loy·ing, al·loys
1. To combine (metals) to form an alloy.
2. To combine; mix: idealism that was alloyed with political skill.
3. To debase by the addition of an inferior element.

[Alteration (influenced by French aloi) of obsolete allay, from Middle English alay, from Old North French allai, from allayer, to alloy, from Latin alligāre, to bind : ad-, ad- + ligāre, to bind; see leig- in Indo-European roots.]

alloy

n
1. (Metallurgy) a metallic material, such as steel, brass, or bronze, consisting of a mixture of two or more metals or of metallic elements with nonmetallic elements. Alloys often have physical properties markedly different from those of the pure metals
2. something that impairs the quality or reduces the value of the thing to which it is added
vb (tr)
3. (Metallurgy) to add (one metal or element to another metal or element) to obtain a substance with a desired property
4. to debase (a pure substance) by mixing with an inferior element
5. to diminish or impair
[C16: from Old French aloi a mixture, from aloier to combine, from Latin alligāre, from ligāre to bind]

al•loy

(n. ˈæl ɔɪ, əˈlɔɪ; v. əˈlɔɪ)

n.
1. a substance composed of two or more metals, or of a metal or metals with a nonmetal, intimately mixed, as by fusion or electrodeposition.
2. a less costly metal mixed with a more valuable one.
3. standard; quality; fineness.
4. admixture, as of good with evil.
5. anything added that serves to reduce quality or purity.
v.t.
6. to mix (metals or metal with nonmetal) so as to form an alloy.
7. to reduce or debase by admixture; adulterate.
[1590–1600; < Middle French aloi, Old French alei, n. derivative of aleier to combine < Latin alligāre to bind up =al- al- + ligāre to bind (see ally, ligament)]

al·loy

(ăl′oi′)
A metallic substance made by mixing and fusing two or more metals, or a metal and a nonmetal, to obtain desirable qualities such as hardness, lightness, and strength. Brass, bronze, and steel are all alloys.

alloy


Past participle: alloyed
Gerund: alloying

Imperative
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Present
I alloy
you alloy
he/she/it alloys
we alloy
you alloy
they alloy
Preterite
I alloyed
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he/she/it alloyed
we alloyed
you alloyed
they alloyed
Present Continuous
I am alloying
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he/she/it is alloying
we are alloying
you are alloying
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Present Perfect
I have alloyed
you have alloyed
he/she/it has alloyed
we have alloyed
you have alloyed
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Past Continuous
I was alloying
you were alloying
he/she/it was alloying
we were alloying
you were alloying
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Past Perfect
I had alloyed
you had alloyed
he/she/it had alloyed
we had alloyed
you had alloyed
they had alloyed
Future
I will alloy
you will alloy
he/she/it will alloy
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you will alloy
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Future Perfect
I will have alloyed
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he/she/it will have alloyed
we will have alloyed
you will have alloyed
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Future Continuous
I will be alloying
you will be alloying
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you will be alloying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been alloying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been alloying
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he/she/it will have been alloying
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you will have been alloying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been alloying
you had been alloying
he/she/it had been alloying
we had been alloying
you had been alloying
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Conditional
I would alloy
you would alloy
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we would alloy
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Past Conditional
I would have alloyed
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we would have alloyed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alloy - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when moltenalloy - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
heavy metal - a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
18-karat gold - an alloy that contains 75 per cent gold
22-karat gold - an alloy that contains 87 per cent gold
oreide, oroide - alloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry
Alnico - trade name for an alloy used to make high-energy permanent magnets; contains aluminum and iron and nickel plus cobalt or copper or titanium
amalgam, dental amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
fusible metal - an alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in safety plugs and sprinkler fuses
electrum - an alloy of gold and silver
pewter - any of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
pinchbeck - an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
pot metal - an alloy of copper and lead used especially for making large pots
solder - an alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfaces
white gold - a pale alloy of gold usually with platinum or nickel or palladium
type metal - an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type
bearing metal, white metal - an alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings
babbitt, Babbitt metal - an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction
Britannia metal - an alloy similar to pewter
CARBOLOY - [trademark] an alloy based on tungsten with cobalt or nickel as a binder; used in making metal-cutting tools
steel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
cheoplastic metal - any alloy that fuses at low temperatures and can be used molding artificial teeth
copper-base alloy - any alloy whose principal component is copper
dental gold - an alloy of gold used in dentistry
Duralumin - an aluminum-based alloy
Inconel - a nickel-base alloy with chromium and iron; used in gas-turbine blades
Invar - an alloy of iron and nickel having a low coefficient of thermal expansion; used in tuning forks and measuring tapes and other instruments
nickel alloy, nickel-base alloy - an alloy whose main constituent is nickel
German silver, nickel silver - a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel
pyrophoric alloy - an alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel; used in lighter flints
shot metal - an alloy that is 98% lead and 2% arsenic; used in making small shot
primary solid solution, solid solution - a homogeneous solid that can exist over a range of component chemicals; a constituent of alloys that is formed when atoms of an element are incorporated into the crystals of a metal
Stellite - ® a very hard alloy of cobalt and chromium with cobalt as the principal ingredient; used to make cutting tools and for surfaces subject to heavy wear
sterling silver - a silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper
tambac, tombac, tombak - an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
Wood's alloy, Wood's metal - a fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmium; melts at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit
2.alloy - the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
impureness, impurity - the condition of being impure
Verb1.alloy - lower in value by increasing the base-metal contentalloy - lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
devalue - lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
2.alloy - make an alloy ofalloy - make an alloy of      
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
coalesce, conflate, fuse, immix, mix, merge, commingle, blend, meld, flux, combine - mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"

alloy

noun mixture, combination, compound, blend, hybrid, composite, amalgam, meld, admixture Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.

Alloys

Alnico (trademark (amalgam)), austenitic stainless steel, Babbit metal, bell bronze, bell metal, billon, brass, brazing solder, Britannia metal, bronze, chromel, constantan, cupronickel, Duralumin (trademark), electrum, ferrochromium, ferromanganese, ferromolybdenum, ferronickel, ferrosilicon, Invar (trademark), kamacite, magnolia metal, magnox, Manganin (trademark), misch metal, Monel or Monell metal, Nichrome (trademark), nickel silver, nimonic alloy, ormolu, oroide, osmiridium, permalloy, pewter, phosphor bronze, pinchbeck, platina, platiniridium, soft solder, speculum metal, steel, Stellite (trademark), sterling silver, terne, tombac or tambac, type metal, white gold, zircalloy
Translations
slitinalegovatslévatslít
legering
alojialojo
lejeerinkimetalliseosseosseostaa
ötvözet
málmblendi
合金
lydinys
sakausējums
zliatinazliať
zlitina
legeralegering
alaşımhalita
hợp kim

alloy

[ˈælɔɪ]
A. N (= metal) → aleación f (fig) → mezcla f
B. [ˈælɔɪ] CPD alloy wheels NPLllantas fpl de aleación
C. [əˈlɔɪ] VTalear, ligar

alloy

[ˈælɔɪ] nalliage m
metal alloy → alliage de métal
aluminium alloy → alliage d'aluminium
an alloy of sth and sth → un alliage de qch et qchalloy wheels nplroues fpl en alliage légerall-party [ˌɔːlˈpɑːrti] adj [committee, group, talks] → multipartiteall-powerful [ˌɔːlˈpaʊərfəl] adj [god] → tout-puissant(e); [king, president, state, government, organization] → tout-puissant(e); [influence] → tout-puissant(e)all-purpose [ˌɔːlˈpɜːrpəs] adj [cleaner] → multi-usages; [glue] → universel(le); [flour, potatoes] → tous usagesall right alright [ˌɔːlˈraɪt]
adj
(= satisfactory) [meal, wine, film] → pas mal
The film was all right → Le film n'était pas mal.
Most of the teachers are all right
BUT La plupart des professeurs sont plutôt bien.
to be all right by sb (showing approval)
That's all right by me! → D'accord!
(= in good health) → en forme (= in good spirits) → content(e)
I'm all right
BUT Ça va bien.
Are you all right?
BUT Ça va ?.
adv
[feel, work, turn out] → bien
Everything turned out all right → Tout s'est bien terminé.
(agreeing to sth)d'accord
"We'll talk about it later." - "All right." → "On en reparlera plus tard." - "D'accord."
Is that all right with you? → Tu es d'accord ?all-round [ˌɔːlˈraʊnd] adj
(= in all domains) [player, entertainer] → complet/ète; [athlete, sportsman] → complet/ète
a good all-round performance → une performance très complète
[visibility] → global(e)all-rounder [ˌɔːlˈraʊndər] n (British) to be a good all-rounder → être bon(ne) en toutall-singing all-dancing adjtout(e) nouveau, tout beau(nouvelle)(e)(belle)

alloy

nLegierung f
vtlegieren; (fig liter)(ver)mischen; pleasure alloyed with sufferingvon Leid getrübte Freude

alloy

[ˈælɔɪ]
1. nlega (fig) → ombra
2. adj alloy wheels (Aut) → cerchi mpl in lega

alloy

(ˈӕloi) noun
a mixture of two or more metals.
References in classic literature ?
But then -- by a kind of necessity that always impelled this child to alloy whatever comfort she might chance to give with a throb of anguish -- Pearl put up her mouth and kissed the scarlet letter, too
His exaltation had but one alloy -- the memory of his humiliation in this angel's garden -- and that record in sand was fast washing out, under the waves of happiness that were sweeping over it now.
The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments.
But in sorrow she must be equally carried away by her fancy, and as far beyond consolation as in pleasure she was beyond alloy.
I was silent; Helen had calmed me; but in the tranquillity she imparted there was an alloy of inexpressible sadness.
All this made the feast delightful, and when the waiter was not there to watch me, my pleasure was without alloy.
Preserve in all their purity, refine, if possible, from all their alloy, those virtues which we this day commemorate as the ornament of our forefathers.
No man would refuse to give brass for silver or gold, because the latter had some alloy in it.
The metal of the barrel is an alloy composed principally of aluminum and steel which they have learned to temper to a hardness far exceeding that of the steel with which we are familiar.
It truly looked a being to be loved without the usual alloy of our passions; and there was a modest ingenuousness which shone in her air, that gently impelled the hearts of others to regard its possessor with a species of holy affection.
Besides, that would be all recreation and indulgence, without the wholesome alloy of labour, and I do not like to eat the bread of idleness.
For on its wing was dark alloy And as it fluttered-fell An essence-powerful to destroy A soul that knew it well.