verb (used with object)
- alloy steel,
- alloyed junction,
- allport, gordon w.
Origin of alloy
Examples from the Web for alloy
Fuses in use in electrical circuits generally are composed of some alloy of lead, which melts at a reasonably low temperature.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1|Kempster Miller
At the first stands the smelter, who with a ladle pours the alloy out of the forehearth into the moulds.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
Into this mould they pour the alloy out of the very crucible in which it has been melted.Primitive Man|Louis Figuier
I found in navaldum, an alloy of aluminium, a light material possessing sufficient rigidity.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
An unfused and, consequently, unabsorbed slag tends to retain small buttons of alloy or metal, and thus cause serious loss.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
noun (ˈælɔɪ, əˈlɔɪ)
verb (əˈlɔɪ) (tr)
Word Origin for alloy
early 14c. "relative freedom of a noble metal from alloy or other impurities," from Anglo-French alai, Old French aloi, from aloiier (see alloy (v.)). Meaning " base metal alloyed with a noble metal" is from c.1400. Modern spelling from late 17c.
c.1400, "mix with a baser metal," from Old French aloiier "assemble, join," from Latin alligare "bind to, tie to," compound of ad- "to" (see ad-) + ligare "to bind" (see ligament); hence "bind one thing to another." Related: Alloyed; alloying.
A material made of two or more metals, or of a metal and another material. For example, brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. Alloys often have unexpected characteristics. In the examples given above, brass is stronger than either copper or zinc, and steel is stronger than either iron or carbon.