verb (used with object)
Origin of alloy
Synonyms for alloy
Examples from the Web for alloyed
Historical Examples of alloyed
The metals which are alloyed for this purpose are copper, silver, brass, zinc and tin.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
From the method of preparation of platinum, what metal is likely to be alloyed with it?An Elementary Study of Chemistry
The commands of love are sweet; they must not be alloyed with tiresome formalities.The Syrian Christ
Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
A small quantity of tin, alloyed with silver, destroys its ductility.
It is of silver, alloyed, or plated with baser metal and strongly gilt.Finger-Ring Lore
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.
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.