verb (used with object)
- alloy steel,
- alloyed junction,
- allport, gordon w.
Origin of alloy
Examples from the Web for alloyed
These elements may either be alloyed with the iron or may be combined with it in the form of definite chemical compounds.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
For that is not pure and perfect which, is alloyed with self-interest.
Iron, which is nearly infusible, acquires almost the fusibility of gold when alloyed with this precious metal.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The belief of the thoughtful must be alloyed with the superstition of the populace.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
Love in its alloyed form of friendship is its efficacious shape for universal use.Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry
noun (ˈælɔɪ, əˈlɔɪ)
verb (əˈlɔɪ) (tr)
Word Origin for alloy
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.
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.