verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of assay
Related formsas·say·a·ble, adjectiveas·say·er, nounun·as·sayed, adjectiveun·as·say·ing, adjective
Can be confusedassay essay
Examples from the Web for assay
But the next afternoon, and perhaps the next, we would return to the same cruxes, and often assay the same options.Remembering Dmitri Nabokov, the Novelist’s Son and Literary Executor|Brian Boyd|May 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The ferricyanide had a small influence and, as might be expected, hyposulphite is fatal to the assay.
I threw it into the fuming nitrous acid to assay it, and there arising a little effervescence, I added distilled water thereon.Buffon's Natural History. Volume X (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
The assay should be carried out as much as possible in the same flask.
The assay is doubtless correct, but the deductions therefrom are most misleading.Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
The rougher the method of assay adopted, the larger should be the quantity of ore taken.
British Dictionary definitions for assay
noun (əˈseɪ, ˈæseɪ)
- an analysis, esp a determination of the amount of metal in an ore or the amounts of impurities in a precious metal
- (as modifier)an assay office