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 assaying
Common quick filtering-paper (English) is best for most work in assaying.
I could be more certain of helping you when it comes to assaying or developing a mine.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
Assaying was a good business, and so some men engaged in it, occasionally, who were not strictly scientific and capable.Roughing It|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But the man who proposed buying it would send an expert to collect samples for assaying.A Damaged Reputation|Harold Bindloss
If one should be spoiled, it is better to allow it to stand over for assaying along with the next batch.
British Dictionary definitions for assaying
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