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Definition of Alloy


  1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam.
  2. The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.
  3. A baser metal mixed with a finer.
  4. Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy.
  5. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.
  6. To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.
  7. To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.
  8. To form a metallic compound.

Alloy Translations

alloy in Danish is legering
alloy in Dutch is alliage, legering, metaalmengsel
alloy in French is alliage
alloy in German is Legierung, Metallegierung, legieren
alloy in Portuguese is liga
alloy in Swedish is legering