HyperDic: alloy

English > 4 senses of the word alloy:
NOUNsubstancealloy, metala mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
statealloy, admixturethe state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
VERBchangealloy, debaselower in value by increasing the base-metal content
changealloymake an alloy of
alloy > pronunciation
Soundsae'loy.
Rhymescloy ... redeploy: 6 rhymes with loy...
English > alloy: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten.
Example"brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
Synonymmetal
Narrower18-karat goldAn alloy that contains 75 per cent gold
22-karat goldAn alloy that contains 87 per cent gold
Alnicotrade name for an alloy used to make high-energy permanent magnets
Babbitt metal, babbittAn alloy of tin with some copper and antimony
Britannia metalAn alloy similar to pewter
CarboloyAn alloy based on tungsten with cobalt or nickel as a binder
DuraluminAn aluminum-based alloy
InconelA nickel-base alloy with chromium and iron
InvarAn alloy of iron and nickel having a low coefficient of thermal expansion
StelliteA very hard alloy of cobalt and chromium with cobalt as the principal ingredient
Wood's metal, Wood's alloyA fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmium
amalgam, dental amalgamAn alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
cheoplastic metalAny alloy that fuses at low temperatures and can be used molding artificial teeth
copper-base alloyAny alloy whose principal component is copper
dental goldAn alloy of gold used in dentistry
electrumAn alloy of gold and silver
fusible metalAn alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in safety plugs and sprinkler fuses
heavy metalA metal of relatively high density / density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
nickel-base alloy, nickel alloyAn alloy whose main constituent is nickel
nickel silver, German silverA silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel
oroide, oreidealloy of copper and tin and zinc
pewterAny of various alloys of tin with small amounts of other metals (especially lead)
pinchbeckAn alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
pot metalAn alloy of copper and lead used especially for making large pots
pyrophoric alloyAn alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel
shot metalAn alloy that is 98% lead and 2% arsenic
solderAn alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfaces
steelAn alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon
sterling silverA silver alloy with no more than 7.5% copper
tombac, tombak, tambacAn alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
type metalAn alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type
white goldA pale alloy of gold usually with platinum or nickel or palladium
white metal, bearing metalAn alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings
Broadermixture(chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
Substancessolid solution, primary solid solutionA homogeneous solid that can exist over a range of component chemicals
Spanishaleación, metal
Catalanaliatge, lliga
Verbsalloylower in value by increasing the base-metal content
English > alloy: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something.
Synonymadmixture
Broaderimpurity, impurenessThe condition of being impure
Spanishaleación, mezcla
Catalanaliatge, mescla
English > alloy: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninglower in value by increasing the base-metal content.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdebase
CategorymetallurgyThe science and technology of metals
Broaderdevaluelower the value or quality of
Spanishdegradar, envilecer
Nounsalloya mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
English > alloy: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake an alloy of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
metallurgyThe science and technology of metals
Broaderblend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, mergemix together different elements
Spanishalear, aliar
Catalanaliar

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