An example of an alloy is a mixture of steel and iron.
An example of an alloy is the tin in the mixture of copper and tin that makes bronze.
An example of alloy is mixing mercury into lead.
An example of alloy is someone combining copper and zinc.
An example of alloy is mixing silver with gold.
An example of an alloy is brass, which is made from copper and zinc.
Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper.
Idealism that was alloyed with political skill.
To alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.
Other Word Forms
Origin of alloy
- Alteration (influenced by French aloi) of obsolete allay from Middle English alay from Old North French allai from allayer to alloy from Latin alligāre to bind ad- ad- ligāre to bind leig- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition