Found 3 items, similar to assay.
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English → English
n 1: an appraisal of the state of affairs; “they made an assay of
; “a check on its dependability under
2: a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components
3: a written report of the results of an analysis of the
composition of some substance
4: a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance
(especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components;
frequently used to test for the presence or concentration
of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
v 1: analyze (chemical substances)
2: make an effort or attempt; “He tried to shake off his
; “The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps”
police attempted to stop the thief”
; “He sought to improve
; “She always seeks to do good in the world”
English → English
, v. i.
To attempt, try, or endeavor. [Archaic. In this sense essay
is now commonly used.]
She thrice assayed to speak. --Dryden.
, n. [OF. asai, essai, trial, F. essa. See
1. Trial; attempt; essay. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
I am withal persuaded that it may prove much more
easy in the assay than it now seems at distance.
2. Examination and determination; test; as, an assay of bread
or wine. [Obs.]
This can not be, by no assay of reason. --Shak.
3. Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk;
hardship; state of being tried. [Obs.]
Through many hard assays which did betide.
4. Tested purity or value. [Obs.]
With gold and pearl of rich assay. --Spenser.
5. (Metallurgy) The act or process of ascertaining the
proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy;
especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or
silver in bullion or coin.
6. The alloy or metal to be assayed. --Ure.
are radically the same word; but
modern usage has appropriated assay
experiments in metallurgy, and essay
and bodily efforts. See Essay
Note: Assay is used adjectively or as the first part of a
compound; as, assay balance, assay furnace.
, an officer who assays or tests gold or silver
coin or bullion.
, a weight of 29,166 2/3 grams.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assayed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OF. asaier, essaier, F. essayer, fr. essai. See
, n., Essay
1. To try; to attempt; to apply. [Obs. or Archaic]
To-night let us assay our plot. --Shak.
Soft words to his fierce passion she assayed.
2. To affect. [Obs.]
When the heart is ill assayed. --Spenser.
3. To try tasting, as food or drink. [Obs.]
4. To subject, as an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound,
to chemical or metallurgical examination, in order to
determine the amount of a particular metal contained in
it, or to ascertain its composition.