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Alloy vs. Compound

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Alloynoun

A metal that is a combination of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal.

Compoundnoun

an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined

Alloynoun

(archaic) A metal of lesser value, mixed with a metal of greater value.

‘gold without alloy’;

Compoundnoun

a group of buildings situated close together, e.g. for a school or block of offices

Alloynoun

An admixture; something added which stains, taints etc.

Compoundnoun

Anything made by combining several things.

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Alloynoun

(figurative) Fusion, marriage, combination.

Compoundnoun

A substance made from any combination elements.

Alloyverb

To mix or combine; often used of metals.

Compoundnoun

(chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight.

Alloyverb

To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance.

‘to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper’;

Compoundnoun

(linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example laptop, formed from lap and top.

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Alloyverb

(figurative) To impair or debase by mixture.

‘to alloy pleasure with misfortunes’;

Compoundnoun

(rail) a compound locomotive, a steam locomotive with both high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders.

Alloynoun

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.

Compoundadjective

composed of elements; not simple

‘a compound word’;

Alloynoun

The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.

Compoundadjective

(math) dealing with numbers of various denominations of quantity, or with processes more complex than the simple process

‘compound addition; compound proportion’;

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Alloynoun

A baser metal mixed with a finer.

‘Fine silver is silver without the mixture of any baser metal. Alloy is baser metal mixed with it.’;

Compoundadjective

(music) An octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth).

Alloynoun

Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy.

Compoundverb

(transitive) To form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.

‘to compound a medicine’;

Alloyverb

To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.

Compoundverb

(transitive) To assemble (ingredients) into a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

Alloyverb

To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.

Compoundverb

(transitive) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

Alloyverb

To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.

Compoundverb

To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.

‘to compound a debt’;

Alloyverb

To form a metallic compound.

‘Gold and iron alloy with ease.’;

Compoundverb

(transitive) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise.

Alloynoun

a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten;

‘brass is an alloy of zinc and copper’;

Compoundverb

(intransitive) To come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

Alloynoun

the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something

Compoundverb

To compose; to constitute.

Alloyverb

lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

Compoundverb

To increase in value with interest, where the interest is earned on both the principal sum and prior earned interest.

Alloyverb

make an alloy of

Compoundverb

(transitive) To worsen a situation

Alloy

An alloy is an admixture of metals, or a metal combined with one or more other elements. For example, combining the metallic elements gold and copper produces red gold, gold and silver becomes white gold, and silver combined with copper produces sterling silver.

Compoundnoun

In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.

Compoundnoun

That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.

‘Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun.’; ‘When the word "bishopric" was first made, it was made as a compound.’;

Compoundnoun

A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.

Compoundverb

To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.

‘Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort.’;

Compoundverb

To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

‘We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.’;

Compoundverb

To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

‘Only compound me with forgotten dust.’;

Compoundverb

To compose; to constitute.

‘His pomp and all what state compounds.’;

Compoundverb

To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt.

‘I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.’;

Compoundverb

To effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; - usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

‘Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; . . . compound with him by the year.’; ‘They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.’; ‘Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.’; ‘Compound for sins they are inclined toBy damning those they have no mind to.’;

Compoundadjective

Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.

‘Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.’;

Compoundnoun

(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Compoundnoun

a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

Compoundnoun

an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

Compoundverb

make more intense, stronger, or more marked;

‘The efforts were intensified’; ‘Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her’; ‘Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness’; ‘This event only deepened my convictions’;

Compoundverb

put or add together;

‘combine resources’;

Compoundverb

calculate principal and interest

Compoundverb

create by mixing or combining

Compoundverb

combine so as to form a whole; mix;

‘compound the ingredients’;

Compoundadjective

of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes

Compoundadjective

consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts;

‘soap is a compound substance’; ‘housetop is a compound word’; ‘a blackberry is a compound fruit’;

Compoundadjective

composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;

‘coral is a colonial organism’;

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