Associations to the word «Assay»


ASSAY, noun. Trial, attempt, essay.
ASSAY, noun. Examination and determination; test.
ASSAY, noun. The qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of something.
ASSAY, noun. Trial by danger or by affliction; adventure; risk; hardship; state of being tried.
ASSAY, noun. Tested purity or value.
ASSAY, noun. 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.
ASSAY, noun. The alloy or metal to be assayed.
ASSAY, verb. (transitive) To attempt (something). [from 14thc.]
ASSAY, verb. (archaic) (intransitive) To try, attempt (to do something). [14th-19thc.]
ASSAY, verb. (transitive) To analyze or estimate the composition or value of (a metal, ore etc.). [from 15thc.]
ASSAY, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To test the abilities of (someone) in combat; to fight. [15th-17thc.]
ASSAY, verb. To affect.
ASSAY, verb. To try tasting, as food or drink.
ASSAY DISH, noun. A small, square glass or plastic dish, having ruled orientation lines that is used in biological experiments such as agar diffusion assays, propagation of bacteria and fungi, culture and screening of bacteria and yeast colonies.
ASSAY PLATE, noun. (analytical chemistry) (chemistry) A flat plate with multiple "wells" used as small test tubes.
ASSAY PLATES, noun. Plural of assay plate
ASSAY POUND, noun. A small standard weight used in assaying bullion, etc., sometimes equal to half a gram, but varying between assayers.
ASSAY POUNDS, noun. Plural of assay pound
ASSAY TON, noun. A standard quantity used in assaying, equal to 29+1⁄6 grams (the short assay ton) or 32+2⁄3 grams (the long assay ton).
ASSAY TONS, noun. Plural of assay ton

Dictionary definition

ASSAY, noun. An appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress".
ASSAY, noun. A substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components.
ASSAY, noun. A written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance.
ASSAY, noun. 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..
ASSAY, verb. Analyze (chemical substances).
ASSAY, verb. Make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery