Meaning of ALLOY in English

ALLOY

n. & v.

--n.

1. a mixture of two or more metals, e.g. brass (a mixture of copper and zinc).

2 an inferior metal mixed esp. with gold or silver.

--v.tr.

1. mix (metals).

2 debase (a pure substance) by admixture.

3 moderate.

Etymology: F aloi (n.), aloyer (v.) f. OF aloier, aleier combine f. L alligare bind

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.