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Meaning & Definition of Assay in English

English

Assay

/æsi/

noun

1. An appraisal of the state of affairs

  • "They made an assay of the contents"
  • "A check on its dependability under stress"
    synonym:
  • assay
  • ,
  • check

2. A substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

    synonym:
  • assay

3. A written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance

    synonym:
  • assay

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.
    synonym:
  • assay

verb

1. Analyze (chemical substances)

    synonym:
  • assay

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • try
  • ,
  • seek
  • ,
  • attempt
  • ,
  • essay
  • ,
  • assay