(noun, verb)


1. an appraisal of the state of affairs

- they made an assay of the contents

Similar word(s): check

Definition categories: thought, appraisal, assessment

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

Definition categories: substance

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

Definition categories: communication, report, study

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.

Definition categories: act, run, test, trial


1. analyze (chemical substances)

Definition categories: cognition, analyse, analyze, canvass, examine, study

2. make an effort or attempt

Similar word(s): attempt, essay, seek, try

Definition categories: social, act, move