Definition of Allay

  • (v. t.) To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions.
  • (v. t.) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
  • (v. t.) To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.
  • (n.) Alleviation; abatement; check.
  • (n.) Alloy.
  • (v. t.) To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.

Homophones of Allay