Definition and Meanings for allay

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Allay is ranked 17,947 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of allay

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

Etymology of allay

oe. alaien, aleggen, to lay down, put down, humble, put an end to, as. ; (cf. goth. us-, g. er-, orig. meaning out) + lecgan to lay; but confused with old forms of allege, alloy, alegge. see lay

Meaning of allay


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.

as transitive verb

  • to diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.

as noun

  • alleviation; abatement; check.

as noun

  • alloy.

as transitive verb

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