alchemy alchemy  /ˈæl kə mi/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
  2. (n) the way two individuals relate to each other

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Eric Cottell, a British-born inventor, does not change base metals into gold, but he does mix oil and waterand these days that may be the most welcome alchemy of all.
  2. The alchemy begins when rating agencies such as Standard Poor's and Fitch Ratings wave their magic wand over these top tranches and declare them to be a golden AAA rated.
  3. In the book, she not only invents a new field that she has named biomimicry, but she inverts the way we all think about design the alchemy that turns intention into action.

News

  1. At the Galleries

    ALCHEMY FIELDS, 9533 Wisconsin 57, Baileys Harbor.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Door County Advocate

  2. The Spirit of Kentucky: To make bourbon, distillers must harness the elements

    Distillers talk about craft, but when it gets down to it, they will tell you the alchemy that creates bourbon comes down to six things: wood, yeast and grain, fire, rain and time.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

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Quotes

  1. "He's a taskmaster, and he can put the fear of God into you if you're not prepared, if you don't know what you're doing as an actor," Brosnan said. "It was amazing watching him work. The camera is his alchemy chest, and the viewfinder is his...
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Pierce Brosnan Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "No wonder there appears to be a desperate quality to Qwest's efforts to acquire MCI," Verizon Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said in the letter. "Qwest fails to explain the financial alchemy required to keep Qwest afloat, complete the...
    on Mar 16, 2005 By: Ivan Seidenberg Source: FOXNews

  3. "I view the ratings agencies as one of the key culprits," says Joseph Stiglitz, 65, the Nobel laureate economist at Columbia University in New York. "They were the party that performed that alchemy that converted the securities from F- rated...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Joseph Stiglitz Source: Bloomberg

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