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Alchemy (medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold; a seemingly magical power or process of transmutation) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun alchemy

What does alchemy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alchemies

  1. the way two individuals relate to each other
  2. a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: pseudoscience = an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions

Alternative definition of the noun alchemy


  1. [obsolete, uncountable] The ancient search for a universal panacea, and of the philosopher's stone, that eventually developed into chemistry
  2. [countable] The causing of any sort of mysterious sudden transmutation.
  3. [computing, slang, countable] Any elaborate transformation process or algorithm.


"Alchemy" is a computer puzzle game from PopCap Games. This title can be played for free online at various websites minus some components, or a full version can be downloaded and unlocked for a fee. On mobile devices, the game can only be played if downloaded for a fee.

  • also known as Alchemy Deluxe
  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: PopCap Games
  • genres: Puzzle game, Strategy video game
  • publisher: PopCap Games
  • released on (14 years ago)


  1. "Alchemy" is a 2005 film starring Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005. The film did not have a wide release in movie theaters, so its big public premiere was on television, on ABC Family on October 7, 2005. It was written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer.
  2. "Alchemy" is a 1995 drama and war film written and directed by Ahmad Reza Darvish.
    • also known as Kimia
    • starring: Khosrow Shakibai as Reza Rezaiymanesh
    • released in (21 years ago)
  3. "Alchemy" is a film, directed by Winston A. Abalos.


  1. "Alchemy" is a novel for older children by the New Zealand author Margaret Mahy.
    • also known as "Alchemy (Collins Flamingo)"
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Fantasy, Young-adult fiction, Fiction, Children's literature, Speculative fiction
    • subjects: Friendship, Alchemy, Adventure, Education
    • copyright: 2002
    • released on (13 years ago)
    • award: - Carnegie Medal nomination for Margaret Mahy
  2. "Alchemy" is a book by Marie-Louise von Franz.
  3. "Alchemy" is a book by Maureen Duffy.
    • genres: Fiction, Speculative fiction, Mystery, Suspense
    • subject: Suspense
    • copyright: 2005-09


Alchemy is a fictional British mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. Alchemy, created by British comic book fan Paul Betsow, was the winning entry of a contest held by Marvel Comics for the best fan-created character. Marvel agreed to publish the winning character in an issue of New Mutants. However, Alchemy eventually first appeared in X-Factor #41 instead.


"Alchemy" is a painting (giclée, acrylic paint) by Robert Cook.

  • media: giclée, acrylic paint
  • genre: Landscape painting
  • subjects: Landscape painting, Tree


  1. "Alchemy" is an album released by guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen in 1999.
  2. "Alchemy" is an album released in 1969 by the Third Ear Band.
  3. "Alchemy" is the debut solo album of Television guitarist, Richard Lloyd. It was released in 1979, one year after the breakup of Television and the release of their second album, Adventure. Trouser Press called it "a gem of a solo album." Its title track was a minor New York FM radio hit.
  4. "Alchemy" is a composition.
  5. "Alchemy" is the 2012 single by Above & Beyond.
  6. "Alchemy" is Leah Andreone's second full length album. It contains the song "Lamentation", which was used on the FOX network television show So You Think You Can Dance.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (17 years ago)
  7. "Alchemy" is a composition.
    • also known as Alchemy (Uptown Rocker's Stomp), Alchemy (Phasers on Stun), Alchemy (Phasers on dub)
    • music by Lol Hammond & Charlie Hall
  8. "Alchemy" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Psychonauts.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  10. "Alchemy" is a musical album of The Tannahill Weavers.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  11. "Alchemy" is a musical single of The Drum Club.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  12. "Alchemy" is a musical EP of Ascension.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  13. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Robert Bluestone.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  14. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Sophie Cooper & Ben Nash.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  15. "Alchemy" is a musical EP of Willow Beats.
    • released on
  16. "Alchemy" is a musical EP of TĀLĀ.
    • released on
  17. "Alchemy" is a musical single of Darren Porter.
  18. "Alchemy" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  19. "Alchemy" is a musical EP of Purple Hill Witch.
    • released on
  20. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Atomic Skunk.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  21. "Alchemy" is a musical single of Johannes Foufas & Max Reich.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  22. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Damien Youth.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  23. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Tales For The Unspoken.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  24. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Alicia Dara.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  25. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Cargo Cult.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  26. "Alchemy" is a musical album of Scott Huckabay.


  1. Alchemy is a musical group.
    • albums: "Mr Sunday Sun", "Space", "The A&R Sessions"
  2. Alchemy is a musical group.
    • album: "Dawn"
  3. Alchemy is a musical group.
    • album: "[untitled]"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sonic Alchemy, Poetic Alchemy, Stereo Alchemy, Acoustic Alchemy, the seventh alchemy and Alchemy of the 20th Century.


  1. Alchemy a.k.a. Millennium Entertainment is an American independent global film distributor based in Los Angeles, California. The company acquires and distributes feature films, television series and specialty programming.
  2. Alchemy is a record label.


  1. Alchemy is an influential tradition whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to profound powers. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied but historically have typically included one or more of the following goals: the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone; the ability to transmute base metals into the noble metals; and development of an elixir of life, which would confer youth and longevity.
    • also known as Alşimi, 炼金术
  2. Alchemy a.k.a. CrossBridge is an open-source toolset developed by Adobe Systems, that cross-compiles C and C++ code to run in Adobe Flash Player or Adobe AIR. Projects compiled with CrossBridge run up to 10 times faster than ActionScript 3 projects. CrossBridge was also known as "Alchemy" and the "Flash Runtime C++ Compiler", or "FlasCC".
  3. Alchemy is a vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body.
  4. Alchemy is a burn event operated according to the 10 Principles of Burning Man held annually in the early fall. Alchemy was first held in 2007 and grew quickly to become the largest regional burn in the United States and second largest in the world in 2012. In 2013, the event cap was lowered by approximately 1,000. However the 2014 cap is set at 3,200 participants. Those who have tickets for the 2014 are suggested to volunteer for this event since the entire event is run by volunteers.
  5. Alchemy is a canonical version, musical recording.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alchemy

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Google previewTarot Alchemy (2012)

A Complete Analysis of the Major Arcana by Kenneth Coombs

Alchemy is a type of science and chemical philosophy from the Middle Ages and the renaissance that attempted to...

Alchemy is the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be eXplained.

Alchemy is any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually one of little value, into a substance of great value.

Google previewThe Secret Teachings of All Ages (2010)

An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy by Manly P. Hall

Alchemy is a threefold art, its mystery well symbolized by a triangle. Its symbol is 3 times 3—three elements...

Alchemy is the science of multiplication and is based upon the natural phenomenon of growth. “Nothing from nothing comes,” is an ...

Google previewSpacious Body (1995)

Explorations in Somatic Ontology by Jeffrey Maitland

Alchemy Traditionally and throughout the world, alchemy is the art ofcreation or transformation. It is not merely a process of change. The alchemists are not simply interested in adding or subtracting elements to and from each other to produce ...

Google previewAlchemical Psychology (2002)

Old Recipes for Living in a New World by Thom F. Cavalli

Alchemy is an inextricable part of the history of science without which we would lose the important contributions made by the occult...

Alchemy is the cornerstone of a contemporary psychology of the unconsciousness.

Alchemy is a piece of world mythology that describes the collective individuation of consciousness.

Google previewIn the Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom (1996)

by Franz Harmann

ALCHEMY is that science which results from a knowledge of God, Nature, and Man.

Alchemy is an art, and as every art requires an artist to exercise it, likewise this divine science and art can be practised only by those who are in possession ...

Google previewOrmus (2005)

by A. D. Borda

Alchemy is an initiatic system in which you have no delusions. It is the only initiatic path...

Google previewDictionary of Alchemy (2004)

by Mark Haeffner

Alchemy is a rich and complex esoteric tradition that has flourished world-wide since the beginning of recorded history, if not earlier.

Google previewFrostgrave: Dark Alchemy (2016)

by Joseph A. McCullough

Dark Alchemy is an ebook only mini-expansion for Frostgrave that includes a three-scenario campaign which can be played by either solo by one player or by two players working co-operatively.

Google previewContemporary Materialism (2002)

A Reader by Paul K. Moser, J. D. Trout

Alchemy is a terrible theory, well-deserving of its complete elimination, and the defense of it just explored is reactionary, obfuscatory, retrograde, and wrong.

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols: The Ultimate A–Z Guide from Alchemy to the Zodiac (2010)

by Adele Nozedar

Alchemy is an ancient art, at the heart of which lies the manufacture of a mysterious substance called the Philosopher's Stone, the highly desirable and legendary object that is said to transform base metals—such as lead—into gold. However ...

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies: The Ultimate A–Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom (2010)

by John Michael Greer

One of the core elements of the western esoteric traditions, the science of alchemy has had an important part in the teachings of secret societies from ancient times up to the present. Today's popular culture and the publicists of modern western ...

Google previewThe Element Encyclopedia of Vampires (2013)

by Theresa Cheung

The term “alchemy,” commonly believed to refer to attempts to change base metals into gold, covers a wide range of topics – from the discovery ofa single cure for all diseases to the quest for immortality, from the creation of artificial life to ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1848)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper, Klein Grant

See Alchemy. hard as stone; in the nutmeg it is remarkable ALCllEMI'LLA. l. The name of a genus {or its eroded variegated appearance and aro- of plants in the Linntean system. Class, Tematic properties. Irandn'n ,- Order, lllmmgynia. Ladies' ...

Google previewE. J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936 (1993)

by M. Th. Houtsma

The opinions just outlined vary much in individual points of detail but must have been assumed in principle by all Muslim scholars, without essential alteration; for example al-Akfanl briefly defines alchemy as follows (E. Wiedemann, in the ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs (1988)

by Jean-Charles Seigneuret

DICK ALCHEMY There are three kinds of alchemist: (1) the scientist, (2) the mountebank, and (3) the mystic. This is not to say that elements of all three classes may not be found in the same individual, a wizard-figure such as the ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies (2014)

The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses by Clare G. Harvey

Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer, The Alchemy of the Desert, Second Edition (Desert Alchemy, 1993) Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1854)

by Henry Watts

ALCHEMY. Syn. Alchymia, Archymia (!}. The words alchemy and chemistry were originally ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Science (2008)

by Suzanne Bell

See also alchemy. Further Reading Aromaticico, A. Alchemy: The Great Secret. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000. Moran, B. T. Distilling Knowledge: ...

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There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness. (Pearl S. Buck)
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Scrabble value of A1L1C3H4E1M3Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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