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iron

i·ron

iron

 
 
pronunciation:
aI rn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
phrases:
strike while the iron is hot, iron out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a heavy gray metal that is one of the chemical elements. Iron rusts easily and can be magnetized. It is found in many minerals in the earth's crust and is also found in blood. Iron is often combined with other metals to form alloys such as steel. (symbol: Fe)
definition 2: any alloy of iron with carbon and other elements which can be used to make a variety of tools, containers, and other objects.
definition 3: a heavy appliance with a flat surface that is heated and used to press wrinkles out of cloth.
 
definition 4: (plural) chains used to hold a prisoner.
phrase: strike while the iron is hot
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of iron metal or a mixture of iron and other metals.
The jail had iron bars on its windows.
definition 2: strong or firm as iron.
She has an iron will.
definition 3: stern or cruel; hard.
The old king has an iron heart.
phrase: iron out
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ironed, ironing, irons
definition 1: to press out the wrinkles of, using a heated iron.
I ironed some shirts and a tablecloth.
definition 2: to use a heated iron to press out wrinkles in clothing or other items made out of fabric.
She ironed all morning.
derivations: ironlike (adj.), ironer (n.)
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  • ironing:
    clothes that need to be ironed.
  • ironing board:
    a special table that you iron clothes on.
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