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steel

steel

 
 
pronunciation:
stil
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hard, strong metal made from iron mixed with carbon. Steel is used to make machines, cars, tools, knives, and many other things.
definition 2: something that is as hard or strong as steel.
Superman is called the man of steel.
similar words:
iron
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made of or having to do with steel.
similar words:
metallic
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: steeled, steeling, steels
definition: to prepare for something difficult; make strong or brave.
She steeled herself for the long hike up the mountain.Her love steeled him against danger.
synonyms:
arm, fortify
similar words:
brace, buttress, nerve, reinforce
Homophone Note
The words steel and steal (to take unlawfully) sound alike but have different meanings.
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