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steel

steel

 
 
pronunciation:
stil
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hard, strong metal alloy composed of iron and carbon, and used for making machines, tools, knives, and the like.
definition 2: an object made of such an alloy.
definition 3: something that resembles steel in quality or character.
similar words:
adamant, iron
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to or made of steel.
similar words:
metallic
definition 2: resembling steel in color, strength, or hardness.
similar words:
adamant, flinty, inflexible, iron, stony, unyielding
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: steeled, steeling, steels
definition 1: to make strong, confident, or resistant to harm; prepare by strengthening.
She steeled herself for criticism.
synonyms:
arm, fortify, gird
similar words:
brace, buttress, nerve, reinforce
definition 2: to cover, edge, or point with steel.
similar words:
reinforce
Homophone Note
The words steel and steal (to take unlawfully) sound alike but have different meanings.
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