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iron

i·ron

iron

 
 
pronunciation:
aI rn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
in irons, irons in the fire, pump iron, strike while the iron is hot, iron out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chemical element that has twenty-six protons in each nucleus and that occurs naturally in a variety of compounds such as minerals important in the earth's crust as well as the biologically essential cytochromes and hemoglobin, and that can be isolated in pure form as a silver-white dense malleable metal that rusts rapidly in air, can be easily magnetized, and is widely used in a variety of alloys. (symbol: Fe)
definition 2: any alloy of iron with carbon and other elements, used to make a variety of tools, containers, and the like.
definition 3: something made of iron or of an alloy containing iron.
definition 4: the quality of being hard, strong, unyielding, or the like.
a will of iron
similar words:
adamant
definition 5: a heavy appliance with a flat surface that is heated to press wrinkles out of clothes, linens, and the like.
 
definition 6: in golf, one of nine metal-headed clubs having faces that slope back in varying degrees, used for shots of varying lofts or distances.
definition 7: a salt or compound containing iron that can be digested, found in green vegetables and red meats or given as a tonic or dietary supplement for the prevention of anemia.
definition 8: see branding iron.
definition 9: (pl.) shackles; fetters.
similar words:
shackle
phrase: in irons
phrase: irons in the fire
phrase: pump iron
phrase: strike while the iron is hot
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, containing, or made of iron metal or an iron alloy.
definition 2: resembling iron in strength, firmness, or robustness.
iron musclesan iron constitution
similar words:
powerful
definition 3: unyielding; inflexible; rigid.
an iron determination
similar words:
set
definition 4: stern or cruel; hard.
an iron heart
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ironed, ironing, irons
definition 1: to press out the wrinkles of, using a heated iron.
The linens need to be ironed.
definition 2: to fetter (a prisoner) with irons; shackle.
similar words:
shackle
phrase: iron out
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to use a heated iron to press out wrinkles in clothing, linens, or the like.
derivations: ironlike (adj.), ironer (n.)
Word Builder: iron +
  • ironing:
    clothes that need to be ironed.
  • ironing board:
    a special table that you iron clothes on.
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