HyperDic: steam

English > 7 senses of the word steam:
NOUNsubstancesteamwater at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
VERBmotionsteam, steamertravel by means of steam power
weathersteamemit steam
motionsteamrise as vapor
emotionsteamget very angry
contactsteam, steam cleanclean by means of steaming
changesteamcook something by letting steam pass over it
steam > pronunciation
Soundsstiy'm
Rhymesacademe ... upstream: 40 rhymes with iym...
English > steam: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningwater at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere.
Narrowerlive steamsteam coming from a boiler at full pressure
Broadervapor, vapourA visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
Spanishvapor
Catalanvapor
Verbssteamcook something by letting steam pass over it
steamclean by means of steaming
English > steam: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningtravel by means of steam power.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
Synonymsteamer
Categorynavigation, pilotage, pilotingThe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Nounssteamera ship powered by one or more steam engines
English > steam: 7 senses > verb 2, weather
Meaningemit steam.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The rain forest was literally steaming"
Broaderemit, give out, give offgive off, send forth, or discharge
Spanishdespedir vapor, echar vapor, humear
Catalanexhalar vapor, fumejar
English > steam: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningRise as vapor.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderrise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseMove upward
Spanishevaporarse
English > steam: 7 senses > verb 4, emotion
MeaningGet very angry.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
Broaderanger, see redBecome angry
English > steam: 7 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningclean by means of steaming.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"steam-clean the upholstered sofa"
Synonymsteam clean
Broaderclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Spanishlimpiar al vapor, limpiar con vapor
Nounssteamwater at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
English > steam: 7 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningcook something by letting steam pass over it.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs steam the vegetables
Example"just steam the vegetables"
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
BroadercookTransform and make suitable for consumption by heating
Spanishcocer al vapor
Nounssteamwater at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
steamera cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it
steamera clam that is usually steamed in the shell

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