HyperDic: iron

English > 6 senses of the word iron:
NOUNsubstanceiron, Fe, atomic number 26a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element
artifactirona golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
artifactiron, branding ironimplement used to brand live stock
artifactiron, smoothing ironhome appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
VERBcontactiron, iron out, presspress and smooth with a heated iron
ADJECTIVEalliron, cast-ironextremely robust
iron > pronunciation
Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > iron: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExtremely robust.
Example"an iron constitution"
BroaderrobustSturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
English > iron: 6 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood.
SynonymsFe, atomic number 26
Narroweralpha ironA magnetic allotrope of iron
beta ironAn allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic
cast ironAn alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle / brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
delta ironAn allotrope of iron that is stable between 1403 degrees centigrade and the melting point (= 1532 degrees)
galvanized ironiron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust
gamma ironA nonmagnetic allotrope of iron that is the basis of austenite
ingot ironiron of high purity
pig ironcrude iron tapped from a blast furnace
scrap ironiron to be melted again and reworked
structural ironiron that has been cast or worked in structural shapes
wrought ironiron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Substance ofiron oreAn ore from which iron can be extracted
steelAn alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon
Spanishhierro, número atómico 26
Catalanferro, número atòmic 26
Adjectiveschalybeatecontaining or impregnated with or tasting of iron
ferric, ferrousof or relating to or containing iron
English > iron: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head.
Narrowerdriving iron, one iron(golf) the long iron with the most nearly vertical face
long ironAn iron with a long shaft and a steep face
mashie, five ironmiddle-distance iron
mashie niblick, seven ironiron with a lofted face for hitting high shots to the green
midiron, two ironlong iron with a nearly vertical face
niblick, nine ironAn iron with considerable loft
putter, putting ironThe iron normally used on the putting green
short ironAn iron with a short shaft and pitched face
wedge(golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
Broadergolf club, golf-club, golfclub, clubgolf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
English > iron: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningimplement used to brand live stock.
Synonymbranding iron
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
English > iron: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaninghome appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth.
Synonymsmoothing iron
NarrowerflatironAn iron that was heated by placing it on a stove
goffer, gauffer, goffering iron, gauffering ironAn iron used to press pleats and ridges
steam ironA pressing iron that can emit steam
travel ironA small lightweight iron that can be carried while traveling
Broaderhome appliance, household applianceAn appliance that does a particular job in the home
Verbsironpress and smooth with a heated iron
English > iron: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPress and smooth with a heated iron.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey iron the cape
Example "she stood there ironing"
Synonymsiron out, press
Entailsheat, heat upmake hot or hotter
NarrowermanglePress with a mangle
Broaderpressplace between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
Nounsironhome appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
ironingthe work of using heat to smooth washed clothes in order to remove any wrinkles
ironinggarments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed

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