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Definitions of iron

  1. To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; - sometimes used with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To smooth with an iron; furnish with iron; chain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To smooth with an iron instrument: to arm with iron: to fetter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To smooth with an iron; fetter with irons. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To smooth with an iron. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To fit with iron. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To smooth with an instrument of iron; to shackle with irons; to furnish or arm with iron. Iron age, the last of the four ages, being that of enforced toil; the last of the three prehistoric ages. Iron-works, the works or establishment where pig-iron is wrought into bars, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To smooth with a heated instr. made of iron to chain; to fetter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Chains. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Chains; fetters; shackles; tools for heating at a fire; the poker, tongs, and shovel for a grate, as fire-irons. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. a 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. implement used to brand live stock Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. Fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.; Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. An iron-headed club with a deep face, chiefly used in making approaches, lifting a ball over hazards, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. An instrument or utensil made of iron; - chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A metallic element; the most common and useful of the metals; an instrument made of iron, especially one to smooth clothes by heat; anything especially hard; in golf, a club made of iron. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. The most common and useful of the metals: an instrument or utensil made of iron: strength:-pl. fetters: chains. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. The most common and useful of the metals; an instrument made of iron; fetter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. A hard, tough, malleable metal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Something made of iron, as a tool or implement; in the plural, fetters. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The most common and useful of all the metals; an instrument or utensil of iron. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. A well-known metal, and, economically speaking, the most important; an instr. made of it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. extremely robust; "an iron constitution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic weight 55.9. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7.86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Pertaining to, resembling, or made of, iron. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Formed of iron: resembling iron: rude: stern: fast-binding: not to be broken: robust: dull of understanding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Made of iron; hard like iron. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Made of or like iron; hard; rude; unyielding; heavy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Made or consisting of iron; resembling iron; harsh; rude; severe; binding fast; not to be broken; hard of understanding; dull; firm; rebust. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. Formed of iron; resembling iron in hardness, strength, &c.; harsh; stern; severe; fast-binding; impenetrable; strong; robust, as an iron constitution. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for iron

  1. Take an iron there's a good girl. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  2. The arms around his neck seemed to grip like iron – Sinister Paradise by Robert Moore Williams
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