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Definitions of steam

  1. To rise or pass off in steam; to send off visible vapour; to move by steam. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To treat or cook with steam; as, to steam a pudding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To expose to steam. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To cook or otherwise affect by steam. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To throw off steam; as, the soup steams in the kettle; rise or pass off in steam; as, moisture steams from the earth; move by steam; as, the vessel steamed out of the harbor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To rise or pass off in steam or vapor: to move by steam. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To rise in vapor; throw off vapor; move by steam. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. cook something by letting steam pass over it; "just steam the vegetables" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. get very angry; "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. rise as vapor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. clean by means of steaming; "steam-clean the upholstered sofa" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Any exhalation. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To emit steam or vapor. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To move or travel by the agency of steam. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To exhale. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To make, give off, or send out steam. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To expose to steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To apply steam to; to expose to steam; to give off vapour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. Vapor into which water is changed when boiling; the visible mist of condensed water; vapor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. The vapor into which water is changed when heated to the boiling-point, water in the gaseous state: the mist formed by condensed vapor: any exhalation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Vapor of boiling water; any exhalation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Water in the form of vapor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Any vaporous exhalation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. The vapour of water, or the elastic gaseous fluid generated by heating water to the boiling point; the mist formed by vapour when condensing; any exhalation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. The vapour of water produced by heating it to the boiling-point; the vapour of water employed as a motive power. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. Steamy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for steam

  1. " Just to keep things going till your steam engine is ready? – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. " There's mighty little steam here- hardly enough to move her," said Fitzhugh from the cab, stirring the fire. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
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