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Definitions of steam

  1. emit steam; "The rain forest was literally steaming" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cook something by letting steam pass over it; "just steam the vegetables" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. get very angry; "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. rise as vapor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. clean by means of steaming; "steam-clean the upholstered sofa" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Any exhalation. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To emit steam or vapor. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To move or travel by the agency of steam. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To exhale. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. To treat or cook with steam; as, to steam a pudding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Steamy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. To expose to steam. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To rise in vapor; throw off vapor; move by steam. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Vapor of boiling water; any exhalation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To cook or otherwise affect by steam. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To make, give off, or send out steam. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To move by steam, as a vessel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling point; water in the state of vapor; gaseous water. dictgcide_fs
  37. The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; so called in popular usage. dictgcide_fs
  38. st[=e]m, n. the vapour of water--when dry, invisible and transparent like air, and not to be confused with the semi-liquid cloud which comes from the chimney of a locomotive; when superheated, changing the characteristics of a vapour for those belonging to what is known as a 'perfect gas:' the mist formed by condensed vapour: any vaporous exhalation: energy, force, spirit.--v.i. to rise or pass off in steam or vapour: to move by steam.--v.t. to expose to steam.--ns. STEAM'BOAT, STEAM'SHIP, STEAM'-VESS'EL, a boat, ship, or vessel propelled by steam; STEAM'-BOIL'ER, a boiler for generating steam; STEAM'-CARRIAGE, a carriage moved by steam on common roads; STEAM'-CHEST, -DOME, a chamber above a steam-boiler serving as a reservoir for steam; STEAM'-CRANE, a crane worked by a steam-engine; STEAM'-DIG'GER, a machine for digging the soil by means of steam-power, the soil being thereby much more thoroughly pulverised than by ploughing; STEAM'-EN'GINE, an engine or machine which changes heat into useful work through the medium of steam; STEAM'ER, a vessel moved by steam: a road-locomotive, &c.: a vessel in which articles are steamed; STEAM'-GAUGE, an instrument for measuring the pressure of steam in a boiler; STEAM'-GOV'ERNOR, the governor of a steam-engine; STEAM'-GUN, a gun projecting a missile by means of steam; STEAM'-HAMM'ER, a hammer consisting of a steam cylinder and piston placed vertically over an anvil, the hammer moved by the action of the steam; STEAM'INESS, the quality of being vaporous or misty; STEAM'-JACK'ET, a hollow casing surrounding any vessel and into which steam may be admitted; STEAM'-LAUNCH (see LAUNCH); STEAM'-NAVIG[=A]'TION, the propulsion of vessels by steam; STEAM'-NAV'VY, an excavator operated by steam in the making of docks, canals, &c.; STEAM'-PACK'ET, a steam-vessel plying between certain ports; STEAM'-PIPE, a pipe for conveying steam; STEAM'-PLOUGH, a plough or gang of ploughs worked by a steam-engine; STEAM'-POW'ER, the force of steam when applied to machinery; STEAM'-PRESS, a printing-press worked by steam; STEAM'-PRINT'ING, printing in which the presses are operated by steam; STEAM'-TRAP, a contrivance for allowing the passage of water while preventing the passage of steam; STEAM'-TUG, a small steam-vessel used in towing ships; STEAM'-WHIS'TLE, an apparatus attached to a steam-engine through which steam is discharged, producing a sound in the manner of a common whistle.--adj. STEAM'Y, consisting of, or like, steam: full of steam or vapour.--n. STEAM'-YACHT, a yacht propelled by steam. [A.S. steám; cog. with Dut. stoom.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. Vapour of water, esp. the gas into which water is changed by boiling, largely used as motive power owing to its elasticity; saturated s. (in contact with, & at same temperature as, boiling water); superheated s. (having higher temperature at given pressure, & greater volume for a given weight, than saturated s.); wet, dry, s. (containing, not containing, mechanically suspended particles of water); visible particles of water resulting from condensation of s.; any vaporous exhalation; (colloq.) energy, as get up s., summon energy for special effort, so put on, let off, work off, s.; steamboat, vessel propelled by s.; s.-boiler, vessel in which water is boiled to generate s. esp. for working engine; s.-box, -chest, (through which s. passes from boiler to cylinder); s.-brake, -crane, -gun, -hammer, -plough, -whistle, -winch, &c., (worked by s.); s.-colour (fixed on printed cloth by action of s.); s.-cylinder (in which piston of s.-engine moves); s.-engine, locomotive or stationary engine in which the motive power depends on elasticity& expansion or rapid condensation of s.; s.-gas, superheated s.; s.-gauge (attached to boiler to show pressure of s.); s.-heat, heat required to produce s. from water at freezing-point, also, heat given out by s. from radiators &c.; s.-jacket, casing round cylinder &c. with space between to be filled by s. for heating the cylinder &c.; s.-port, each of two oblong passages from s.-chest into cylinder, any passage for s.; s.-power, force of s. applied to machinery &c.; steamship (propelled by s.); s.-tight, capable of resisting passage of s.; s.-tug, steamer for towing ships &c. Hence steaminess n., steamy a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. Cook (food) by s.; treat with steam, soften (timber) for bending by steam; give out steam or vapour, as a sirloin steamed on the table; rise in vapour; move by agency of steam, as we, the vessel, steamed down the river; (colloq.) work vigorously, make great progress, esp. s. ahead, away. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. steaming hot, so hot as to s., very hot. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. (Gram.) The radical part of a word, to which are added the forms imposed by inflexion or conjugation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  43. (Naut.) The foremost timber in a ship, to which the bow planking is fastened ; it is scarfed into the keel, from which it extends upwards, supporting the bowsprit. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. [A.S] Low-pressure steam exerts a pressure not greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere ; High-pressure Steam exerts a pressure that commonly equals that of several atmospheres, e.g. four or six, say 60 or 90 pounds per square inch. Saturated Steam is steam formed in contact with its water-it then has the greatest density it can attain at the given temperature. If the steam is separated from its water and heated in a given space, it is Dry or Anhydrous Steam ; such steam, separated from the boiler and heated in a distinct vessel, is also called Surcharged or Superheated Steam. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  45. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German] The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling point ; mist formed by condensed vapour ; visible vapour;-any exhalation of heated bodies. Cabinet Dictionary

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