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Iron meaning

iron - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles.
  3. 3. Strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron.
  4. 4. Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust.
  5. 5. Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness.
  6. 6. Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.;
  7. 7. Rude; hard; harsh; severe.
  8. 8. Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution.
  9. 9. Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will.
  10. 10. Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious.
  11. 11. To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.
  12. 12. To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.
  13. 13. An iron- headed club with a deep face, chiefly used in making approaches, lifting a ball over hazards, etc.
  14. 14. An instrument or utensil made of iron; - chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc.
  15. 15. To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; - sometimes used with out.
  16. 16. Made of iron; hard like iron.
  17. 17. The most common and useful of the metals; an instrument made of iron; fetter.
  18. 18. To smooth with an iron; fetter with irons.

iron - examples of usage

  1. Peace to her iron bones. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Not a word had been said about iron. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. I told him what I had found out, about the iron and what the land would be worth if the farmers held on to it. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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