iron


iron
1. noun /ˈaɪrən,ˈaɪən,ˈaɪɚn/
a) A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26, and symbol Fe.
b) A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.
See Also: andiron, gridiron
2. adjective /ˈaɪrən,ˈaɪən,ˈaɪɚn/
a) Made of the metal iron.

She had an iron will.

b) Strong (as of will), inflexible.

He held on with an iron grip.

Syn: adamant, adamantine, brassbound
3. verb /ˈaɪrən,ˈaɪən,ˈaɪɚn/
To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.

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  • Iron — I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), a. [AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen. See {Iron}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness. [1913 Webster] 3. Like iron in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Iron — I ron, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ironed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ironing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; sometimes used with out. [1913 Webster] 2. To shackle with irons; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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