Definitions of iron

  1. To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.
  2. To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.
  3. To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; - sometimes used with out.
  4. To smooth with an iron; furnish with iron; chain.
  5. To smooth with an iron instrument: to arm with iron: to fetter.
  6. To smooth with an iron; fetter with irons.
  7. To smooth with an iron.
  8. To fit with iron.
  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.
  10. To smooth with a heated instr. made of iron to chain; to fetter.
  11. Chains.
  12. Chains; fetters; shackles; tools for heating at a fire; the poker, tongs, and shovel for a grate, as fire- irons.
  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
  14. implement used to brand live stock
  15. home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
  16. Fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles.
  17. Strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron.
  18. Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust.
  19. Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness.
  20. Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.;
  21. Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution.
  22. Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will.
  23. Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious.
  24. An iron- headed club with a deep face, chiefly used in making approaches, lifting a ball over hazards, etc.
  25. An instrument or utensil made of iron; - chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc.
  26. 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.
  27. The most common and useful of the metals: an instrument or utensil made of iron: strength:- pl. fetters: chains.
  28. The most common and useful of the metals; an instrument made of iron; fetter.
  29. A hard, tough, malleable metal.
  30. Something made of iron, as a tool or implement; in the plural, fetters.
  31. The most common and useful of all the metals; an instrument or utensil of iron.
  32. A well- known metal, and, economically speaking, the most important; an instr. made of it.
  33. 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.
  34. Pertaining to, resembling, or made of, iron.
  35. Formed of iron: resembling iron: rude: stern: fast- binding: not to be broken: robust: dull of understanding.
  36. Made of iron; hard like iron.
  37. Made of or like iron; hard; rude; unyielding; heavy.
  38. Made or consisting of iron; resembling iron; harsh; rude; severe; binding fast; not to be broken; hard of understanding; dull; firm; rebust.
  39. Formed of iron; resembling iron in hardness, strength, & c.; harsh; stern; severe; fast- binding; impenetrable; strong; robust, as an iron constitution.