Definitions of iron

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

Usage examples for iron

  1. Take an iron, there's a good girl. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  2. The arms around his neck seemed to grip like iron. – Sinister Paradise by Robert Moore Williams
  3. What's become of your man he knocked on the head with his leg- iron? – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  4. His voice was iron hard. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  5. Even iron, the triumph, as we had supposed, of more modern times, they had already discovered. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  6. At first there was little excuse for their existence except to sell to farmers salt, fish, iron, and a few plows. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  7. Better far than an iron cross for every man in the company! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  8. The people about here call him the man with the iron mouth. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  9. I was made of iron and blood.... – Pélléas and Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck
  10. In this state be found the favorite of fortune;- his iron frame had stood proof against it all! – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  11. One of them broke his sword in two and threw the pieces at Ney's feet, saying, " It is easier for a man of honour to break iron than to break his word." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  12. It will always continue to be iron. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  13. Vendale opened the iron chamber. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  14. Five miles farther was Demir- Kapu, the Gate of Iron, and between these two towns is a high and narrow pass famous for its wild and magnificent beauty. – With the French in France and Salonika by Richard Harding Davis
  15. Well, I'll let yo' take dis big iron kettle into de library. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  16. Ah, none, but in this iron age, would do it! – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  17. The old Prince took a key from his pocket and himself opened the great iron gate. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  18. Its point struck a piece of iron. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking