Definitions of steam

  1. To rise or pass off in steam; to send off visible vapour; to move by steam.
  2. To treat or cook with steam; as, to steam a pudding.
  3. To expose to steam.
  4. To cook or otherwise affect by steam.
  5. 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.
  6. To rise or pass off in steam or vapor: to move by steam.
  7. To rise in vapor; throw off vapor; move by steam.
  8. cook something by letting steam pass over it; " just steam the vegetables"
  9. get very angry; " her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
  10. travel by means of steam power; " The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
  11. rise as vapor
  12. clean by means of steaming; " steam- clean the upholstered sofa"
  13. The elastic, aeriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor.
  14. The mist formed by condensed vapor; visible vapor; -- so called in popular usage.
  15. Any exhalation.
  16. To emit steam or vapor.
  17. To rise in vapor; to issue, or pass off, as vapor.
  18. To move or travel by the agency of steam.
  19. To generate steam; as, the boiler steams well.
  20. To exhale.
  21. 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.
  22. To make, give off, or send out steam.
  23. To expose to steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing.
  24. To apply steam to; to expose to steam; to give off vapour.
  25. water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  26. Vapor into which water is changed when boiling; the visible mist of condensed water; vapor.
  27. 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.
  28. Vapor of boiling water; any exhalation.
  29. Water in the form of vapor.
  30. Any vaporous exhalation.
  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.
  32. The vapour of water produced by heating it to the boiling- point; the vapour of water employed as a motive power.
  33. Steamy.