Meaning of IRON in English

IRON

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a paracetamol/quinine/iron etc tablet

She's on iron tablets for her anaemia.

a stone/wooden/iron bridge

The iron bridge was built in 1811.

a wooden/iron/wrought-iron gate

Their way was barred by huge wrought-iron gates.

an iron will ( also a will of iron ) (= an extremely strong will )

Her unassuming manner concealed an iron will.

an iron/vice-like grip (= a very strong grip )

Victor took hold of her wrist in an iron grip.

branding iron

cast iron

do the shopping/cleaning/ironing/cooking etc

Who does the cooking in your family?

fire iron

grappling iron

Iron Age

Iron Curtain, the

iron foundry

an iron foundry

iron lung

iron rations

ironing board

iron/vitamin etc deficiency

Some elderly people suffer from iron deficiency in their diet.

leg irons

metal/steel/iron plates

The shoes had metal plates attached to the heels.

pig iron

seam of coal/iron etc

soldering iron

steam iron

steel/iron/wooden etc rod

The walls are reinforced with steel rods.

the Iron Age (= the period of time, about 3,000 years ago, when iron was first used for making tools, weapons etc )

waffle iron

wrought iron

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

cast

The first telephone boxes were designed by Sir Giles Scott in 1935, they were made of cast iron .

They're shipping out cast iron baths, washbasins and tiles to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Left: Combine heating and cooking with traditional cast iron stove style.

Anyone want a cast iron bath?

Built in 1836-9, it weighs 1,700t, holds 940t of water and is the largest cast iron aqueduct in the world.

Columns of cast iron doubled as drainpipes and supports for the ceiling, which had domed skylights.

It replaces two ole cast iron systems and will significantly increase production.

Repairing leaks in cast iron gutters Remove the old gutter bolt.

corrugated

Their planking was patched with corrugated iron , their roofs shingled with flattened tin cans.

From then on, Stafford Road was flanked by a long black corrugated iron fence.

Instead I was directed to a three-roomed brick house with corrugated iron roofing.

Refurbished on a budget of £20, the shop is kitted out with old tyres, corrugated iron and scaffolding.

A ground party was immediately organised to manhandle the aircraft on to sheets of corrugated iron positioned on the tarmac.

I fancied that except for a few corrugated iron roofs it still looked the same as when he had been here.

The mill still stands and is a curious mixture of brick, elm, slate and corrugated iron .

Instead, they are either covered with a corrugated iron roof or are in the street.

hot

The blood from my wound ran over my back and chest, and the knife seemed to burn like hot iron .

In order for this separation to have taken place, the interior must have become hot enough for iron to melt.

This involved either burning the skin over the tendon, or inserting red hot iron pins into the tendon itself.

It will pay to have a tough template for cutting by scalpel, hot iron or roller-cutter.

In general, designers no longer work with a heap of transistors and a hot soldering iron .

He tried to scream the name but his throat felt as if it had been cauterized with a hot iron .

old

The candlelight revealed that the room was packed with old iron bathtubs which were full of wooden rocking horses.

Shreds of plastic, old iron , glass, animal bones littered both sides of the path.

An old galvanised iron cistern is liable to spring a leak eventually.

His head must have fallen almost directly on top of one of the tall spikes that surmounted the old iron rail.

Eventually, though, old cast iron systems will need repair.

As we swept down to the seam in the old iron lift we all grabbed each other's hands in simultaneous panic.

Getting rid of PAHs requires the replacement of old cast iron mains lined with coal tar paper.

wrought

The wrought iron gate, as usual, was open and he parked in front of the house.

Each side has a cast iron arch in 7 segments from which the iron trough is hung by 35 wrought iron rods.

Steel, however, rusts much more quickly than wrought iron .

Decorative projecting bricks, alcoves, wrought iron gates, and so on, are a security risk.

There was a fancy grille like a wrought iron gate at the rear end of the dash under the stairs.

Gates gone: Tyneside police are investigating a spate of thefts of wrought iron garden gates.

The stained-glass windows inside, and the black wrought iron and living or artificial flowers outside, contribute vivid accents.

Stripped floorboards teamed up with rattan furniture and wrought iron gives a look that complements.

■ NOUN

age

It was found in what was a pool in the iron age .

The Barbarians were knocking about in the late bronze age and iron age.

Madsebakke - unique iron Age rock carvings.

bar

All the ground floor windows were fitted with iron bars , a sufficient deterrent for the average break-and-enter boys.

Dignified old rowhouses on historic Mount Vernon Square were marred by iron bars on their windows.

A somewhat different system simulated the effect of momentarily jamming an iron bar across the terminals in the substation.

A heavy iron bar lay on the floor beside my left hand.

And no sign of chains or a whip or iron bars .

The windows are guarded with iron bars , those on the lower floors viciously spiked to keep out thieves.

A framework of iron bars is placed across the top and this supports fine mesh netting.

They ceased to be fortresses protected by strong doors and iron bars and became elegant shops with windows in place of grilles.

bridge

The floodwater, carrying branches and driftwood, was over the roadway on the curved iron bridge .

Called Tickford Bridge , it is said to be the oldest iron bridge in Britain still in constant use.

chain

The huge beast strained at the great iron chain clasped to the collar round its neck.

Frederick's bed is said to be still in the palace, hanging from iron chains .

The prisoners wore handcuffs, and iron chains on their legs.

On the floor beside her was a convict's iron chain .

I felt sure the iron chain belonged to my convict, but I did not think he had attacked my sister.

Above it, hanging from an old iron chain , hung a bevelled mirror.

He was dressed in grey, too, and had an iron chain on his leg.

deficiency

Crohn's disease is often associated with iron deficiency anaemia.

Ten patients had died all unrelated to the iron deficiency anaemia.

Therefore sigmoidoscopy should be mandatory as part of the investigation of patients with iron deficiency anaemia.

The need for sigmoidoscopy in patients with obscure iron deficiency anaemia is contentious.

This survey also allowed us to analyse the usefulness of investigations in iron deficiency anaemia in outpatients.

The need to investigate the colon in outpatients referred with iron deficiency anaemia has not previously been assessed.

Severe erosive oesophagitis may be a cause of iron deficiency anaemia but hiatus hernia alone seems unlikely to cause iron deficiency anaemia.

fist

Nowadays we need the iron fist of policing in order that we might sleep soundly in our beds.

Ace swung round, her gauntlets curled into iron fists .

The protuberance under her fingers felt soft and hard at the same time, an iron fist in a velvet glove.

foundry

Along the length of the railway line were timber yards, rope works, maltings and an iron foundry .

Livings was their architect for the iron foundry at Stockton, which John now had ideas of enlarging.

They also make more noise than two iron foundries having a fight.

gate

Within a dozen yards, I came to a set of iron gates closing off the steps east of the high altar.

An ornate iron gate presided over its entrance.

They walked towards the tall iron gates of the school.

The wrought iron gate , as usual, was open and he parked in front of the house.

Each house had an iron gate and a short tiled path up to the front door.

I awoke to find myself still standing before the water-colour painting of the curled iron gate .

Decorative projecting bricks, alcoves, wrought iron gates , and so on, are a security risk.

At the entrance to the driveway were large iron gates .

grip

She was just about to call out when she felt the iron grip of an arm clasped round her throat.

So although Milosevic s iron grip over Kosovo was an embarrassment for the West, it was a convenience too.

hand

Its political platform is brief: the iron hand against Communism to save private enterprise.

This theology slipped over the iron hand of the capitalist market like a silk glove.

Smith said that Coleman was a dictator and monopolist, ruling with an iron hand in military and civil life.

The iron hand of the Conservative administration's first 5 years gave way to sermons on personal responsibility.

leg

From now on, these items will be included in the existing export ban of leg irons , shackles and gang chains.

Only the eerie tinkle of leg irons and shouted commands break the silence.

Prohibited items should include gallows and leg irons .

The first man picked up the end and threaded it through the loop on his leg iron .

There they had spent fourteen days in solitary confinement, chained in heavy leg irons and fed only on dry rice.

The leg irons of the white prisoners inside were clattering.

lung

Hospitals often grouped iron lungs in the open space around the nurses' station or even in view in the hallways.

Encased in iron lungs , tortured victims vainly chased slumber through long, fitful nights.

Ideally, hospitals provided each iron lung patient a single nurse, but few hospitals could manage that, especially during epidemics.

When possible, nurses took patients out of their iron lungs for bathing and cleaning.

ore

Many of the ships also carried iron ore .

Supplies of the raw material, iron ore , changed.

The greater abundance of iron ores over those of copper also meant that iron was more readily obtainable and cheaper.

These ironworks were built in 173 6 and were worked for 130 years, exploiting local iron ore deposits.

The iron and steel industry of Rotherham exists because long ago iron ore was mined locally as well as coal.

Most of this local iron ore was mined from shallow pits and from adits dug into the valley sides.

Here there are thick deposits of iron ore near the base of some rocks of oolitic limestone which are of Jurassic age.

The iron ore is easily extracted by quarrying with giant excavators.

oxide

One of the most popular has been carnelian, which owes its reddish colour to the presence of iron oxide .

The gas was to reduce iron oxide to make iron which could later be fed to a steel works.

Rust, iron oxide , is weak mechanically although its chemical bonds are strong.

Traditionally, iron oxide is converted to the metal in a blast furnace.

This coloration shows the presence of iron oxides .

Mineralisation within the nodules consists of uranium, vanadium and iron oxides with base metal sulphides.

railing

Terrified, Mildred backed away and crashed into something hard, which seemed to be a huge iron railing towering above her.

He paused when he saw her by the iron railings that separated mown lawn from pasture.

The cottage still has a panel of slender iron railings in front.

She could see the iron railings of the park, the glitter of wet pavement.

The hideous iron railings round the tombs of the more opulent dead were intended to protect them against the depredations of body-snatchers.

The iron railings were so dusty, they looked grey, not black.

Nightshade House was separated from the street by a flagged courtyard, the general approach defended by iron railings .

The Mount was a shadow in the air and the iron railings along the promenade dripped globules of moisture.

rod

Each side has a cast iron arch in 7 segments from which the iron trough is hung by 35 wrought iron rods .

It led to the birth of the jumper a slender iron rod with a chisel-end forged by the mine smiths.

steam

I have one rule - I never use a steam iron on my lace jumpers.

It is the vapour tank that is the key to the machine's alleged superiority over other steam irons .

Throwaway society Over the last year, I have had to replace my steam iron and hairdryer that had both developed faults.

The old cracked mug, the steam iron , odd pieces of cutlery and the reading lamp.

I could not live without a steam iron , or an electric kettle.

■ VERB

pump

And keeping in shape with her is a lot better than pumping iron .

Before I met her I used to pump iron .

They pump iron for hours every morning.

Yes, even his face was muscular, as though he pumped iron with his ears.

In any case, farmer's boys have no time to make hay before they are pumping iron not milk.

strike

Maybe he would even mount a punitive expedition tonight, striking while the iron was hot, and all that.

So, it should strike while the iron is hot and go to the country as soon as possible.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

clap sb in prison/jail/irons

galvanized iron/metal etc

iron out the wrinkles

pump iron

And keeping in shape with her is a lot better than pumping iron.

Before I met her I used to pump iron.

In any case, farmer's boys have no time to make hay before they are pumping iron not milk.

They pump iron for hours every morning.

Yes, even his face was muscular, as though he pumped iron with his ears.

rule sb with an iron fist/hand

rule sb/sth with a rod of iron

strike while the iron is hot

Don't wait until tomorrow before you tell him, strike while the iron is hot!

So, it should strike while the iron is hot and go to the country as soon as possible.

the Iron Age

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

iron ore

a window with iron bars on it

My doctor said I need more iron in my diet.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He kept her prisoner in her own home and threatened to electrocute her on a sunbed and burn her with an iron .

Prohibited items should include gallows and leg irons.

Start with a five-hundred pound piece of cast iron sitting on the floor.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

out

It's about time he got his six iron out for a birdie.

Frequent face-to-face meetings iron out any problems and come up with interface and process improvements.

The finer details of the proposals from Environment Secretary Michael Heseltine still have to be ironed out .

And because the band went into a rehab center to iron out its differences, rumors spread about drug use.

Although the first generation of women priests had to fight to assert their identity, those problems have been ironed out .

The briefing indicated that the two sides still have substantial differences to iron out .

Most of the notorious grade anomalies have been ironed out and the colour photos should whet people's appetites.

As it happened, the resolution of this issue never really reached the stage of the researchers ironing out their differences.

■ NOUN

problem

If something doesn't happen it's your responsibility to iron any problems out.

Frequent face-to-face meetings iron out any problems and come up with interface and process improvements.

They know exactly who can help you buy a train ticket, who can iron away which problem .

shirt

Diana was so chummy with him she even used to iron his shirts .

Margaret had ironed me some shirts and draped them over a clothes-horse in the hail.

Well, he can iron his best shirts .

As the neatly ironed shirt billows out a special effect signifies the effects of Bold.

Do you want to iron his shirts for 50 years?

■ VERB

wash

I wished for a new dress as I washed and ironed my old yellow home-made mini for the hundredth time.

Saturdays and she was tired and worn out with the cleaning, shopping, washing , ironing .

Encourage residents to wash and iron their clothes where their eyesight and co-ordination are good.

The following afternoon he struggled into the white loons, which he had washed and ironed himself.

All washing and ironing is outsourced.

She was soon taking in washing and ironing , the time-honored work of black women.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

galvanized iron/metal etc

iron out the wrinkles

the Iron Age

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I need to iron a few shirts for my trip.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But he conceded that there were some kinks to iron out.

She ironed their tiny strips of white embroidered cuffs and collars herself, and sewed them on fresh nearly every day.

The finer details of the proposals from Environment Secretary Michael Heseltine still have to be ironed out.

III. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

fist

But he offered not only an iron fist to Hanoi there was a velvet glove also.

hand

Privileges and prerogatives are revoked; the iron hand of supervisory control is brought to bear.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

clap sb in prison/jail/irons

iron out the wrinkles

pump iron

And keeping in shape with her is a lot better than pumping iron.

Before I met her I used to pump iron.

In any case, farmer's boys have no time to make hay before they are pumping iron not milk.

They pump iron for hours every morning.

Yes, even his face was muscular, as though he pumped iron with his ears.

rule sb with an iron fist/hand

rule sb/sth with a rod of iron

strike while the iron is hot

Don't wait until tomorrow before you tell him, strike while the iron is hot!

So, it should strike while the iron is hot and go to the country as soon as possible.

the Iron Age

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

iron discipline

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But he offered not only an iron fist to Hanoi there was a velvet glove also.

He lay on his narrow iron bed, whose cheap cotton slip was decorated with repeated figures of Donald Duck.

New Labour is itself a product of the iron cage.

She went quickly; by afternoon, she was in the iron lung and she died the next morning.

The addition of iron oxide produced a darker brown colour in the glaze under reducing conditions.

This is a fast-paced, heartwarming story of a huge iron man who emerges from the sea to terrify the neighborhood.

This is because the center of gravity of the hammer is in the iron part.

Those that had iron gratings locked them across the plate glass.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.