Meaning of IRON in English


n. 25B6; noun

a ship built of iron : metal, pig iron, cast iron, wrought iron.

she needed some iron in her soul : STRENGTH, toughness, resilience, firmness, robustness, steel, grit; informal guts, spunk.

a soldering iron : TOOL, implement, utensil, device.

a hot iron : FLAT IRON, electric iron, steam iron, smoothing iron.

they were clapped in irons : MANACLES, shackles, fetters, chains, handcuffs; informal cuffs, bracelets.

25B6; adjective

an iron key : MADE OF IRON, ferric, ferrous.

an iron law of politics : INFLEXIBLE, unbreakable, absolute, unconditional, categorical, incontrovertible, infallible.

an iron will : UNCOMPROMISING, unrelenting, unyielding, unbending, resolute, resolved, determined, firm, rigid, steadfast, unwavering.


25B6; verb she irons his shirts : PRESS.

25A0; iron something out

John had ironed out all the minor snags : RESOLVE, straighten out, sort out, clear up, settle, put right, solve, remedy, rectify; informal fix, mend.

ironing out differences in national systems : ELIMINATE, eradicate, erase, get rid of; harmonize, reconcile.

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