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.
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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