Meaning of STEEL in English


■ noun

1》 a hard, strong grey or bluish-grey alloy of iron with carbon and usually other elements, used extensively as a structural and fabricating material.

2》 a rod of roughened ~ on which knives are sharpened.

3》 strength and determination: nerves of ~.

■ verb mentally prepare (oneself) to do or face something difficult.


OE stȳle , stēli , of Gmc origin.

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