Meaning of STEAM in English

STEAM

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a steam train

Railway enthusiasts have the opportunity to take a nostalgic trip on a steam train.

boiling/scalding/steaming hot (= used about liquid that is extremely hot )

The coffee was scalding hot.

puff of smoke/wind/air/steam etc

The dragon disappeared in a puff of smoke.

steam clean

steam iron

steam power (= energy produced from steam )

Early engines were driven by steam power.

steam room

steam shovel

steamed/poached fish (= cooked over boiling water )

The kitchen smelt of steamed fish.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

full

Who else but Galwey should arrive full steam at his shoulder, outpacing even Simon Geoghegan in his hunger for the ball.

It's full steam ahead as investors get appetite for perks on a plate.

It took about four hours to raise full steam in the original boiler.

And breathing fire: Full steam ahead with the Dragon Boats.

hot

I had Cooper's respray the panel and valet the innards with hot steam .

The lake is noted for its hot springs, steam jets and geysers.

The wood was pleasingly warm and aromatic; the hot steam washed over him in tingling waves.

small

A small steam roller with a vertical boiler between twin rollers was used in Penge and Anerley.

The winding drum is powered by a small steam engine, operating through a worm-wheel and gear.

His practical training started at his father's mill, where he was given a lathe and built small working steam engines.

In 1792 and 1793 he supplied two small steam winding engines to Coalbrookdale.

■ NOUN

age

The steam age , with its dramatic impact upon the landscape, begins effectively in the early nineteenth century.

I was apprenticed at Swindon in the steam age and I thought it had passed.

But the later industrialists, the heirs of the steam age , were completely and grotesquely insensitive.

The dirt and overcrowding came with the steam age in the nineteenth century.

Swindon and Peterborough probably have more commuters going to them than their total everyday passenger traffic in the steam age .

bath

There's also a fitness room, sauna and turkish steam bath .

If you haven't enough energy left, wallow in a jacuzzi, sauna or steam bath instead.

There is a lounge, T.V. room, table tennis, cellar bar, large sauna, solarium and steam bath .

The girl asked Lucien if he would like his steam bath to be followed by an aromatic rub.

Other diversions include a sauna and steam bath which is free once a week, but otherwise is payable locally.

The hotel fitness centre is definitely worth a visit to enjoy a Roman-style steam bath , sauna, swimming-pool and whirlpool.

It's a steam bath in there.

coal

Recovery was slow but by 1938 the Forth could boast over 30 Coal loading plants and 10 steam coal cranes.

engine

It was the capitalist who gave us the steam engine .

At times of particularly low water supplies, a steam engine was used to power the mill via a drive belt.

Coal for the mill's steam engine was carried up the steep hill on donkeys.

The first trains were drawn by steam engines .

Among his presents was a toy steam engine , and it quickly became Peter's favourite toy.

In 1865 Prussia possessed 15,000 steam engines with 800,000 horsepower.

Comparison with the stalled steam engine is not obvious.

The railway was worked daily by up to six steam engines until the early 1960s when new diesel locomotives took over.

hammer

To Leeds the news must have come like a blow from a steam hammer .

The steam hammer seen here was his best known work.

The concussion of the exploding wave drove me down like a steam hammer .

There are three gas furnaces, one each for the steam hammers , drop stamps, and rolling mill.

iron

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.

loco

Second place was awarded to Bill Inglis for his very atmospheric shot of a steam loco leaving Douglas Station.

The steam loco of the 1980s will bear little resemblance to anything Casey Jones would have recognised.

locomotive

In our steam locomotive comparison, the engine loses traction, or makes an expensive noise and stops.

This acclaimed the accolade of being the first steam locomotive on the railway!

In the deal were three steam locomotives and a new interloper in the shape of a diesel.

The Motive Power depot at Derby Road had been disused since 1966 when the last steam locomotives were withdrawn from service.

The decision making process can be likened to one of those great lumbering steam locomotives seen in Western films.

In the original engine shed there is a fine collection of Great Western steam locomotives and there are many carriages and wagons.

Every effort is being made to have six steam locomotives working during the two days.

It was like the noise made by a steam locomotive pulling out from a station.

power

Wilkins' response was to set up another mill only a few hundred yards away, this time using steam power .

By now, steam power was being used.

By the 1890s, they had installed steam power in order to boost the power from the Frome.

With plentiful coal, which could be moved easily on the railways, steam power could be used to drive machinery.

Its cleansing steam power is equally effective for freshening up paintwork or plasterwork on the walls or ceilings.

With the advent of steam power there was a marked improvement in the movement of coal.

Then local coal was used for steam power in the same factories.

Factory owners added chimneys and extra workshops to their factories as they replaced water power by steam power.

railway

Their many satisfied customers include gas and electricity companies, motor manufacturers, circuit board makers and steam railway maintenance organisations.

There is a chance to carry out your own experiments, a steam railway , and a special laboratory for young people.

But it was still a steam railway and remained so until after the turn of the century.

The recession has obviously had an adverse effect on attractions throughout the country, not least of all steam railways .

Railway: At the weekend you may actually become a train driver for a short distance on the steam railway !

Upon completion, the loco will run on the E.L.R. with brief visits perhaps to other steam railways .

There is an excellent zoo, some spectacular caves, a steam railway , and much more.

room

Gymnasium, sauna, steam room , beauty salon, indoor pool.

Many hotels have steam rooms or saunas.

Treat yourself to flowers, aromatherapy or a steam room .

The murder weapon was a frozen spike and it melted in the steam room .

train

Up to 20 caravans have parked close to the town's historic cathedral, and opposite the leisure centre and steam train station.

Read in studio Railway enthusiasts are queueing up for a nostalgic trip on a steam train .

Some find this special reproduction steam train moving and nostalgic.

Twenty-five feet down, Foo rolled over and saw an upside-down steam train puff by above him.

She was aware that her heart was clattering inside her, racketing against her ribs like a demented steam train .

At Ambleside you can take a steam train through the lake and river scenery of the Leven valley.

The admission price includes rides on the steam trains and the other attractions.

On Steamdays visitors can enjoy rides in the 1930s steam trains and see the activities of a steam locomotive depot.

■ VERB

blow

She just needed to blow off steam .

You got upset, blew off steam .

Everybody needs to blow off some steam .

build

NonimmediateLight a fire, build up the steam , turn on a switch, and a linear system awakens.

The movement has been building steam for months in San Francisco, and across California and the country.

drive

The accumulator was recharged after use by a pump driven by the steam engine.

gain

The idea of rewarding groups is also gaining steam in the bitter debate over merit pay for teachers.

gather

As the 1990s dawned, a movement to change those incentives gathered steam .

install

He installed his twelve horse-power steam engine at Portsmouth dockyard in 1798-9, the first to be used in a royal dockyard.

By the 1890s, they had installed steam power in order to boost the power from the Frome.

let

We let off steam in graffiti, vandalism and football hooliganism.

He had just been letting off a little steam .

You want to let off steam ?

Or did the high turnout suggest a letting off of steam after three intense years of flood recovery?

Others have behavioural problems and need to let off steam in a safe and controlled setting.

I opened the back door to let some of the steam out and I thought: Escape.

It was the only chance they had to let off any steam .

A few things to think on: Keep a journal and let off some steam .

lose

The resented union soon loses steam , and thereafter London answers his desire.

Foreign programs, funded with charitable dollars and operating against incredible odds, are losing steam .

However, in midafternoon New York trading, the rally lost steam .

Residential building, a big part of the Southeast economy, continued to lose steam in the quarter.

The bull market in bonds finally lost its head of steam .

But with the rise of the party primaries, the conventions lost steam .

When the economy lost steam , the retailer was left with plenty of stores and debt.

It lost money like steam , and when the iron business cratered, it was reduced to hauling tomatoes and animal feed.

pick

If the economy is picking up steam , the recovery may be nipped in the bud by renewed Fed tightening.

Indications the economy may be picking up steam could hurt bonds by sparking concern that inflation may accelerate.

Giants team execs insist the new ballpark train has picked up too much steam to be stopped by one or two players.

Millionaire publisher Steve Forbes, who is suddenly picking up steam ?

provide

These provide a sustained steam of energy during the prolonged physical exertion required for professional cycling or tennis.

A sputum pot and tissues should be provided if appropriate and steam inhalations may be ordered.

Only a few weeks ago the Swanage Railway was in some difficulty providing steam locomotives with sufficient power.

Propulsion of steam colliers was mainly by coal fired boilers providing steam for the engines.

Although there were two boilers fitted, one only was necessary to provide sufficient steam .

rise

An inviting smell of liquor rose on the steam .

They also could be labeled symbolically with hearts, flowers, rising steam , etc.

The pots were heated and the essential oils rose in the steam and became lodged within the wool.

Behind them rose plumes of steam lit from below by the crackling death of his amps.

run

M Mitterrand, in short, has run out of steam .

The market rallied early in 1995, but then ran out of steam .

My great-grandmother preferred to begin a meal with pudding in case she ran out of steam before the last course.

The Tories looked as if they had run out of steam and needed to rethink their priorities away from the cares of office.

The Damascus government has run out of steam after 30 years in power.

They have now run out of steam .

use

Wilkins' response was to set up another mill only a few hundred yards away, this time using steam power.

Next, the crown block is removed and the crown is further manipulated into its final shape, once again using steam .

In outline the idea is rather like using the steam produced from a kettle to push die kettle across the room.

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

The locomotive is also expected to be used during the night steam event on Saturday, November 7.

Then local coal was used for steam power in the same factories.

It used both water and steam power, the latter probably installed by Cook.

The Peckett engine will be used for 12 live steam dates from May 23 to September 27.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

blow off steam

I went jogging to blow off some steam.

Jody lets her blow off steam first.

She just needed to blow off steam.

You got upset, blew off steam.

full speed/steam ahead

In the meantime, the three cruise lines are moving full speed ahead with major expansion plans.

And, full speed ahead ... the business sideline that's helping farmers rake in the cash.

He talks full steam ahead for another five minutes.

It's full steam ahead as investors get appetite for perks on a plate.

get/build up a head of steam

head of water/steam

A big crowd started to gather as Greg got on a real head of steam.

And he's just getting a head of steam.

But there is already a head of steam in parliament to make the proposed voluntary takeover code legally binding.

By 1921 indeed frustration with coalition was building up such a head of steam as seriously to threaten its future.

His friends viewed the affair with interest as it gathered a fair head of steam.

Para Handy raises a new head of steam Nan Spowart reports on the re-creation of a West coast legend.

The bull market in bonds finally lost its head of steam.

The Siporax is only half submerged, so that a head of water never covers the biological media.

pick up speed/steam

As they picked up speed along the main tarmac road it was already 3 a.m.

If the economy is picking up steam, the recovery may be nipped in the bud by renewed Fed tightening.

Indications the economy may be picking up steam hurt bonds by sparking concern inflation may accelerate, eroding bonds' fixed payments.

Of course, good melody will sound fine at any tempo, so play slowly and gradually pick up speed.

The black-out protest is expected to pick up steam after the president signs the bill.

The coach picked up speed as it rattled and jolted down to Forty-second Street.

The object thereupon begins to expand, and it will rapidly pick up speed.

run out of steam

Gail started the project with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, but at some point she just ran out of steam.

The home team seemed to run out of steam well before the game was over.

Fuel protest runs out of steam A national protest by truckers demanding cheaper fuel turned out to be a low-key affair.

His passion is to say if the constitutional model has run out of steam, change it.

Mr Chuan was perceived to have run out of steam.

The Damascus government has run out of steam after 30 years in power.

The market rallied early in 1995, but then ran out of steam.

steaming hot

Later, we carried steaming hot water through the Buffalo snowdrifts to thaw our chickens' wafer bucket.

The memories crowded in around me as I sat with a nice cup of steaming hot water, writing in longhand.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

However, in midafternoon New York trading, the rally lost steam .

It was recreation hour, explained Brother Andrew with a smile, and the Brothers were letting off steam .

The water was just right, slid over his skin as he gave out a long low satisfied moan into the steam .

There was a smell in the air, hot metal, chemical steam .

Who else but Galwey should arrive full steam at his shoulder, outpacing even Simon Geoghegan in his hunger for the ball.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

ahead

Medical Services are steaming ahead having had a great year.

He talks full steam ahead for another five minutes.

Lucas has steamed ahead with its investment programme and continues to prepare for a running start to recovery.

in

Some crafty young entrepreneurs steamed in and relieved her of several pairs of Pumas at a knockdown price.

off

As he steamed off southeast, he came intermittently under heavy fire from ships in Beatty's and Hood's squadrons.

He wondered vaguely if he had strength to steam off stamps at this late point in his life.

Jody lets her blow off steam first.

When the wallpaper was steamed off , some of the walls crumbled.

up

The black-out protest is expected to pick up steam after the president signs the bill.

She looked more like Swinburne steaming up Putney Hill.

My people are getting very steamed up about it.

All steamed up over the real thing.

The large plate-glass window of the riverside cafe was steamed up and trickles of condensation ran down the yellow-painted walls.

Their bodies generated so much heat that the mirrors steamed up .

■ NOUN

coffee

Five minutes later they were back in the sittingroom drinking the steaming coffee .

The reader is offered a steaming cup of coffee at the end of Chapter 4 in the Excel book.

As you are put immediately at ease, you settle down with a steaming cup of coffee and a bite to eat.

Along with a steaming cup of coffee , this treat will provide enough stimulation to keep you going for several hours.

With a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee , this came pretty close to paradise.

rice

Shirley FongTorres says this stew is delicious over steamed rice and is even better the next day.

For dinner, Aunt Mary made pot roast, steamed asparagus, wild rice , and, for dessert, apple pie.

Serve this dish with simple accompaniments such as steamed new potatoes, rice or buttered fresh pasta.

That was why a landlord like Uncle Khan made offerings of roast ducks and steamed rice to one of his poorest tenants.

train

Pandemonium breaks out as, flanked by a giant blue cut-out wooden train , Kylie steams on stage.

water

Not so long ago the water used to steam away like a perishing engine on these tables in hot weather.

Bring the water in the steaming pot to a rolling boil.

From outside in the passageway the sound of water bubbling and steaming on the old gas cooker could be heard.

Pressure keeps the hot water from steaming or boiling; it becomes superheated, reaching temperatures of 350oC and more.

She turns the water to steam and frees the light inside her, twisting and turning in a sparkling, spinning column.

When water turns to steam , it expands; when chilled into ice, it ought to contract into a smaller volume.

■ VERB

pick

The black-out protest is expected to pick up steam after the president signs the bill.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

full speed/steam ahead

In the meantime, the three cruise lines are moving full speed ahead with major expansion plans.

And, full speed ahead ... the business sideline that's helping farmers rake in the cash.

He talks full steam ahead for another five minutes.

It's full steam ahead as investors get appetite for perks on a plate.

get/build up a head of steam

head of water/steam

A big crowd started to gather as Greg got on a real head of steam.

And he's just getting a head of steam.

But there is already a head of steam in parliament to make the proposed voluntary takeover code legally binding.

By 1921 indeed frustration with coalition was building up such a head of steam as seriously to threaten its future.

His friends viewed the affair with interest as it gathered a fair head of steam.

Para Handy raises a new head of steam Nan Spowart reports on the re-creation of a West coast legend.

The bull market in bonds finally lost its head of steam.

The Siporax is only half submerged, so that a head of water never covers the biological media.

steaming hot

Later, we carried steaming hot water through the Buffalo snowdrifts to thaw our chickens' wafer bucket.

The memories crowded in around me as I sat with a nice cup of steaming hot water, writing in longhand.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Steam the courgettes for 3-4 minutes.

Do you want me to steam the broccoli?

I could smell the burning oil steaming up from the motor.

The broccoli, peppers and squash should be steamed.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Aunt Margaret carried in an oblong, golden pie from the kitchen, steaming and savoury.

Black pots stood steaming on a pair of hobs.

Captain Morris, the mess officer, scowled at the garbage can of steaming water.

Dammit, these people get me steamed!

I had no time to steam my Christmas pudding, so I poured boiling water over it and ate it like cake.

The 31, 011-mile journey ended on August 17, when the ship steamed back into Norfolk.

The large plate-glass window of the riverside cafe was steamed up and trickles of condensation ran down the yellow-painted walls.

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