Meaning of IRON in English

IRON

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English īsern, īren; akin to Old High German īsarn ~ Date: before 12th century a silver-white malleable ductile magnetic heavy metallic element that readily rusts in moist air, occurs native in meteorites and combined in most igneous rocks, is the most used of metals, and is vital to biological processes, something made of ~: as, shackles for the hands or legs, a heated metal implement used for branding or cauterizing, a household device usually with a flat metal base that is heated to smooth, finish, or press (as cloth), stirrup , any of a series of numbered golf clubs having relatively thin metal heads, great strength, hardness, or determination, II. adjective Date: before 12th century of, relating to, or made of ~, resembling ~, 3. strong and healthy ; robust , inflexible , unrelenting , holding or binding fast , ~ness noun III. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb to furnish or cover with ~, to shackle with ~s, 3. to smooth with or as if with a heated ~ , to remove (as wrinkles) by ~ing, intransitive verb to smooth or press cloth or clothing with a heated ~

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