Meaning of STEAM in English



Function: transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1 : to give out as fumes : EXHALE

2 : to apply steam to especially : to expose to the action of steam (as for softening or cooking)

intransitive verb

1 : to rise or pass off as vapor

2 : to give off steam or vapor

3 a : to move or travel by the agency of steam b : to move or proceed with energy or force

4 : to be angry : BOIL < steam ing over the insult>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.