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Iron (IPA: /ˈaɪɝn/)


Iron (n.)

The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic weight 55.9. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7 .86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances.

Iron (n.)

An instrument or utensil made of iron; -- chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc.

Iron (n.)

Fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles.

Iron (n.)

Strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron.

Iron (n.)

Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust.

Iron (n.)

Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness.

Iron (n.)

Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.;

Iron (n.)

Rude; hard; harsh; severe.

Iron (n.)

Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution.

Iron (n.)

Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will.

Iron (n.)

Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious.

Iron (v. t.)

To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; -- sometimes used with out.

Iron (v. t.)

To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.

Iron (v. t.)

To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.

Iron ()

See under Iron, a.

Iron

Chemical element 26 or simple substance composed thereof

Iron

Tool or appliance for smoothing cloth using heat and pressure

Iron

Type of club used in the sport of golf

Iron

Commune in Aisne, France

Iron

Studio album by Ensiferum

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [inside Gru's Iron maiden] It poked a hole in my juice box." - Despicable Me

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Whilst watching the chaotic goings-on at Arthur Herk's house] There goes the warranty... and there goes the Iron Chef." - Big Trouble

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A breath that fleets beyond this iron world And touches him who made it." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And my raps is unbelievable like aliens and flying saucers, no more iron horses 'cause I'm buying Porsches" - Big L (rapper)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And Thou, vast Ocean! on whose awful face Time's iron feet can print no ruin trace." - Oceans


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