ironing

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i·ron·ing

 (ī′ər-nĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of pressing clothes with a heated iron.
2. The clothing pressed or to be pressed with a heated iron.

ironing

(ˈaɪənɪŋ)
n
1. the act of ironing washed clothes
2. clothes that are to be or that have been ironed

i•ron•ing

(ˈaɪ ər nɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or process of smoothing or pressing clothes, linens, etc., with a heated iron.
2. articles of clothing or the like that have been or are to be ironed.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ironing - garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironedironing - garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed; "there was a basketful of ironing to do"
flat wash, flatwork - ironing that can be done mechanically
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
household linen, white goods - drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
2.ironing - the work of using heat to smooth washed clothes in order to remove any wrinkles
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
Translations
كَي الملابِسكَيٌّ
žehlení
strygetøjstrygning
silitettävät vaatteet
glačanje
strauòvottur
アイロンをかけるべきもの
다림질
žehlenie
likanjeperilo za likanje
strykning
การรีดผ้า
ütüütülenecek/ütülenmiş şeyler
sự là ủi

ironing

[ˈaɪənɪŋ]
A. N (= act) → planchado m; (= clothes) (awaiting ironing) → ropa f por planchar; (ironed) → ropa f planchada
to do the ironingplanchar
to give a dress an ironingplanchar un vestido
B. CPD ironing board Ntabla f de planchar

ironing

[ˈaɪərnɪŋ] n
(= work) → repassage m
to do the ironing → faire le repassage
I've got my ironing to do → J'ai mon repassage à faire
(= clothes to be ironed) → linge m à repasser
She took up the pile of ironing and set it on the bed → Elle prit la pile de linge à repasser et la posa sur le lit.ironing board nplanche f à repasser

ironing

n (= process)Bügeln nt; (= clothes)Bügelwäsche f; to do the ironing(die Wäsche) bügeln

ironing

[ˈaɪənɪŋ] n (act) → stirare m; (clothes) → roba da stirare
mother is doing the ironing → la mamma sta stirando

iron

(ˈaiən) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) an element that is the most common metal, is very hard, and is widely used for making tools etc. Steel is made from iron; The ground is as hard as iron; iron railings; iron determination (= very strong determination).
2. a flat-bottomed instrument that is heated up and used for smoothing clothes etc. I've burnt a hole in my dress with the iron.
3. a type of golf-club.
verb
to smooth (clothes etc) with an iron. This dress needs to be ironed; I've been ironing all afternoon.
ˈironing noun
clothes etc waiting to be ironed, or just ironed. What a huge pile of ironing!
ˈirons noun plural
formerly, a prisoner's chains. They put him in irons.
ˈironing-board noun
a padded board on which to iron clothes.
ˈironmonger noun
a dealer in articles of metal eg tools, locks etc and other goods.
ˈironmongery noun
the business or goods of an ironmonger.
have several irons in the fire, have too many etc irons in the fire
to be involved in, or doing, several etc things at the same time.
iron out
1. to get rid of (creases etc) by ironing.
2. to get rid of (difficulties etc) so that progress becomes easier.
strike while the iron is hot
to act etc while the situation is favourable.

ironing

كَيٌّ žehlení strygning Bügelwäsche σιδέρωμα planchado, planchar silitettävät vaatteet repassage glačanje stiratura アイロンをかけるべきもの 다림질 strijkgoed stryking prasowanie ato de passar a ferro, passar a roupa глажка strykning การรีดผ้า ütü sự là ủi 熨衣服
References in periodicals archive ?
Two main types of iron evolved: the box iron and the sad iron, 'sad' here not referring to the way you might feel about ironing, but deriving from a word meaning solid.
The most popular iron of the 19th century, however, was the sad iron, made of solid cast iron faced with tempered steel.
I also have received as a gift an antique sad iron that I keep on the stove at all times.