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i·ron

 (ī′ərn)
n.
1. Symbol Fe A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,538°C; boiling point 2,861°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
2. An implement made of iron alloy or similar metal, especially a bar heated for use in branding, curling hair, or cauterizing.
3. Great hardness or strength; firmness: a will of iron.
4. Sports Any of a series of golf clubs having a bladelike metal head and numbered from one to nine in order of increasing loft.
5. A metal appliance with a handle and a weighted flat bottom, used when heated to press wrinkles from fabric.
6. A harpoon.
7. irons Fetters; shackles.
8. A tonic, pill, or other medication containing iron and taken as a dietary supplement.
adj.
1. Made of or containing iron: iron bars; an iron alloy.
2. Strong, healthy, and capable of great endurance: an iron constitution.
3. Inflexible; unyielding: iron resolve.
4. Holding tightly; very firm: has an iron grip.
v. i·roned, i·ron·ing, i·rons
v.tr.
1.
a. To press and smooth with a heated iron: iron clothes.
b. To remove (creases) by pressing.
2. To put into irons; fetter.
3. To fit or clad with iron.
v.intr.
To iron clothes.
Phrasal Verb:
iron out
To settle through discussion or compromise; work out.
Idioms:
in irons Nautical
Lying head to the wind without steerageway and thus unable to turn either way.
iron in the fire
An undertaking or project in progress: has many irons in the fire this year.

[Middle English iren, from Old English īren; see eis- in Indo-European roots.]

iron out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to smooth, using a heated iron
2. to put right or settle (a problem or difficulty) as a result of negotiations or discussions
3. informal Austral to knock unconscious
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.iron out - settle or put right; "we need to iron out our disagreements"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
2.iron out - press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
mangle - press with a mangle; "mangle the sheets"
press - place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
Translations
يَتَخَلَّص من بواسِطَة الكَي
odstraniturovnatvyžehlit
bringe ud af verdenglatte ud
jafna deilur/ósamræmistrauja
vyžehliť
kırışıkları gidermekortadan kaldırmak

w>iron out

vt sep (lit, fig)ausbügeln; differences alsoausgleichen; problems, difficulties alsoaus dem Weg räumen

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.
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