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steam

 (stēm)
n.
1.
a. The vapor phase of water.
b. A mist of cooling water vapor.
2.
a. Pressurized water vapor used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical power.
b. The power produced by a machine using pressurized water vapor: an engine at full steam.
c. Steam heating.
3. Power; energy: The fundraising effort ran out of steam.
v. steamed, steam·ing, steams
v.intr.
1. To produce or emit steam: The kettle is steaming. Let's make tea.
2. To become or rise up as steam: The rain steamed off the hot pavement.
3. To become misted or covered with steam: The bathroom mirror steamed over.
4. To move by means of steam power.
5. Informal To become very angry; fume.
v.tr.
1. To expose to steam, as in cooking.
2. To cover or mist with steam: The windows are steamed up.
3. Informal To make angry: His laziness really steams me.

[Middle English steme, from Old English stēam.]

steam

(stiːm)
n
1. (General Physics) the gas or vapour into which water is changed when boiled
2. (General Physics) the mist formed when such gas or vapour condenses in the atmosphere
3. any vaporous exhalation
4. informal power, energy, or speed
5. (Nautical Terms) (of a ship, etc) to work up a sufficient head of steam in a boiler to drive an engine
6. (Railways) (of a ship, etc) to work up a sufficient head of steam in a boiler to drive an engine
7. informal to go quickly
8. let off steam informal to release pent-up energy or emotions
9. under one's own steam without the assistance of others
10. (Brewing) slang Austral cheap wine
11. (Mechanical Engineering) (modifier) driven, operated, heated, powered, etc, by steam: a steam radiator.
12. (modifier) treated by steam: steam ironed; steam cleaning.
13. (modifier) jocular old-fashioned; outmoded: steam radio.
vb
14. to emit or be emitted as steam
15. (intr) to generate steam, as a boiler, etc
16. (Mechanical Engineering) (intr) to move or travel by steam power, as a ship, etc
17. (intr) informal to proceed quickly and sometimes forcefully
18. (Cookery) to cook or be cooked in steam
19. (tr) to treat with steam or apply steam to, as in cleaning, pressing clothes, etc
[Old English; related to Dutch stoom steam, perhaps to Old High German stioban to raise dust, Gothic stubjus dust]

steam

(stim)

n.
1. water in the form of an invisible gas or vapor.
2. water changed to this form by boiling, extensively used for the generation of mechanical power, for heating purposes, etc.
3. the mist formed when the gas or vapor from boiling water condenses in the air.
4. an exhalation of a vapor or mist.
5. power or energy.
v.i.
6. to emit or give off steam or vapor.
7. to rise or pass off in the form of steam or vapor.
8. to become covered with condensed steam, as a window or other surface (often fol. by up).
9. to generate or produce steam, as in a boiler.
10. to move or travel by the agency of steam.
11. to move rapidly or evenly: He steamed out of the room.
12. to be angry or show anger.
v.t.
13. to expose to or treat with steam, as in order to heat, cook, soften, or renovate.
14. to emit or exhale (vapor, mist, etc.).
15. to cause to become irked or angry (often fol. by up).
16. to convey by the agency of steam: to steam the ship safely into port.
adj.
17. employing or operated by steam: a steam radiator.
18. conducting steam: a steam line.
19. of or pertaining to steam.
20. propelled by or propelling with a steam engine.
Idioms:
blow or let off steam, to give vent to emotion or energy previously suppressed or contained, esp. by talking or acting unrestrainedly.
[before 1000; Old English stēam, c. Frisian steam, Dutch stoom]

steam

(stēm)
Water in its gaseous state, especially at a temperature above the boiling point of water (above 100°C, or 212°F, at sea level). See Note at vapor.

steam


Past participle: steamed
Gerund: steaming

Imperative
steam
steam
Present
I steam
you steam
he/she/it steams
we steam
you steam
they steam
Preterite
I steamed
you steamed
he/she/it steamed
we steamed
you steamed
they steamed
Present Continuous
I am steaming
you are steaming
he/she/it is steaming
we are steaming
you are steaming
they are steaming
Present Perfect
I have steamed
you have steamed
he/she/it has steamed
we have steamed
you have steamed
they have steamed
Past Continuous
I was steaming
you were steaming
he/she/it was steaming
we were steaming
you were steaming
they were steaming
Past Perfect
I had steamed
you had steamed
he/she/it had steamed
we had steamed
you had steamed
they had steamed
Future
I will steam
you will steam
he/she/it will steam
we will steam
you will steam
they will steam
Future Perfect
I will have steamed
you will have steamed
he/she/it will have steamed
we will have steamed
you will have steamed
they will have steamed
Future Continuous
I will be steaming
you will be steaming
he/she/it will be steaming
we will be steaming
you will be steaming
they will be steaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been steaming
you have been steaming
he/she/it has been steaming
we have been steaming
you have been steaming
they have been steaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been steaming
you will have been steaming
he/she/it will have been steaming
we will have been steaming
you will have been steaming
they will have been steaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been steaming
you had been steaming
he/she/it had been steaming
we had been steaming
you had been steaming
they had been steaming
Conditional
I would steam
you would steam
he/she/it would steam
we would steam
you would steam
they would steam
Past Conditional
I would have steamed
you would have steamed
he/she/it would have steamed
we would have steamed
you would have steamed
they would have steamed

steam

To cook food in steam (moist heat).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steam - water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmospheresteam - water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
live steam - steam coming from a boiler at full pressure
vapor, vapour - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
Verb1.steam - travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2.steam - emit steam; "The rain forest was literally steaming"
give out, emit, give off - give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
3.steam - rise as vapor
go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
4.steam - get very angry; "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
see red, anger - become angry; "He angers easily"
5.steam - clean by means of steaming; "steam-clean the upholstered sofa"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
6.steam - cook something by letting steam pass over it; "just steam the vegetables"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

steam

noun
1. vapour, mist, condensation, moisture The heat converts water into high-pressure steam.
2. energy, drive, stamina, go (informal), power, strength, pep, zip (informal), vitality, vigour, zeal, verve, zest, welly (slang), get-up-and-go (informal), élan, vivacity, liveliness, vim (slang), forcefulness Socialists everywhere had run out of steam and ideas.
get steamed up get worked up, get angry, go mad, go crazy, see red, go ballistic, blow a fuse, get uptight, go off the deep end, get flustered, go up the wall, blow your top, lose your rag, go crook (Austral. & N.Z. slang), get in a stew, get overwrought, flip your lid, hit or go through the roof I think you're getting steamed up over nothing.
let off steam
1. use up energy, let yourself go, release surplus energy a place where children can rush around to let off steam
2. speak your mind, sound off, give vent to your feelings I just phoned to let off steam.
under your own steam without help, independently, on your own, by yourself, unaided, by your own efforts The most reliable form of transport is provided by moving under your own steam.

steam

noun
Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity:
verb
Informal. To be or become angry:
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
Translations
بُخَاربُخار الماءطاقَه بُخارِيَّهيَتَحَرَّك بالطاقَةِ البُخارِيَّهيَطْبُخُ بواسِطَة البُخار
páraparníploutvařit v pářevypouštět páru
dampdamp-dampeemem-
höyryhöyrytähöyryttäähöyryttyähuurtua
sc=Deva
para
energiaerőgőzgõzölöghalad
uap
gefa frá sér gufugufagufuaflgufusjóîasigla/keyra fyrir gufuafli
蒸気頭に血が上る曇らせる水蒸気湯気
수증기
be niekieno pagalbosbūti varomam garogaminti ant garųgarasgarinis volas
tvaiksdarboties ar tvaika enerģijugaraiņikūpēttvaicēt
variť nad parouvypúšťať paru
kuhati na paripara
ånga
ไอน้ำ
buharbuhar çıkarmakbuhar enerjisibuhar enerjisiyke hareket etmekbuharla pişirmek
hơi nước

steam

[stiːm]
A. Nvapor m
to get up or pick up steamdar presión
full steam ahead! (Naut) → ¡a todo vapor!
the ship went on under its own steamel buque siguió adelante con sus propios motores
to go full steam ahead with sthavanzar a toda marcha con algo
to let off steamdesahogarse
under one's own steampor sus propios medios or propias fuerzas
to run out of steamquedar sin fuerza
B. VT
1. (Culin) → cocer al vapor
2. to steam open an envelopeabrir un sobre con vapor
to steam a stamp offdespegar un sello con vapor
C. VI
1. (= give off steam) → echar vapor
the bowl was steaming on the tablela cacerola humeaba encima de la mesa
2. (= move) we were steaming at 12 knotsíbamos a 12 nudos, navegábamos a 12 nudos
to steam ahead (lit) → avanzar (fig) → adelantarse mucho
to steam alongavanzar (echando vapor)
the ship steamed into harbourel buque entró al puerto echando vapor
the train steamed outsalió el tren
D. CPD steam bath Nbaño m de vapor
steam engine Nmáquina f de vapor
steam hammer Nmartillo m pilón
steam heat Ncalor m por vapor
steam iron Nplancha f de vapor
steam organ Nórgano m de vapor
steam shovel N (US) → pala f mecánica de vapor, excavadora f
steam turbine Nturbina f de vapor
steam up
A. VI + ADV [window] → empañarse
B. VT + ADV [+ window] → empañar
the windows quickly get steamed uplas ventanas se empañan enseguida
to get steamed up about sth (= angry) → ponerse negro por algo; (= worried) → preocuparse por algo
don't get steamed up!¡no te exaltes!, ¡cálmate!

steam

[ˈstiːm]
nvapeur f
full steam ahead! → en avant, toute!
to go full steam ahead [plan, project] → fonctionner à plein régime, tourner à plein régime
to run out of steam [person] → caler
under one's own steam → par ses propres moyens
vt (COOKERY)cuire à la vapeur
vi
[liquid, wet clothes, horse] → fumer
[ship] to steam along → filer
steam up
vi [window] → se couvrir de buée

steam

nDampf m; (from swamp also) → Dunst m; driven by steamdampfgetrieben; full steam ahead (Naut) → volle Kraft voraus; (fig)mit Volldampf voraus; to get or pick up steam (lit)feuern, Dampf aufmachen (dated); (fig)in Schwung kommen; to let off steam (lit, fig)Dampf ablassen; to run out of steam (lit)Dampf verlieren; (fig)Schwung verlieren; he ran out of steamihm ist die Puste ausgegangen (inf); the ship went on under its own steamdas Schiff fuhr mit eigener Kraft weiter; under one’s own steam (fig)allein, ohne Hilfe
vtdämpfen; food alsodünsten; to steam open an envelopeeinen Briefumschlag über Dampf öffnen; steamed puddingKochpudding m
vi
(= give off steam)dampfen
(= move)dampfen; we were steaming along at 12 knotswir fuhren mit 12 Knoten; the ship steamed into the harbourdas Schiff kam in den Hafen gefahren; the ship steamed outdas Schiff dampfte ab; the runner came steaming round the last bend (inf)der Läufer kam mit Volldampf um die letzte Kurve (inf)

steam

:
steam blower
n (Tech) → Dampf(strahl)gebläse nt, → Dampfstrahler m
steamboat
nDampfschiff nt, → Dampfer m
steam-driven
adjmit Dampfantrieb, dampfgetrieben
steam engine
nDampflok f; (stationary) → Dampfmaschine f

steam

:
steam fitter
nHeizungsinstallateur(in) m(f)
steam gauge, (US) steam gage
n (Tech) → Dampfdruckmesser m
steam hammer
nDampfhammer m
steam heating
nDampfheizung f

steam

:
steam iron
steam radio
n (hum)Dampfradio nt (hum)
steamroller
nDampfwalze f
vt roadglatt walzen; (fig) personüberfahren; they steamed their way into the next roundsie bahnten sich unaufhaltsam den Weg in die nächste Runde; to steam a bill through parliament (fig)ein Gesetz im Parlament durchpeitschen
adj steam tacticsHolzhammermethode f (inf)
steam room
nSaunaraum m; (in Turkish bath) → Dampfraum m
steamship
nDampfschiff nt, → Dampfer m
steamship company
nDampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft f
steamship line
nSchifffahrtslinie f, → Dampferlinie f
steam-shovel
steam turbine
nDampfturbine f

steam

[stiːm]
1. nvapore m
to get up steam (train, ship) → aumentare la pressione (worker, project) → mettersi in moto
to let off steam (fig) → sfogarsi
under one's own steam (fig) → da solo, con i propri mezzi
to run out of steam (fig) (person) → non farcela più (project, movement) → perdere vigore
full steam ahead! (Naut) → avanti tutta!
to go full steam ahead (fig) → andare a tutto vapore
2. vt (Culin) → cuocere a vapore
to steam open an envelope → aprire una busta con il vapore
3. vi
a. (give off steam, liquid, food) → fumare
b. the ship steamed into harbourla nave entrò nel porto
to steam along → filare
to steam away (ship) → partire (fig) (person, car) → partire a tutto gas
steam up vi + adv (window) → appannarsi
to get steamed up about sth (fig) → andare in bestia per qc

steam

(stiːm) noun
1. a gas or vapour that rises from hot or boiling water or other liquid. Steam rose from the plate of soup / the wet earth in the hot sun; a cloud of steam; (also adjective) A sauna is a type of steam bath.
2. power or energy obtained from this. The machinery is driven by steam; Diesel fuel has replaced steam on the railways; (also adjective) steam power, steam engines.
verb
1. to give out steam. A kettle was steaming on the stove.
2. (of a ship, train etc) to move by means of steam. The ship steamed across the bay.
3. to cook by steam. The pudding should be steamed for four hours.
steam-
steam-driven / steam-powered machinery.
ˈsteamer noun
a steamboat or steamship.
ˈsteamy adjective
of, or full of, steam. the steamy atmosphere of the laundry.
ˈsteamboat, ˈsteamship nouns
a ship driven by steam.
steam engine
a moving engine for pulling a train, or a fixed engine, driven by steam.
steam roller
a type of vehicle driven by steam, with wide and heavy wheels for flattening the surface of newly-made roads etc.
full steam ahead
at the greatest speed possible.
get steamed up
to get very upset or angry.
get up steam
to build up energy ready for effort.
let off steam
1. to release steam into the air.
2. to release or get rid of excess energy, emotion etc. The children were letting off steam by running about in the playground.
run out of steam
to lose energy, or become exhausted.
steam up
to (cause to) become covered with steam. The windows steamed up / became steamed up.
under one's own steam
by one's own efforts, without help from others. John gave me a lift in his car, but Mary arrived under her own steam.

steam

بُخَار pára damp Dampf ατμός vapor höyry vapeur para vapore 蒸気 수증기 stoom damp para vapor пар ånga ไอน้ำ buhar hơi nước 蒸汽

steam

n. vapor.

steam

n vapor m; vt (to cook by steaming) cocer al vapor
References in classic literature ?
The stage was dark and the glow of the furnace had a fine effect, especially as real steam issued from the kettle when the witch took off the cover.
My horse's breath rose like steam, and whenever we stopped he smoked all over.
However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us.
Since then I have seen many horses much alarmed and restive at the sight or sound of a steam engine; but thanks to my good master's care, I am as fearless at railway stations as in my own stable.
Beyond opens a door into the kitchen, where there is a glimpse to be had of a range with much steam ascending from it, and many women, old and young, rushing hither and thither.
The evening meal at the house is over, and Aunt Chloe, who presided over its preparation as head cook, has left to inferior officers in the kitchen the business of clearing away and washing dishes, and come out into her own snug territories, to "get her ole man's supper"; therefore, doubt not that it is her you see by the fire, presiding with anxious interest over certain frizzling items in a stew-pan, and anon with grave consideration lifting the cover of a bake-kettle, from whence steam forth indubitable intimations of "something good.
I lit up at once, and by the time I had got a good head of reserved steam on, here they came.
Thus he had found out that fire was the life principle of a dragon; put out the dragon's fires and it could make steam no longer, and must die.
They turned around the foot of the island and started up the channel on the Mis- souri side, under steam, and booming once in a while as they went.
Wilson put on enough clothes for business purposes and went to work under a high pressure of steam.
The little steam ferry- boat was about a mile below the village, drifting with the current.
It was leaving the farm, and putting up lunch in a basket, and a little riding and a little steam cars, and we carried our nightgowns.