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steel

 (stēl)
n.
1. A generally hard, strong, durable, malleable alloy of iron and carbon, usually containing between 0.2 and 1.5 percent carbon, often with other constituents such as manganese, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, copper, tungsten, cobalt, or silicon, depending on the desired alloy properties, and widely used as a structural material.
2. Something, such as a sword, that is made of steel.
3. A quality suggestive of this alloy, especially a hard, unflinching character.
4. Steel gray.
adj.
1.
a. Made with, relating to, or consisting of steel: steel beams; the steel industry; a bicycle with a steel frame.
b. Very firm or strong: a steel grip.
2. Of a steel gray.
tr.v. steeled, steel·ing, steels
1. To cover, plate, edge, or point with steel.
2. To make hard, strong, or obdurate; strengthen: He steeled himself for disappointment.

[Middle English stel, from Old English stȳle, stēl.]

steel

(stiːl)
n
1. (Metallurgy)
a. any of various alloys based on iron containing carbon (usually 0.1–1.7 per cent) and often small quantities of other elements such as phosphorus, sulphur, manganese, chromium, and nickel. Steels exhibit a variety of properties, such as strength, machinability, malleability, etc, depending on their composition and the way they have been treated
b. (as modifier): steel girders. See also stainless steel
2. (Metallurgy) something that is made of steel
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a steel stiffener in a corset, etc
4. (Tools) a ridged steel rod with a handle used for sharpening knives
5. the quality of hardness, esp with regard to a person's character or attitudes
6. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange the quotation for steel shares. See also steels
7. (modifier) resembling steel: steel determination.
vb (tr)
8. (Metallurgy) to fit, plate, edge, or point with steel
9. to make hard and unfeeling: he steeled his heart against her sorrow; he steeled himself for the blow.
[Old English stēli; related to Old High German stehli, Middle Dutch stael]
ˈsteely adj
ˈsteeliness n

Steel

(stiːl)
n
1. (Biography) Danielle, full name Danielle Fernande Schüelein-Steel. born 1950, US writer of romantic fiction
2. (Biography) Baron David (Martin Scott). born 1938, British politician; leader of the Liberal Party (1976–88); Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament (1999–2003)

steel

(stil)

n.
1. any of various forms of refined iron containing less carbon than pig iron and more than wrought iron and possessing varying qualities of hardness, elasticity, and strength.
2. a thing or things made of this metal.
3. a flat strip of this metal used for stiffening, esp. in corsets; stay.
4. a sword.
5. a rounded rod of ridged steel, fitted with a handle and used esp. for sharpening knives.
adj.
6. made of steel.
7. of, pertaining to, or like steel.
v.t.
8. to fit with steel, as by pointing, edging, or overlaying.
9. to cause to resemble steel in some way.
10. to render insensible, inflexible, unyielding, determined, etc.: She steeled herself to open the door.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English stele Old English (Anglian) stēle, c. Old Frisian stēl(en), Old Saxon stehli; akin to Middle Low German stāl, Old High German stahal]

steel

(stēl)
Any of various hard, strong, and flexible alloys of iron and carbon. Often, other metals are added to give the steel a particular property. Chromium and nickel, for example, are added to steel to make it stainless. Steel is widely used in many kinds of tools and as a structural material in building.

steel


Past participle: steeled
Gerund: steeling

Imperative
steel
steel
Present
I steel
you steel
he/she/it steels
we steel
you steel
they steel
Preterite
I steeled
you steeled
he/she/it steeled
we steeled
you steeled
they steeled
Present Continuous
I am steeling
you are steeling
he/she/it is steeling
we are steeling
you are steeling
they are steeling
Present Perfect
I have steeled
you have steeled
he/she/it has steeled
we have steeled
you have steeled
they have steeled
Past Continuous
I was steeling
you were steeling
he/she/it was steeling
we were steeling
you were steeling
they were steeling
Past Perfect
I had steeled
you had steeled
he/she/it had steeled
we had steeled
you had steeled
they had steeled
Future
I will steel
you will steel
he/she/it will steel
we will steel
you will steel
they will steel
Future Perfect
I will have steeled
you will have steeled
he/she/it will have steeled
we will have steeled
you will have steeled
they will have steeled
Future Continuous
I will be steeling
you will be steeling
he/she/it will be steeling
we will be steeling
you will be steeling
they will be steeling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been steeling
you have been steeling
he/she/it has been steeling
we have been steeling
you have been steeling
they have been steeling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been steeling
you will have been steeling
he/she/it will have been steeling
we will have been steeling
you will have been steeling
they will have been steeling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been steeling
you had been steeling
he/she/it had been steeling
we had been steeling
you had been steeling
they had been steeling
Conditional
I would steel
you would steel
he/she/it would steel
we would steel
you would steel
they would steel
Past Conditional
I would have steeled
you would have steeled
he/she/it would have steeled
we would have steeled
you would have steeled
they would have steeled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbonsteel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
alloy steel - steel who characteristics are determined by the addition of other elements in addition to carbon
austenitic steel - steel that has enough nickel and chromium or manganese to retain austenite at atmospheric temperatures
case-hardened steel - steel with a surface that is much harder than the interior metal
carbon steel - steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains
crucible steel - steel made by the mixture of molten wrought iron, charcoal, and other substances in a crucible
Damascus steel, Damask steel - a hard resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades
chisel steel - steel used in making chisels
hard steel - steel with more than 0.3% carbon
medium steel - steel with 0.15-0.3% carbon
low-carbon steel, mild steel, soft-cast steel - steel with less than 0.15% carbon
pearlite - a lamellar mixture of cementite and ferrite formed during the cooling of austenite; a constituent of steel and cast iron
quenched steel - steel that has been hardened by immersing it in water or oil to cool it
structural steel - a strong steel that is rolled into shapes that are used in construction
2.steel - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guardsteel - a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
backsword - a sword with only one cutting edge
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
broadsword - a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab
cavalry sword, saber, sabre - a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
cutlas, cutlass - a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors
falchion - a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
fencing sword - a sword used in the sport of fencing
foible - the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
forte - the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
rapier, tuck - a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
tip, peak, point - a V shape; "the cannibal's teeth were filed to sharp points"
3.steel - knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod
sharpener - any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper; "a knife sharpener"
Verb1.steel - get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
brace, poise - prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
2.steel - cover, plate, or edge with steel
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

steel

verb
To prepare (oneself) for action:
Translations
staal
صُلْبفولاذيَسْتَجْمِعُ قُوَّتَه وشَجاعَتَه
стомана
acer
ocelocílkadodat si odvahy
stålruste sig
ŝtalo
teras
فولاد
teräs
čelik
acéledzmegedz
baja
stálherîa sig upp í aî
鋼鉄
강철
kaip plienasplienasplieno būgnų orkestrasplieno drožlėsplieno liejykla
iedrošināt sevinocietinātiestērauda-tērauds
oţel
oceľ
jeklo
stål
เหล็ก
çelikkendini hazırlamak
اسپاتفولاد
thép

steel

[stiːl]
A. N
1. (= metal) → acero m
nerves of steelnervios mpl de acero
to fight with cold steelluchar con armas blancas
2. (= sharpener) → chaira f, eslabón m; (for striking spark) → eslabón m
B. VT to steel one's heartendurecer el corazón
to steel o.sfortalecerse (against contra) to steel o.s. for sthcobrar ánimo para algo
to steel o.s. to do sthcobrar ánimo para hacer algo
C. CPDde acero
steel band N (Mus) banda de percusión del Caribe
steel guitar Nguitarra f de cordaje metálico
steel helmet Ncasco m (de acero)
steel industry Nindustria f siderúrgica
steel maker, steel manufacturer Nfabricante mf de acero
steel mill Nfundición f, fundidora f (LAm)
steel tape Ncinta f métrica de acero
steel wool Nestropajo m de aluminio

steel

[ˈstiːl]
nacier m
modif [bar, box, cable, cutlery, door, frame, girder, ladder, pan] → en acier; [company, production] → sidérurgique; [producer, imports, exports] → d'acier
a steel door → une porte en acier
steel manufacturer → sidérurgiste msteel band nsteel band msteel guitar nguitare f hawaïennesteel industry nsidérurgie f

steel

nStahl m; (= sharpener)Wetzstahl m; (for striking spark) → Feuerstahl m; he felt cold steel between his ribser spürte den kalten Stahl zwischen den Rippen; a man of steelein stahlharter Mann; as hard as steelstahlhart, so hart wie Stahl ? nerve
adj attrStahl-; steel manufactureStahlproduktion f
vt to steel oneselfsich wappnen (for gegen); (physically) → sich stählen (for für); to steel oneself to do somethingallen Mut zusammennehmen, um etw zu tun; to steel oneself against somethingsich gegen etw hart machen or verhärten; he steeled his troops for the battleer machte seiner Truppe Mut für den Kampf; (physically) → er stählte seine Truppe für den Kampf

steel

in cpdsStahl-, stahl-;
steel band
nSteelband f
steel cable
nStahlseil nt
steel-clad
adjstahlgepanzert
steel girder
n (Tech) → Stahlträger m
steel grey, (US) steel gray
nStahlgrau nt
adjstahlgrau
steel guitar
steel helmet
n (Mil) → Stahlhelm m
steel mill
nStahlwalzwerk nt
steel-plated
adjmit Stahlüberzug; (for protection) → stahlgepanzert
steel wool
nStahlwolle f
steel worker
n(Eisen- und) Stahlarbeiter(in) m(f)
steelworks
n sing or plStahlwerk nt

steel

[stiːl]
1. nacciaio
nerves of steel → nervi mpl di acciaio
2. vt to steel one's heart againstcorazzarsi contro
to steel o.s. for sth/to do sth → armarsi di coraggio per affrontare qc/per fare qc
3. adj (knife, tool) → d'acciaio

steel

(stiːl) noun, adjective
(of) a very hard alloy of iron and carbon, used for making tools etc. tools of the finest steel; steel knives/chisels; He had a grip of steel (= a very strong grip).
verb
to harden and strengthen (oneself, one's nerves etc) in preparation for doing, or resisting, something. He steeled himself to meet the attack / to tell his wife the truth.
ˈsteely adjective
hard, cold, strong or bright like steel.
ˈsteeliness noun
steel wool
a pad, ball etc of steel shavings used for scouring (pans etc) and polishing.
ˈsteelworks noun singular or plural
a factory where steel is made.

steel

صُلْب ocel stål Stahl ατσάλι acero teräs acier čelik acciaio 鋼鉄 강철 staal stål stal aço сталь stål เหล็ก çelik thép

steel

n acero; stainless — acero inoxidable
References in classic literature ?
And, forgive the boast, Sir Knight, thou shalt this day see the naked breast of a Saxon as boldly presented to the battle as ever ye beheld the steel corslet of a Norman.
nevertheless, upon stubb setting the anchor-watch after his supper was concluded; and when, accordingly, Queequeg and a forecastle seaman came on deck, no small excitement was created among the sharks; for immediately suspending the cutting stages over the side, and lowering three lanterns, so that they cast long gleams of light over the turbid sea, these two mariners, darting their long whaling-spades, kept up an incessant murdering of the sharks, by striking the keen steel deep into their skulls, seemingly their only vital part.
First you wrap a layer or two of blanket around your body, for a sort of cushion and to keep off the cold iron; then you put on your sleeves and shirt of chain mail -- these are made of small steel links woven together, and they form a fabric so flexible that if you toss your shirt onto the floor, it slumps into a pile like a peck of wet fish-net; it is very heavy and is nearly the uncomfortablest material in the world for a night shirt, yet plenty used it for that -- tax collectors, and reformers, and one-horse kings with a defective title, and those sorts of people; then you put on your shoes -- flat-boats roofed over with interleaving bands of steel -- and screw your clumsy spurs into the heels.
Then straightway Robin Hood donned a fine steel coat of chain mail, over which he put on a light jacket of Lincoln green.
It was a man's face she saw, a face of steel, tense and immobile; a mouth of steel, the lips like the jaws of a trap; eyes of steel, dilated, intent, and the light in them and the glitter were the light and glitter of steel.
A spear's length in front of them sat the spare and long-limbed figure of Black Simon, the Norwich fighting man, his fierce, deep-lined face framed in steel, and the silk guidon marked with the five scarlet roses slanting over his right shoulder.
Girt to his side was the steel hilt of an old sword without blade or scabbard; and some particoloured ends of ribands and poor glass toys completed the ornamental portion of his attire.
Steel and wood included, the entire spear is some ten or twelve feet in length; the staff is much slighter than that of the harpoon, and also of a lighter material--pine.
He found it intact: the steel bands were flawless; the whole trunk was compact.
Afterward he removed the cover of this dial also, and with keen tool cut the steel finger from the under side of the pointer.
Where Jurgis worked there was a machine which cut and stamped a certain piece of steel about two square inches in size; the pieces came tumbling out upon a tray, and all that human hands had to do was to pile them in regular rows, and change the trays at intervals.
For a house Lacking a host is but an empty thing And void of honour; a cup without its wine, A scabbard without steel to keep it straight, A flowerless garden widowed of the sun.