verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to iron or press (an item of clothing or the like).
- to remove (wrinkles) from by ironing.
- to resolve or clear up (difficulties, disagreements, etc.): The problem was ironed out months ago.
- Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) unable to maneuver because of the position of the sails with relation to the direction of the wind.
- Nautical. (of a towing vessel) unable to maneuver because of tension on the towing line.
- Also into irons. in shackles or fetters.
Origin of iron
Related formsi·ron·less, adjectivei·ron·like, adjectiveun·i·roned, adjectivewell-i·roned, adjective
Examples from the Web for iron
Cruce operates the Iron Hill Campground on the other side of the highway.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A whole population of 11 million with every iron in the fire doubling as a finger in a dike.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Choosing to strike while the iron was hot, Future announced his followup to Pluto, Future Hendrix, right away.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But these choices are where Iron from Ice (and other Telltale properties) sets itself apart.
As its name suggest, Game of Thrones—Episode 1—Iron from Ice is the first of six parts that will release over the coming months.
The advantages conferred upon us by abundant supplies of iron and by cheap labour will not last for ever.Ancient and Modern Ships.|George C. V. Holmes
Wood and iron both have their peculiar advantages and disadvantages.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
Cestus, ses′tus, n. the girdle of Venus, which had power to awaken love: an ancient boxing-glove loaded with lead or iron.
His head was covered with an iron cap; but as he looked he laid bare a thin strip of his neck.Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland|Jeremiah Curtin
One of these coils is of fine wire, which is wound a great many times around the iron.The Story of Great Inventions|Elmer Ellsworth Burns
British Dictionary definitions for iron
- a malleable ductile silvery-white ferromagnetic metallic element occurring principally in haematite and magnetite. It is widely used for structural and engineering purposes. Symbol: Fe; atomic no: 26; atomic wt: 55.847; valency: 2,3,4, or 6; relative density: 7.874; melting pt: 1538°C; boiling pt: 2862°CSee also steel, cast iron, wrought iron, pig iron Related adjectives: ferric, ferrous Related prefix: ferro-
- (as modifier)iron railings
Derived Formsironer, nounironless, adjectiveironlike, adjective
Word Origin for iron
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Idioms and Phrases with iron
In addition to the idioms beginning with iron
- iron hand
- iron out
- irons in the fire, too many
- pump iron
- strike while the iron's hot