- 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.
Idioms about iron
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM ironi·ron·less, adjectivei·ron·like, adjectiveun·i·roned, adjectivewell-ironed, adjective
Words nearby iron
How to use iron in a sentence
Without ironing out these issues, which could take years, scientists should not proceed with any clinical applications, the report said.A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editing|Shelly Fan|September 15, 2020|Singularity Hub
The meeting with the king and the crown prince in Manama created momentum and Kushner felt he might be able to get an agreement then, but decided to give more time to iron out details, sources familiar with the issue told me.Behind the scenes of the U.S.-brokered Israel-Bahrain agreement|Barak Ravid|September 11, 2020|Axios
These rules, too, were not enforced, so the researchers checked whether those with low iron or high inflammation were less likely to respond.Why Altitude Training Helps Some but Not Others|Alex Hutchinson|September 11, 2020|Outside Online
There appear to be two main reasons why WarnerMedia would still be ironing out HBO Max’s advertising pitch.WarnerMedia eyes spring debut for HBO Max’s ad-supported tier|Tim Peterson|September 10, 2020|Digiday
Amazon is striking while the iron is hot with the Halo band, and a number of companies that have had continued success in Asia could potentially find an opening in the market.Low-cost fitness bands see a resurgence in interest amid the pandemic|Brian Heater|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
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
Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, high-sided cast iron skillet.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|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.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Now, the whole Northwest groaned beneath a cast-iron prohibition law at that time, and for some years thereafter.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
She was in a dream of oily odours and monstrous iron constructions, dominated by the grand foreman: and Edwin was in the dream.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The baron turned full upon him, and leaned his shoulders against the iron door of the recess.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The churchyard was partly surrounded by houses, and in 1781 "iron pallisadoes" were affixed to the wall.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
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 forms of ironironer, nounironless, adjectiveironlike, adjective
Word Origin for iron
Scientific definitions for iron
Other 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