Definition for irons (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of iron
Related formsi·ron·less, adjectivei·ron·like, adjectiveun·i·roned, adjectivewell-i·roned, adjective
Examples from the Web for irons
But Irons actually faced competition from Tim Curry and Malcolm McDowell, who were both considered for the part.‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic|Kevin Fallon|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What was important, Jordan told Irons, was to convey the man's cunning intelligence and steely resolve.
With Lasseter putting some irons in the Marvel fire, Iger expressed the hope that “sparks will fly.”
They were clapped into irons, and driven off to the prison together.
They might even have him put in irons before the ship landed.Bunker Bean|Harry Leon Wilson
As an ink-slinger, Huggins wasn't a patch on my husband; but Huggins was a trifle handier with his irons.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
But lest this conduct should appear too irresolute, he added the punishment of twenty-four hours in irons.The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck
There they were kept in irons for five weeks, and then set to work as slaves on the fortifications.The West Indies and the Spanish Main |James Rodway
British Dictionary definitions for irons (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for irons (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for irons (3 of 3)
- 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 irons
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