verb (used with object)
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Origin of steel
OTHER WORDS FROM steelsteellike, adjectivepre·steel, noun, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for steel
If you’re getting a metal bottle, make sure to get one lined with food-grade stainless steel.
For instance, New York City subways are still, as far as I know, steel-wheeled, which are noisier than rubber.
It has a steel core running through the beechwood handle, topped with a carbon-steel head.
Aarke has designed a more sophisticated approach to the countertop sparkling-water maker with a complete stainless steel enclosure.
Homall offers this chair in 6 different faux leather options, and it is designed with a sturdy steel frame.
I steeled myself, expecting that she would need comfort and reassurance.The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’|Henry A. Crumpton|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The operation was apparently intended to terrify the residents into leaving voluntarily, but instead it steeled their resolve.
Huntsman is a long shot, and his daughters are steeled for whatever the outcome.
He steeled himself, for he had had his experience of woman's wiles; and his faith in masculine supremacy as a habit did not waver.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Before Margaret had steeled herself, Ethel was talking of a story she had read, of a place something like Cocksmoor.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
The Norman steeled his muscles, made one effort as never before to snap the bands.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
But that seemed to make her know that she must; she straightened, steeled herself, and moved toward the train.Fidelity|Susan Glaspell
He had steeled himself to do great battle with the Gods—and, instead, he was where he had wanted to be, in Diana's apartment.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for steel (1 of 2)
- 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
- (as modifier)steel girders See also stainless steel
Derived forms of steelsteely, adjectivesteeliness, noun
Word Origin for steel
British Dictionary definitions for steel (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for steel
Idioms and Phrases with steel
In addition to the idiom beginning with steel
- steel one's heart against
- mind like a steel trap