steel

[ steel ]
/ stil /

noun

adjective

pertaining to or made of steel.
like steel in color, hardness, or strength.

verb (used with object)

Origin of steel

before 900; (noun) Middle English stele, Old English (north) stēle; cognate with Dutch staal, German Stahl, Old Norse stāl; (v.) Middle English stelen, Old English styled edged with steel, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM steel

steel·like, adjectivepre·steel, noun, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH steel

steal steel stele
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Examples from the Web for steeler

British Dictionary definitions for steeler (1 of 2)

Steel
/ (stiːl) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for steeler (2 of 2)

steel
/ (stiːl) /

noun

verb (tr)

to fit, plate, edge, or point with steel
to make hard and unfeelinghe steeled his heart against her sorrow; he steeled himself for the blow

Derived forms of steel

steely, adjectivesteeliness, noun

Word Origin for steel

Old English stēli; related to Old High German stehli, Middle Dutch stael
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Scientific definitions for steeler

steel
[ stēl ]

Any of various hard, strong, flexible alloys of iron and carbon. Often, other metals are added to give steel a particular property, such as chromium and nickel to make it stainless. Steel is widely used in many kinds of tools and as a structural material in building.
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Idioms and Phrases with steeler

steel

In addition to the idiom beginning with steel

  • steel one's heart against

also see:

  • mind like a steel trap
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