verb (used with object)
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Origin of steel
OTHER WORDS FROM steelsteel·like, adjectivepre·steel, noun, adjective
Words nearby steel
Example sentences from the Web for steeling
“The Muslim Brotherhood is steeling for a fight,” says Trager, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
I moved back to the city and my two on-again off-again guys, steeling myself for hopeless fix-ups, just in case love might strike.
He was sick of the bareness and privation of all things connected with his venture, but was steeling himself to hold out.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
But, steeling his heart, and uttering a short prayer, he leaped into the saddle.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
Steeling himself anew he pushed stubbornly on to the next flight.The Boy Scouts at the Panama Canal|John Henry Goldfrap
And this gave Jerome another opportunity of steeling Clement.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
Steeling himself, he replied, "Their terms are the freedom of the people."The Fantasy Fan December 1933|Charles D. Hornig
British Dictionary definitions for steeling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for steeling (2 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
Scientific definitions for steeling
Idioms and Phrases with steeling
In addition to the idiom beginning with steel
- steel one's heart against
- mind like a steel trap