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
It requires 32,000 gallons of water to produce the steel for an average passenger car.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
If your sword hits a wooden shield, your controller will vibrate softer than against brassy, grinding steel shields and walls.‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game|Gene Park|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The chairs, which also come in light green or gray, are made of powder-coated steel and can be paired with a cushion for added comfort.Shopping with the pros: The Madcap Cottage team chooses favorites from Terrain|Mari-Jane Williams|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Even after dozens of hours testing the durability of water bottles over the years, I am still amazed at the strength of stainless-steel containers.
Spear shafts are generally made of spring steel to help prevent bending, and they come in a variety of thicknesses.
“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.
So perhaps the population was silently steeling itself for another Great Disappointment.
Steeling his nerves, which quivered a moment in spite of his will, he opened the window and stepped out on to the balcony.The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories|Algernon Blackwood
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
I turned to her, steeling myself to look into her appealing eyes.Gordon Craig|Randall Parrish
He followed behind, steeling his soul to meet those victims of the complicated plot.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
Fortunately for them it is impossible to develop the body without at the same time steeling the will.Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)|Frank Harris
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