Iron is defined as an element used to create a strong metal, that can be magnetized, that rusts in moist air and that naturally occurs in the blood.
The definition of an iron is a heated tool used to press flat or brand animals.(noun)
The definition of iron is something that is strong and enduring.(adjective)
An example of iron used as an adjective is an iron will, a strong will.
To iron is defined as to press something flat using a heated, heavy tool.(verb)
An example of iron is to get the wrinkles out a shirt.
See iron in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME iren < OE (chiefly poetic & prob. dissimilated), var. of isern, isen akin to Goth eisarn) < Gmc *īsarna, akin to early Celt *isarno, prob. via Illyrian *eisarno- < IE base *eis-, to move vigorously; strong, holy (> ire): orig. sense prob. “the strong metal,” in contrast to the softer bronze
See iron in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English iren
Origin: , from Old English īren; see eis- in Indo-European roots.
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