Steel is a hard metal made of iron, carbon and other metals.noun
An example of steel is the material used to make girders to build bridges.
The definition of steel is very strong.adjective
An example of steel used as an adjective is in the phrase "a steel hold," which means an extremely firm hold on something.
Steel is defined as to make with the strong substance made of iron and carbon, or to make something strong or tough or unfeeling.verb
- An example of steel is to sturdy up the foundation of a home.
- An example of steel is to have feelings that focus on being tough or unfeeling.
- a hard, tough metal composed of iron alloyed with various small percentages of carbon and often variously with other metals, as nickel, chromium, manganese, etc., to produce hardness, resistance to rusting, etc.
- something made of steel; specif.,
- Old Poet. a sword or dagger
- a piece of steel used with flint for making sparks
- a steel strip used for stiffening
- a roughened steel rod on which to sharpen knives
- great strength, hardness, or toughness
- shares of stock in steel-making companies
- Informal steel guitar
Origin: ME stel < OE stiele, stæli, akin to Ger stahl < IE *stak-, to stand: see stay
- to cover or edge with steel
- to make hard, tough, unfeeling, etc.
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- A generally hard, strong, durable, malleable alloy of iron and carbon, usually containing between 0.2 and 1.5 percent carbon, often with other constituents such as manganese, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, copper, tungsten, cobalt, or silicon, depending on the desired alloy properties, and widely used as a structural material.
- Something, such as a sword, that is made of steel.
- A quality suggestive of this alloy, especially a hard, unflinching character.
- Steel gray.
- a. Made with, relating to, or consisting of steel: steel beams; the steel industry; a bicycle with a steel frame.b. Very firm or strong: a steel grip.
- Of a steel gray.
- To cover, plate, edge, or point with steel.
- To make hard, strong, or obdurate; strengthen: He steeled himself for disappointment.
Origin: Middle English stel, from Old English stȳle, stēl.
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