(business) Of or belonging to the manufacture or trade in steel.
(dialectical) To press with a flat iron.
Other Word Forms of Steel
Origin of Steel
From Middle English stele and stel, from Old English (North) stÄ“le, (South) stȳle (“the metal steel"), from Proto-Germanic *stahlijÄ… (“something made of steel") (compare West Frisian stiel), enlargement of *stahlÄ… (“the metal steel") (compare Dutch staal, German Stahl, Danish stÃ¥l, Icelandic stál), from Proto-Germanic *stah- or *stag- (“to be firm, rigid"), from Proto-Indo-European *stak- (“to stay, to be firm") (compare Umbrian stakaz "˜upright, erected', Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬑𐬀𐬙𐬯 (staxra) "˜strong', Sanskrit [script?] (stákati) "˜resist, strike against'), related to Proto-Indo-European *sta- (“to stand").
From French Bastille (“a French prison") via Cockney rhyming slang
Middle English stel from Old English stȳle, stēl
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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