Definition of Steel

1. Noun. An alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range.




2. Verb. Get ready for something difficult or unpleasant.
Exact synonyms: Nerve
Generic synonyms: Brace, Poise
Derivative terms: Nerve

3. Noun. A cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard.
Exact synonyms: Blade, Brand, Sword
Specialized synonyms: Backsword, Broadsword, Cavalry Sword, Saber, Sabre, Cutlas, Cutlass, Falchion, Fencing Sword, Rapier, Tuck
Terms within: Blade, Foible, Forte, Haft, Helve, Hilt, Peak, Point, Tip
Specialized synonyms: Excalibur
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System

4. Verb. Cover, plate, or edge with steel.
Generic synonyms: Cover

5. Noun. Knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod.
Generic synonyms: Sharpener

Definition of Steel

1. n. A variety of iron intermediate in composition and properties between wrought iron and cast iron (containing between one half of one per cent and one and a half per cent of carbon), and consisting of an alloy of iron with an iron carbide. Steel, unlike wrought iron, can be tempered, and retains magnetism. Its malleability decreases, and fusibility increases, with an increase in carbon.

2. v. t. To overlay, point, or edge with steel; as, to steel a razor; to steel an ax.

Definition of Steel

1. Noun. (uncountable countable) A metal alloy of mostly iron plus carbon, harder than pure elemental iron but malleable when hot. ¹

2. Noun. A tool used to sharpen or hone knives; a (w honing steel). ¹

3. Noun. A sword. ¹

4. Noun. (music guitar) A type of slide used in the practice of steel guitar. ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable figuratively) Hardness; strength in adversity; mettle. ¹

6. Verb. To harden. ¹

7. Verb. To cover with steel ¹

8. Verb. To hone with a honing steel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steel

1. to cover with steel (a tough iron alloy) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steel

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steel (current term)
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Literary usage of Steel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"steel, Tool. See Tool steel steel alloys High-speed steel alloy by new process. Sel Ara 115:171 Ag 19 '16 How to select industrial steels. AE Paige. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The body bolsters also were of pressed steel, being trough-shaped in form. ... Up to this time all the cars built by the Schoen Pressed steel Company were ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"He therefore determined to make a better kind of steel. ... Long after his death many hundredweights of steel were found buried in different places about ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Reinforced concrete is concrete with metal, usually steel embedded to assist in ... steel is also used to. assist in carrying compression in concrete in ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Reinforced concrete is concrete with metal, usually steel embedded to assist in ... steel is also used to assist in carrying compression in concrete in ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"11 Arch Rec 41:475-8 My '17 Influence of some elements on the mechanical properties of steel. Sei Am S 83:202 Mr 31 '17 Steam, Natural. ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Damascus steel steel alloys Metallic tungsten powder and high-speed steel. Nature 98:359 Ja 4 '17 See also United alloy steel corporation steel ..."

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