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1. steel

noun. ['ˈstiːl'] an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range.

Synonyms

  • austenitic steel
  • mild steel
  • atomic number 26
  • crucible steel
  • metal
  • iron
  • medium steel
  • chisel steel
  • quenched steel
  • alloy
  • Damascus steel
  • hard steel
  • Damask steel
  • Fe
  • soft-cast steel
  • low-carbon steel
  • structural steel
  • case-hardened steel
  • carbon steel
  • alloy steel

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • liability
  • weak point
  • softness

Etymology

  • stele (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word steel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Terne plate is an alloy of tin and lead used to coat steel.

Quotes containing the word steel


1. What are all these?"Clary asked."Vials of holy water, blessed knives, steel and silver blades,"Jace said, piling the weapons on the floor beside him, "electrum wire - not much use at the moment but it's always good to have spares - silver bullets, charms of protetion, crucifixes, stars of David-""Jesus,"said Clary"I doubt he'd fit.""Jace."Clary was appalled.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.
- Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

3. My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.
- Jodi Picoult

2. steel-plated

adjective. covered with heavy steel.

Synonyms

  • armour-plated
  • armoured
  • armored
  • armor-clad
  • armour-clad

Antonyms

  • unequipped
  • scaleless
  • unarmoured

3. steel-wool_pad

noun. abrader consisting of a pad of steel wool used for polishing or smoothing.

Synonyms

  • abrader

4. steel

noun. ['ˈstiːl'] a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard.

Synonyms

  • saber
  • forte
  • backsword
  • peak
  • cutlas
  • tuck
  • foible
  • sword
  • arm
  • fencing sword
  • blade
  • falchion
  • hilt
  • rapier
  • weapon system
  • cutlass
  • tip
  • broadsword
  • brand
  • sabre
  • weapon
  • cavalry sword
  • haft
  • helve

Antonyms

  • end
  • beginning
  • undock
  • break

Etymology

  • stele (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. steel

verb. ['ˈstiːl'] get ready for something difficult or unpleasant.

Synonyms

  • brace
  • nerve

Antonyms

  • fall
  • minimum
  • maximum

Etymology

  • stele (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. steel

verb. ['ˈstiːl'] cover, plate, or edge with steel.

Antonyms

  • piano

Etymology

  • stele (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. steel

noun. ['ˈstiːl'] knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod.

Antonyms

  • node

Etymology

  • stele (Middle English (1100-1500))
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