Iron - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaɪərn|  American pronunciation of the word iron
Brit.  |ˈaɪən|  British pronunciation of the word iron


- a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
- a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
- implement used to brand live stock
- home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth


- press and smooth with a heated iron (syn: iron out, press)
she stood there ironing


- extremely robust (syn: cast-iron)
an iron constitution

Extra examples

...he had an iron determination to succeed in on Wall Street...

Strike when the iron is hot.

Have you ironed my shirt?

He runs the company with an iron fist.

Iron entered his soul. библ.

Iron is a base metal.

Iron and lead are soft metals.

An iron framework surrounds the sculpture.

...bludgeoned the door with an iron bar in a senseless act of vandalism...

...the main portal to the estate is an elaborate wrought iron gate on the side facing the road...

The iron plates are riveted rather than welded.

The old iron fence was rusted.

...a springtime of entrepreneurship in the old Soviet bloc after the fall of the Iron Curtain...

The visitor proceeded to fasten his horse to a large iron hook.

Iron is softened and framed.

Phrasal verbs

iron out  — settle or put right

Word forms

I/you/we/they: iron
he/she/it: irons
present participle: ironing
past tense: ironed
past participle: ironed
singular: iron
plural: irons
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