What does IRON mean?

Definitions for IRONˈaɪ ərn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word IRON.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iron, Fe, atomic number 26(noun)

    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

  2. iron(noun)

    a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

  3. iron, branding iron(noun)

    implement used to brand live stock

  4. iron, smoothing iron(adj)

    home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth

  5. cast-iron, iron(verb)

    extremely robust

    "an iron constitution"

  6. iron, iron out, press(verb)

    press and smooth with a heated iron

    "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"


  1. Iron(v. t.)

    To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.iron out differences resolve differences; settle a dispute.


  1. iron(Verb)

    To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.

  2. iron(Adjective)

    Made of the metal iron.

  3. iron(Adjective)

    Strong (as of will), inflexible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iron(noun)

    the most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic weight 55.9. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7.86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances

  2. Iron(noun)

    an instrument or utensil made of iron; -- chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc

  3. Iron(noun)

    fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles

  4. Iron(noun)

    strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron

  5. Iron(noun)

    of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust

  6. Iron(noun)

    resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness

  7. Iron(noun)

    like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.;

  8. Iron(noun)

    rude; hard; harsh; severe

  9. Iron(noun)

    firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution

  10. Iron(noun)

    inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will

  11. Iron(noun)

    not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious

  12. Iron(verb)

    to smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; -- sometimes used with out

  13. Iron(verb)

    to shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff

  14. Iron(verb)

    to furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon

  15. Origin: [OE. iren, AS. ren, sen, sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. sarn, OHG. sarn, san, G. eisen, Icel. sarn, jrn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]


  1. Iron

    Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe and atomic number 26. It is a metal in the first transition series. It is the most common element forming the planet Earth as a whole, forming much of Earth's outer and inner core. It is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust. Iron's very common presence in rocky planets like Earth is due to its abundant production as a result of fusion in high-mass stars, where the production of nickel-56 is the last nuclear fusion reaction that is exothermic. This causes radioactive nickel to become the last element to be produced before collapse of a supernova leads to the explosive events that scatter this precursor radionuclide of iron abundantly into space. Like other group 8 elements, iron exists in a wide range of oxidation states, −2 to +6, although +2 and +3 are the most common. Elemental iron occurs in meteoroids and other low oxygen environments, but is reactive to oxygen and water. Fresh iron surfaces appear lustrous silvery-gray, but oxidize in normal air to give hydrated iron oxides, commonly known as rust. Unlike many other metals which form passivating oxide layers, iron oxides occupy more volume than iron metal, and thus iron oxides flake off and expose fresh surfaces for corrosion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Iron

    ī′urn, n. the most common and useful of the metals: an instrument or utensil made of iron, as a hand-harpoon, &c.: a golf-club with an iron head, more set back than the cleek: strength: (pl.) fetters: chains.—adj. formed of iron: resembling iron: rude: stern: fast-binding: not to be broken: robust: dull of understanding.—v.t. to smooth with a smoothing-iron: to arm with iron: to fetter.—adjs. I′ron-bound, bound with iron: rugged, as a coast; I′ron-cased; I′ronclad, clad in iron: covered or protected with iron.—n. a vessel defended by iron plates.—ns. I′ron-clay, a yellowish clay containing a large quantity of iron ore; I′roner, one who irons; I′ron-flint, ferruginous quartz; I′ron-found′er, one who founds or makes castings in iron; I′ron-found′ry, a place where iron is founded or cast.—adj. I′ron-gray, of a gray colour, like that of iron freshly cut or broken.—n. this colour.—adjs. I′ron-hand′ed, having hands hard as iron; I′ron-heart′ed, having a heart hard as iron: cruel.—ns. I′ron-heat′er, the piece of metal heated in the fire for a laundress's box-iron; I′roning, the act of smoothing with hot irons; I′roning-board, a smooth board covered with cloth, on which clothes are laid for ironing; I′roning-machine′, a machine for hotpressing cloth, hats, &c.; I′ron-liq′uor, iron acetate, a dyers' mordant; I′ronmaster, a master or proprietor of ironworks; I′ronmonger, a dealer in articles made of iron; I′ronmongery, a general name for articles made of iron: hardware; I′ron-mould, the spot left on wet cloth after touching rusty iron; I′ron-sand, sand containing particles of iron ore: steel filings used in fireworks.—adj. I′ron-sick (naut.), having the iron bolts and spikes much corroded.—n. I′ronside, a man of iron resolution: (pl.) a name given to Cromwell's irresistible horse.—adj. I′ron-sid′ed, having a side of, or as hard as, iron: rough: hardy.—ns. I′ronsmith, a worker in iron; I′ron-stone, a term usually applied to any ore yielding iron; I′ronware, wares or goods of iron.—adj. I′ron-wit′ted (Shak.), unfeeling, insensible.—n. I′ronwood, applied to the timber of various trees on account of their hardness.—adj. I′ron-word′ed (Tenn.), in words as strong as iron.—n. I′ronwork, the parts of a building, &c., made of iron: anything of iron: a furnace where iron is smelted, or a foundry, &c., where it is made into heavy work.—adj. I′rony, made, consisting, or

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. iron

    Hardware, especially older and larger hardware of mainframe class with big metal cabinets housing relatively low-density electronics (but the term is also used of modern supercomputers). Often in the phrase big iron. Oppose silicon. See also dinosaur.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Iron

    A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.

Editors Contribution

  1. iron

    It is a chemical element.

    Iron is the most abundant element on planet Earth.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IRON' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2345

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IRON' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1968

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IRON' in Nouns Frequency: #949

Anagrams for IRON »

  1. inro, inrō, noir, nori, Orin, RINO

  2. Inro

  3. Noir

  4. Nori

  5. RINO


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of IRON in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of IRON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oliver Cromwell:

    Make the iron hot by striking it.

  2. Takayuki Hoshi:

    It would be like the movie 'Iron Man'.

  3. Rabea Darduna:

    We sold it as we would sell an iron door.

  4. Phil Nuytten:

    It's kind of like 'Iron Man' come to life.

  5. Jennifer Trachtenberg:

    Iron can be toxic for children in big doses.

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