What does ironing mean?

Definitions for ironing
ˈaɪ ər nɪŋiron·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ironing(noun)

    garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed

    "there was a basketful of ironing to do"

  2. ironing(noun)

    the work of using heat to smooth washed clothes in order to remove any wrinkles


  1. ironing(Noun)

    The act of pressing clothes with an iron.

    I hate ironing.

  2. ironing(Noun)

    Laundry that has been washed and is ready to be ironed.

    I really should make a start on the ironing soon.

  3. ironing(Noun)

    Laundry that has recently been ironed.

    I really should put the ironing away.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ironing

    of Iron

  2. Ironing(noun)

    the act or process of smoothing, as clothes, with hot flatirons

  3. Ironing(noun)

    the clothes ironed


  1. Ironing

    Ironing is the use of a heated tool to remove wrinkles from fabric. The heating is commonly done to a temperature of 180–220 °Celsius, depending on the fabric. Ironing works by loosening the bonds between the long-chain polymer molecules in the fibers of the material. While the molecules are hot, the fibers are straightened by the weight of the iron, and they hold their new shape as they cool. Some fabrics, such as cotton, require the addition of water to loosen the intermolecular bonds. Many modern fabrics are advertised as needing little or no ironing. Permanent press clothing was developed to reduce the ironing necessary by combining wrinkle-resistant polyester with cotton. The first known use of heated metal to "iron" clothes is known to have occurred in China. The electric iron was invented in 1882, by Henry W. Seeley. Seeley patented his "electric flatiron" on June 6, 1882.

Editors Contribution

  1. ironing

    The act and process of to iron.

    She loves doing the ironing.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ironing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ironing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ironing in a Sentence

  1. Erma Bombeck:

    My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

  2. Ronald Kleijwegt:

    It's a win-win if we start ironing out all these bottlenecks, but the demand and requirements of supply chain are sometimes difficult to understand for politicians to understand.

  3. Paolo Guerrero:

    I was only three or four years old when my uncle died but I can remember my mother’s cries, she was listening to music, she was ironing I think, and she cried out, because they were talking about a plane crash, a tragedy in which all the Alianza Lima players had been killed.

  4. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte:

    While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress, we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the US president. Our primary intention is to chart an independent foreign policy while promoting closer ties with all nations, especially the US with which we had had a longstanding partnership, we look forward to ironing out differences arising out of national priorities and perceptions, and working in mutually responsible ways for both countries.

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  • Bügelwäsche, BügelnGerman
  • σιδέρωμαGreek
  • plancharSpanish
  • silitys, silittäminenFinnish
  • [[vêtement]]s à [[repasser]], [[vêtement]]s [[repassé]]s, repassageFrench
  • [[vestito, stirareItalian
  • пеглањеMacedonian
  • strijken, strijkgoedDutch
  • prasowaniePolish
  • гла́жка, [[выглаженный, [[бельё]] [[для]] [[глажка, утю́жка, гла́женьеRussian
  • strykt, stryktvätt, strykning, tvättSwedish

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