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iron

noun  /ˈɑɪ·ərn/ us  

iron noun (METAL)

[U] a common, silver-colored, metal element that is magnetic and strong, is used in making steel, and is found in small amounts in blood and in all living things: Iron rusts easily. Liver is a rich source of dietary iron.

iron noun (DEVICE)

[C] a device with a handle and a flat metal base that can be heated and pressed against cloth to make the cloth smooth

iron

verb [T]  /ˈɑɪ·ərn/ us  

iron verb [T] (USE DEVICE)

to make cloth smooth using an iron: I have to iron this skirt. [M] Let me iron out the wrinkles in this tablecloth.
Phrasal verbs

iron

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɑɪ·ərn/ us  

iron adjective [not gradable] (MADE OF METAL)

made of or containing iron: iron ore an iron railing along the steps fig. Her success depended on physical strength and an iron will (= strong determination).
Translations of “iron”
in Korean 철, 다리미…
in Arabic حَديد, مِكْواة…
in French fer, fer (à repasser)…
in Turkish demir, ütü…
in Italian ferro, ferro da stiro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 鐵…
in Russian железо, утюг…
in Polish żelazo, żelazko…
in Spanish hierro, plancha, palo de hierro…
in Portuguese ferro…
in German das Eisen, eisern, das Bügeleisen…
in Catalan ferro, planxa…
in Japanese 鉄, アイロン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属, 铁…
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