Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “a head of steam”

a head of steam

the force produced by a large amount of steam in a closed space Energy, force and powerPower and intensity a situation in which a person or an activity starts to become very active or successful : They're really beginning to build up a head of steam for their campaign .Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quicklySuccessful (things or people)
(Definition of a head of steam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “a head of steam”

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More