Translation of "iron" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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ironnoun

uk /aɪən/ us /aɪrn/

iron noun (METAL)

B1 symbol Fe [ U ] a chemical element that is a common greyish-coloured metal. It is strong, used in making steel, and exists in very small amounts in blood.

Iron rusts easily. 铁易生锈。
Liver is a particularly rich source of dietary iron. 肝脏中含有特别丰富的可食用铁质。
iron ore 铁矿
an iron deficiency 铁质缺乏

More examples

  • A heavy iron chain was clamped around his wrists.
  • The earth's core is a hot, molten mix of iron and nickel.
  • The roof is made from sheets of corrugated iron.
  • The autopsy revealed that his murderer had struck him on the head with an iron bar.
  • Working iron requires higher temperatures than bronze.

iron noun (FOR CLOTHES)

B1 [ C ] a piece of equipment for making clothes flat and smooth that has a handle and a flat base and is usually heated with electricity

熨斗
a steam iron 蒸汽熨斗
a travel iron 旅行用熨斗

More examples

  • I'll have to go back to the house - I think I've left the iron on.
  • I'm not particularly what you would call a New Man, but I do know how to use an iron.
  • The iron was too hot and he scorched the shirt.
  • The hot iron left a singe mark on my dress.
  • I picked up a new steam iron at the sale - it makes the ironing so much quicker and easier.

iron noun (GOLF)

[ C ] a stick that has an iron or steel part at the end that is used to hit the ball in golf

(高尔夫球运动中的)铁头球杆,铁杆
He'll probably use a 2 or 3 iron for the shot. 他这一击很可能要用2号或3号铁头球杆。

iron noun (CHAINS)

irons [ plural ] literary

chains tied around someone to prevent them from escaping or moving

镣铐
It was common practice for the prisoners to be clapped in irons (= tied with chains). 通常会用镣铐铐住犯人。

ironverb [ I or T ]

uk /aɪən/ us /aɪrn/

B1 to make clothes flat and smooth using an iron

熨(衣),烫平
It takes about five minutes to iron a shirt properly. 熨好一件衬衣大约需要5分钟。

Phrasal verb(s)

ironadjective [ before noun ]

uk /aɪən/ us /aɪrn/

very strong physically, mentally, or emotionally

极强壮的;强硬坚定的
I think you have to have an iron will to make some of these decisions. 我认为你得有钢铁般的意志才能作出这些决定。

(Translation of “iron” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)