Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “iron”

See all translations

iron

noun /ˈaiən/
(also adjective ) (chemistry ) (symbol Fe) (of) an element that is the most common metal, is very hard, and is widely used for making tools etc
hierro
Steel is made from iron The ground is as hard as iron iron railings iron determination (= very strong determination).
a flat-bottomed instrument that is heated up and used for smoothing clothes etc
plancha
I’ve burnt a hole in my dress with the iron.
a type of golf-club.
palo de hierro
ironing noun clothes etc waiting to be ironed, or just ironed
ropa por planchar
What a huge pile of ironing!
irons noun plural formerly, a prisoner’s chains
grilletes
They put him in irons.
ironing-board noun a padded board on which to iron clothes.
tabla de planchar
ironmonger noun a dealer in articles of metal eg tools, locks etc and other goods.
ferretero
ironmongery noun the business or goods of an ironmonger.
ferretería
have several irons in the fire ( have too many etc irons in the fire) to be involved in, or doing, several etc things at the same time.
tener muchas cosas entre manos
iron out phrasal verb to get rid of (creases etc) by ironing
quitar; suavizar
It’s going to be tricky to iron out all the creases in this shirt.
to get rid of (difficulties etc) so that progress becomes easier
solucionar
There are still a few small problems that need ironing out.
strike while the iron is hot to act etc while the situation is favourable/favorable
lo mejor es actuar de inmediato
Opportunities like this don’t come along every day so you have to strike while the iron is hot.
Translations of “iron”
in Korean 철, 다리미…
in Arabic حَديد, مِكْواة…
in French fer, fer (à repasser)…
in Italian ferro, ferro da stiro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 鐵…
in Russian железо, утюг…
in Turkish demir, ütü…
in Polish żelazo, żelazko…
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…
(Definition of iron from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “iron” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More