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Meaning of “steel” in the English Dictionary

"steel" in British English

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steelnoun [U]

uk   us   /stiːl/
B2 a ​strongmetal that is a ​mixture of ​iron and ​carbon, used for making things that need a ​strongstructure, ​especiallyvehicles and ​buildings: steel ​girders/​rods/​struts a steel ​helmet a steel-plated ​armytruck

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steelverb

uk   us   /stiːl/
(Definition of steel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"steel" in American English

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steelnoun [U]

 us   /stil/
  • steel noun [U] (METAL)

a ​strongmetal that is made by ​processingiron to ​remove some of the ​carbon: steel ​doors/​girders the steel ​industry

steelverb [T]

 us   /stil/
  • steel verb [T] (PREPARE)

to ​prepare yourself to be ​able to do something ​unpleasant or ​difficult: She steeled herself to ​face her accusers.
(Definition of steel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"steel" in Business English

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steelnoun [U]

uk   us   /stiːl/ PRODUCTION
a ​strong metal that is a mixture of ​iron and ​carbon, used for making things that need a ​strongstructure, especially ​vehicles and ​buildings: They have an ​annualproduction of about two million ​tons of steel.steel rod/girder/container The concrete is ​strengthened with steel rods. steel ​imports/​exports/​prices a steel ​plant/​factory
the ​industry that ​produces steel: The area's ​mainindustries are cement, ​iron, and steel. He ​asked the U.S ​Congress to ​move swiftly to ​aid the state's ​ailing steel ​industry.steel company/group/giant The ​company has become one of the region's most ​influential steel ​giants. steel ​jobs/​workers
(Definition of steel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “steel”
in Korean 강철…
in Arabic فولاذ, صُلْب…
in Malaysian keluli…
in French (d’)acier…
in Russian сталь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鋼…
in Italian acciaio…
in Turkish çelik…
in Polish stal…
in Spanish acero…
in Vietnamese thép…
in Portuguese aço…
in Thai เหล็ก…
in German der Stahl, Stahl-……
in Catalan acer…
in Japanese 鋼鉄, 鋼(はがね)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钢…
in Indonesian baja…
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