steel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “steel” in the English Dictionary

"steel" in British English

See all translations

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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

steelverb

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

"steel" in American English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of steel?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“steel” in British English

“steel” in American English

“steel” in Business English

Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More