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"steel" in British English

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steelnoun [U]

uk   /stiːl/  us   /stiːl/
B2 a strong metal that is a mixture of iron and carbon, used for making things that need a strong structure, especially vehicles and buildings: steel girders/rods/struts a steel helmet a steel-plated army truck

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steelverb

uk   /stiːl/  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 strong metal that is made by processing iron 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 strong structure, especially vehicles and buildings: They have an annual production 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 main industries 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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