Definition of 'steel'
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He stepped over to it and grasped the steel handle. The Broken God (1993)These meals are prepared in stainless steel or glass containers. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)The hut has a steel frame and shutters that open outwards and upwards to provide shade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This pleasing effect softens the hard steel lines and shields the precipitous drop to the road below. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The deals made him a leading force in the iron and steel industry. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Off we went through shabby lanes of light industrial shops in cold concrete with steel shutters. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)She nods at the stainless steel bin by the coffee counter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The opportunity for our generation to have something more than a steel mill job means something. The Sun (2007)There are so many towns where we used to make cars or steel. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The drive and lawns are framed with steel edging. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It blamed the slump in the steel industry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In captivity they run into a wall of concrete and steel. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is not only British steel plants that have thrown in the towel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At least another 7,000 jobs were dependent on the steel plant. The Sun (2015)Step through the glass doors and modern design abounds: wood and stone blend with glass and steel. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The group also said that it was prepared to cut production by up to 15 per cent to maintain steel prices. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Association is understood to be seeking a cap of 10 per cent on crude steel output growth this year to stabilise prices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It also recycles metal and supplies steel mills in China and India. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'steel'
British English: steel /stiːl/ NOUN
Steel is a very strong metal made mainly from iron.
The pipes were made of steel.
- American English: steel
- Arabic: صُلْب
- Brazilian Portuguese: aço
- Chinese: 钢
- Croatian: čelik
- Czech: ocel
- Danish: stål
- Dutch: staal
- European Spanish: acero
- Finnish: teräs
- French: acier
- German: Stahl
- Greek: ατσάλι
- Italian: acciaio
- Japanese: 鋼鉄
- Korean: 강철
- Norwegian: stål
- Polish: stal
- European Portuguese: aço
- Romanian: oțel
- Russian: сталь
- Spanish: acero
- Swedish: stål
- Thai: เหล็ก
- Turkish: çelik
- Ukrainian: сталь
- Vietnamese: thép
British English: steel VERB
If you steel yourself, you prepare to deal with something unpleasant.
Those involved are steeling themselves for the coming battle.
Definition of steel from the Collins English Dictionary
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