Crossword clues for steel
- Shade of gray
- An alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon
- Widely used in construction
- Mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
- A cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade
- Shipment from Bethlehem
- Crucible product
- Carnegie product
- Symbol of rigidity
- Lennon's "___ and Glass"
- Symbol of toughness
- Iron alloy
- Strong stuff
- Auto metal
- Great strength
- Kind of guitar
- She wrote "Season of Passion"
- Pittsburgh export
- Component of some nerves
- Builder's material
- Structural material
- Pittsburg product
- Kind of guitar or drum
- Sword material
- Tough alloy
- Common alloy
- Toledo product
- Material for a launching pad
- Mill product
- Type of band or wool
- Iron-carbon alloy
- Kind of band
- Kokomo product
- Bessemer-process product
- Essen product
- Carnegie's 19th-century barony
- Wool or mill
- "___ and Glass," Lennon song
- Gary product
- Writer Danielle
- Drum or guitar type
- Foundry product
- Girder material
- Product of Bethlehem
- Brace (oneself)
- Mill output
- Gird (oneself)
- Shipment to Detroit
- Kind of wool or drum
- Man of ___ (Superman)
- Bethlehem product
- Symbol of strength
- Girder composition
- Pittsburgh product
- Prepare (oneself)
- With 4-Down, some armor
- Composition of some nerves?
- Gray tone
- Stainless ___
- Kind of wool or mill
- Bailey bridge material
- Kind of wool
- U.S. ___
- It's associated with some magnets and magnates
- Nerve material?
- Many a shipment to Detroit
- Mettle or metal
- "Stainless" metal
- 1943 penny material
- ___ blue
- What tuning forks are made of
- Bethlehem ___
- Word with plate or plant
- Coke is used for this
- 1943 penny composition
- Andrew Carnegie's industry
- Product of the Nucor Corporation
- Longtime Pittsburgh product
- Shade of blue
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Steel \Steel\ (st[=e]l), n. [AS. st[=e]l, st[=y]l, st[=y]le; akin to D. staal, G. stahl, OHG. stahal, Icel. st[=a]l, Dan. staal, Sw. st[*a]l, Old Prussian stakla.]
(Metal) A variety of iron intermediate in composition and properties between wrought iron and cast iron (containing between one half of one per cent and one and a half per cent of carbon), and consisting of an alloy of iron with an iron carbide. Steel, unlike wrought iron, can be tempered, and retains magnetism. Its malleability decreases, and fusibility increases, with an increase in carbon.
An instrument or implement made of steel; as:
A weapon, as a sword, dagger, etc. ``Brave Macbeth . . . with his brandished steel.''
While doubting thus he stood, Received the steel bathed in his brother's blood.
An instrument of steel (usually a round rod) for sharpening knives.
A piece of steel for striking sparks from flint.
Fig.: Anything of extreme hardness; that which is characterized by sternness or rigor. ``Heads of steel.''
--Johnson. ``Manhood's heart of steel.''
(Med.) A chalybeate medicine. --Dunglison. Note: Steel is often used in the formation of compounds, generally of obvious meaning; as, steel-clad, steel-girt, steel-hearted, steel-plated, steel-pointed, etc. Bessemer steel (Metal.) See in the Vocabulary. Blister steel. (Metal.) See under Blister. Cast steel (Metal.), a fine variety of steel, originally made by smelting blister or cementation steel; hence, ordinarily, steel of any process of production when remelted and cast. Chrome steel, Chromium steel (Metal.), a hard, tenacious variety containing a little chromium, and somewhat resembling tungsten steel. Mild steel (Metal.), a kind of steel having a lower proportion of carbon than ordinary steel, rendering it softer and more malleable. Puddled steel (Metal.), a variety of steel produced from cast iron by the puddling process. Steel duck (Zo["o]l.), the goosander, or merganser. [Prov. Eng.] Steel mill.
(Firearms) See Wheel lock, under Wheel.
A mill which has steel grinding surfaces.
A mill where steel is manufactured.
Steel trap, a trap for catching wild animals. It consists of two iron jaws, which close by means of a powerful steel spring when the animal disturbs the catch, or tongue, by which they are kept open.
Steel wine, wine, usually sherry, in which steel filings have been placed for a considerable time, -- used as a medicine.
Tincture of steel (Med.), an alcoholic solution of the chloride of iron.
Tungsten steel (Metal.), a variety of steel containing a small amount of tungsten, and noted for its tenacity and hardness, as well as for its malleability and tempering qualities. It is also noted for its magnetic properties.
Steel \Steel\ (st[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steeled (st[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Steeling.] [AS. st[=y]lan: cf. Icel. st[ae]la. See Steel, n.]
To overlay, point, or edge with steel; as, to steel a razor; to steel an ax.
Fig.: To make hard or strong; hence, to make insensible or obdurate.
Lies well steeled with weighty arguments.
O God of battles! steel my soldiers' hearts.
Why will you fight against so sweet a passion, And steel your heart to such a world of charms?
Fig.: To cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness, polish, or other qualities.
These waters, steeled By breezeless air to smoothest polish.
(Elec.) To cover, as an electrotype plate, with a thin layer of iron by electrolysis. The iron thus deposited is very hard, like steel.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"make hard or strong like steel," 1580s, earliest use is figurative, from steel (n.). Old English lacked the verb but had styled "made of steel." Related: Steeled; steeling.
modified form of iron with a small portion of carbon, not found in nature but known in ancient times, Old English style "steel," from noun use of Proto-Germanic adjective *stakhlijan "made of steel" (cognates: Old Saxon stehli, Old Norse, Middle Low German stal, Danish staal, Swedish stål, Middle Dutch stael, Dutch staal, Old High German stahal, German Stahl), related to *stakhla "standing fast," from PIE *stek-lo-, from root *stak- "to stand, place, be firm" (see stay (n.1)). The notion is perhaps "that which stands firm." No corresponding word exists outside Germanic except those likely borrowed from Germanic languages.\n
\nAs an adjective from c.1200 (Old English used stylen "*steel-en." Steel wool is attested from 1896. Steel drum is from 1952.
1 made of steel. 2 similar to steel in color, strength, or the like; steely. 3 (context business English) Of or belonging to the manufacture or trade in steel. 4 (context medicine obsolete English) containing steel. 5 (context printing English) engraved on steel. n. 1 (context uncountable English) An artificial metal produced from iron, harder and more elastic than elemental iron; used figuratively as a symbol of hardness. 2 (context countable English) any item made of this metal, particularly including: 3 # bladed or pointed weapons, as swords, javelins, daggers. 4 # A piece used for striking sparks from flint. 5 # armor. 6 # A honing steel, a tool used to sharpen or hone metal blades. 7 # (context sewing English) pieces used to strengthen, support, or expand an item of clothing. 8 # (context dialectal English) A flat iron. 9 # (context sewing dialectal English) A sewing needle; a knitting needle; a sharp metal stylus. 10 # (context printing English) An engraving plate: 11 # projectiles. 12 # (context sewing English) A fringe of beads or decoration of this metal. 13 # (context music guitar English) A type of slide used while playing the steel guitar. 14 (context countable English) The part made from this metal, in reference to anything. 15 (context uncountable medicine obsolete English) medicinal consumption of this metal; chalybeate medicine; (''eventually'') any iron or iron-treated water consumed as a medical treatment. 16 (context countable English) varieties of this metal. 17 (context uncountable colors English) The gray hue of this metal; steel-gray. v
1 (context transitive English) To edge, cover, or point with steel. 2 (context transitive English) To harden or strengthen; to nerve or make obdurate; to fortify against. 3 (context transitive obsolete of mirrors English) To back with steel. 4 (context transitive medicine obsolete English) To treat a liquid with steel for medicinal purposes. 5 (context transitive dialectal English) To press with a flat iron. 6 (context transitive uncommon English) To cause to resemble steel in appearance. 7 (context transitive English) To steelify; to turn iron into steel. 8 (context transitive English) To electroplate an item, particularly an engraving plate, with a layer of iron. 9 (context transitive English) To sharpen with a honing steel. Etymology 2
n. (context UK crime slang obsolete English) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coldbath%20Fields%20Prison in London, closed in 1877.
v. get ready for something difficult or unpleasant [syn: nerve]
cover, plate, or edge with steel
Steel is an alloy of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, that is widely used in construction and other applications because of its high tensile strength and low cost. Steel's base metal is iron, which is able to take on two crystalline forms (allotropic forms), body centered cubic (BCC) and face centered cubic (FCC), depending on its temperature. It is the interaction of those allotropes with the alloying elements, primarily carbon, that gives steel and cast iron their range of unique properties. In the body-centred cubic arrangement, there is an iron atom in the centre of each cube, and in the face-centred cubic, there is one at the center of each of the six faces of the cube. Carbon, other elements, and inclusions within iron act as hardening agents that prevent the movement of dislocations that otherwise occur in the crystal lattices of iron atoms.
The carbon in typical steel alloys may contribute up to 2.1% of its weight. Varying the amount of alloying elements, their presence in the steel either as solute elements, or as precipitated phases, retards the movement of those dislocations that make iron comparatively ductile and weak, and thus controls its qualities such as the hardness, ductility, and tensile strength of the resulting steel. Steel's strength compared to pure iron is only possible at the expense of iron's ductility, of which iron has an excess.
Steel was produced in bloomery furnaces for thousands of years, but its extensive use began after more efficient production methods were devised in the 17th century, with the production of blister steel and then crucible steel. With the invention of the Bessemer process in the mid-19th century, a new era of mass-produced steel began. This was followed by Siemens-Martin process and then Gilchrist-Thomas process that refined the quality of steel. With their introductions, mild steel replaced wrought iron.
Further refinements in the process, such as basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS), largely replaced earlier methods by further lowering the cost of production and increasing the quality of the product. Today, steel is one of the most common materials in the world, with more than 1.3 billion tons produced annually. It is a major component in buildings, infrastructure, tools, ships, automobiles, machines, appliances, and weapons. Modern steel is generally identified by various grades defined by assorted standards organizations.
Steel, in comics, may refer to one of several DC Comics characters:
- Commander Steel, a World War II hero and his grandsons, also known as simply "Steel" and "Citizen Steel".
- John Henry Irons, an armored hero inspired by Superman and the folk hero John Henry
- Natasha Irons, the niece of John Henry Irons, also known as "Starlight" and "Vaporlock".
Steel is a metal alloy that is composed principally of iron and carbon.
Steel may also refer to:
"Steel" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.
Steel (John Henry Irons), also known as the Man of Iron, is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Universe. First appearing in The Adventures of Superman #500 (June 1993), he is the second character known as Steel and was created by Louise Simonson and artist Jon Bogdanove. Aspects of the character are clearly inspired by the African American folk hero John Henry, as well as Superman.
Steel is the soundtrack of the 1997 film of the same name. It was released just days before the film and featured the hit single " Men of Steel", a posse cut featuring Shaquille O'Neal, Ice Cube, B-Real, Peter Gunz, and KRS-One. The soundtrack reached #185 on the Billboard 200 and #26 on the top R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Other guests include Mobb Deep, Blackstreet, Tevin Campbell and Spice 1. Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne had written and recorded a song for the film titled "Strange", but the song was not included.
Steel, a part of the Omni Series box set is the sixth studio album by Canadian songwriter and record producer Daniel Lanois. It was first released in December 2008 as a box set along with Purple Vista (Omni Series 2) and Santiago (Omni Series 3).
Steel is a one-off power metal project from Sweden that featured Dan Swanö and members of Opeth. Started in 1996, this collaboration emerged during the recording sessions for Opeth's Morningrise album. During a jam session, when the band were soundchecking the drums, they hit upon an idea to record a short piece for fun, entitled Guitars and Metal. This gave birth to Steel. Subsequently, they were asked to record more songs and when they did, the songs which were originally meant for a demo, actually appeared on a limited picture 7" EP, entitled Heavy Metal Machine released by Near Dark Productions. To this date, it remains their sole record.
Featuring only two songs, Heavy Metal Machine sounds very much like a typical 1980s power metal band, with high-pitched vocals, shredding solos, pounding bass lines and even 1980s-style sound effects (police sirens, etc.). However, the record is not meant to be taken as a serious power metal attempt, explaining Swanö's extremely high-pitched vocals. As limited release, Heavy Metal Machine remains a collectors' item and is hard to come by.
Steel is a 1997 American superhero action film based on the DC Comics character Steel. The film stars Shaquille O'Neal as John Henry Irons and his alter-ego Steel, Annabeth Gish as his wheelchair-using partner Susan Sparks, and Judd Nelson as their rival Nathaniel Burke. The plot centers on an accident caused by Burke which leaves Sparks paralyzed. The accident results in Irons quitting his job. Burke begins mass-producing weapons and selling them to criminals. In order to stop Burke, Irons and Sparks create a suit of armor that leads Irons to become the superhero Steel.
Written and directed by Kenneth Johnson, the film separates itself from the comic book series (and John Henry Irons' status as a supporting character of Superman) by using original protagonists and antagonists. On its initial release, Steel performed poorly at the box office and was panned by critics, noting the "cheesiness" and bad acting in the film.
Steel was an Italian entertainment TV channel, owned by NBCUniversal and broadcast on Premium Gallery, a Digital terrestrial television service in Italy. It started broadcasting on January 19, 2008 at 13:30 ( CET Time).
At the moment, Steel is not available on Satellite television, and is not available outside Italy.
Steel is a freeware web browser developed by Michael Kolb under the name kolbysoft. It is a fork of the default browser for Android, taking its WebKit-based layout engine and providing what is intended to be an easier and more "touch friendly" user interface.
Steel was one of the first Android applications to support automatic rotation based on the hardware's accelerometer and a virtual keyboard. This feature is now more common among Android applications.
In 2010 Skyfire purchased kolbysoft and the Steel browser.
Steel is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- A. G. Steel (1858–1914), English cricketer
- Anthony Steel (historian) (1900–1973), British medieval historian
- Billy Steel (1923–1982), Scottish footballer
- Sir Christopher Steel (diplomat) (1903–1973), British ambassador
- Christopher Steel (1938–1991), British composer
- Bryan Steel (born 1969), English cyclist and multiple Olympic medallist
- Danielle Steel (born 1947), American author known for her romance novels
- David Steel (disambiguation), various people
- Dawn Steel (1946–1997), one of the first women to run a major Hollywood film studio
- Dick Steel (born 1930), English professional footballer
- " Doctor Steel", American musician heading an alternative band
- Duncan Steel (born 1955), British/Australian astrophysicist
- Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929), English writer
- Freda Steel, Manitoba judge
- Hollie Steel (born 1998), English schoolgirl singer
- Ian Steel (1928–2015), Scottish racing cyclist
- John Steel (disambiguation), various people
- Kat Steel, American actress and host
- Mark Steel (born 1960), English socialist columnist, author and comedian
- Michael Steel (disambiguation), various people and fictional characters
- Robert K. Steel (born 1951), American businessman
- Simon Steel (born 1969), English cricketer
Steel'' (Italian:Acciaio'') is a 1933 Italian drama film directed by Walter Ruttmann and starring Piero Pastore, Isa Pola and Vittorio Bellaccini. The film was shot on location at the steel mills in Terni in Umbria. It was based on the novel Giuoca, Pietro! by Luigi Pirandello. With its semi-documentary style it was one of a number of films made in the Fascist era that serve as a precursor to Italian neorealism which emerged in the mid-1940s.
Steel is the first full-length album recorded by the heavy metal band Battle Beast. It was released in April 2011 and reached No. 7 on the Finnish Album Chart. It is also the first album and only album to feature Nitte Valo on lead vocals
Steel is a 1979 drama film starring and executive produced by Lee Majors. It was filmed in Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding Fayette County. The film was directed by Steve Carver.
Usage examples of "steel".
She glanced down at her own nakedness, accessorized with gleaming surgical steel.
There is also the resemblance of the plan of the city to the blade of such a knife, the curve of the defile corresponding to the curve of the blade, the River Acis to the central rib, Acies Castle to the point, and the Capulus to the line at which the steel vanishes into the haft.
And while he still knew that the slim length of thousand-folded steel and hand-cast gilded bronze was more than proficient enough to see him elevated from apprentice smith to master and therefore to adulthood, he was not at all certain it would suffice to pass one final, and more important, muster.
Tarrant entered the aeroponics room, the gleaming white PVC pipe and enameled steel in shining contrast to the dim red of the fishery.
Delaware, darkly aflash, like polished steel in the slanting sunlight.
Lennox raised his head above the scarred steel of the top of the sail to look aft, making sure the rudder was turned to the right instead of left.
To steel his body with the fluid motions and speed of aikido, he also took up boxing and fencing and rounded things out with acrobatics.
Besides the rustling of the gas cells there was the creaking of the aluminium framework along which he walked and the musical cries of thousands of steel bracing wires.
I had when I had made my original survey of the rooms, I lifted them from each drawer to see if there was not a steel, igniter, or syringe of amadou beneath them.
In an underwater world, the first one to hear the other side was usually the winnerto help keep sound waves from bouncing off the steel hull of the ship, resilient-compound blocks had been attached to her hull as an anechoic coating.
There is not simply an inquiry as to the value of classic culture, a certain jealousy of the schools where it is obtained, a rough popular contempt for the graces of learning, a failure to see any connection between the first aorist and the rolling of steel rails, but there is arising an angry protest against the conditions of a life which make one free of the serene heights of thought and give him range of all intellectual countries, and keep another at the spade and the loom, year after year, that he may earn food for the day and lodging for the night.
In the space of just a few minutes she had seen ten armed men carrying suitcases, a sable-garbed woman with two steel hooks for hands, and now a diamond-studded blond followed by a hulking, apish brute of a man.
Lane, some five or six years after Will Locke and Dulcie were wed, with its strange litter of acids and aquafortis, graving tools and steel plates.
After the cheese and fruit dessert, Natalie wanted to visit the aqueduct and take their coffee with them so Saul filled the steel Thermos while she went to her room and got a thick sweater from her suitcase.
The enchanted steel killed where it struck, slicing arachnid flesh easily, but there were thousands of them.