Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun steel

3 senses of steel

Sense 1
steel -- (an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range)
       => alloy, metal -- (a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper")

Sense 2
sword, blade, brand, steel -- (a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard)
       => weapon, arm, weapon system -- (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon")

Sense 3
steel -- (knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod)
       => sharpener -- (any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper; "a knife sharpener")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb steel

2 senses of steel

Sense 1
steel, nerve -- (get ready for something difficult or unpleasant)
       => brace, poise -- (prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult)

Sense 2
steel -- (cover, plate, or edge with steel)
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

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