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English noun: steel

1. steel (substance) an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range


Broader (hypernym)alloy, metal


Narrower (hyponym)alloy steel, austenitic steel, carbon steel, case-hardened steel, chisel steel, crucible steel, Damascus steel, Damask steel, hard steel, low-carbon steel, medium steel, mild steel, quenched steel, soft-cast steel, structural steel


Substance holonymatomic number 26, Fe, iron, pearlite

2. steel (artifact) a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard


Synonymsblade, brand, sword


Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system


Narrower (hyponym)backsword, broadsword, cavalry sword, cutlas, cutlass, falchion, fencing sword, rapier, saber, sabre, tuck


Instance hyponymExcalibur


Part holonymblade, foible, forte, haft, helve, hilt, peak, point, tip

3. steel (artifact) knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod


Broader (hypernym)sharpener


English verb: steel

1. steel (emotion) get ready for something difficult or unpleasant


Synonymsnerve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)brace, poise

2. steel (contact) cover, plate, or edge with steel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover









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