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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


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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