iron

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iron(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. el hierro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The sword is made of iron.La espada está hecha de hierro.
2. (appliance)
a. la plancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My iron is broken. It doesn't heat up.Mi plancha está rota. No se calienta.
3. (golf)
a. el hierro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He took a 7-iron and hit the ball.Agarró un hierro 7 y golpeó la pelota.
4. (for branding)
a. el hierro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
To brand cattle, it is recommended you use a bigger iron.Para marcar el ganado, se recomienda usar un hierro más grande.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to press)
a. planchar
Iron the collars of the shirts carefully.Plancha con cuidado los cuellos de las camisas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to press)
a. planchar
First I have to do some laundry, then I'll iron.Primero tengo que lavar la ropa, y después plancharé.
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iron
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. el hierro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
made of ironde hierro
the iron and steel industryla industria siderúrgica
he has an iron constitutionestá hecho(a) un roble
a will of ironuna voluntad de hierro
iron disciplinedisciplina férrea
the Iron Agela Edad del Hierro
the Iron Curtainel telón de acero la cortina de hierro
2. (medicine)
a.
iron lungpulmón de acero
iron oremineral or mena de hierro
3. (for clothes)
a. la plancha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (fig)
a.
to have several irons in the fireandar metido(a) en muchos asuntos
5. (in golf)
a. el hierro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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iron [ˈaɪən]
noun
1 (metal) hierro (m); fierro (m); (LAm)
cast iron hierro (m) colado; corrugated iron chapa (f) ondulada; old iron chatarra (f); hierro (m) viejo; to have an iron constitution tener una constitución de hierro; with an iron hand or fist con mano de hierro; a man of iron un hombre de hierro; a will of iron una voluntad férrea or de hierro
to have a lot of/too many irons in the fire tener muchos/demasiados asuntos entre manos
the iron fist in the velvet glove la mano de hierro en guante de terciopelo
to strike while the iron is hot a hierro candente batir de repente
2 irons (fetters) grilletes (m); grillos (m)
to put or clap sb in irons poner grilletes or grillos a algn; aherrojar a algn
3 (Golf) hierro (m)
4 (for ironing clothes) plancha (f)
5 (for branding) hierro (m) candente
6 (gun) pistola (f)
transitive verb
[+clothes] planchar
intransitive verb
[+person] planchar
this blouse irons really well esta blusa es muy fácil de planchar
modifier
[+bridge, bar, tool] de hierro; de fierro; (LAm) [+will, determination] férreo
the Iron Age (n) la Edad de hierro
the iron and steel industry (n) la industria siderúrgica
Iron Cross (n) cruz (f) de hierro
the Iron Curtain (n) (Hist) (Pol) el telón de acero; la cortina de hierro; (LAm)
the Iron Curtain Countries los países más allá del telón de acero
the Iron Duke (n) el Duque de Wellington
iron foundry (n) fundición (f); fundidora (f); (LAm)
the Iron Lady (n) (Britain) (Pol) la Dama de Hierro
iron lung (n) (Med) pulmón (m) de acero
iron ore (n) mineral (m) de hierro
iron oxide (n) óxido (m) de hierro
iron pyrites (n) pirita (f) ferruginosa
iron rations (n) ración (f) or víveres (m) de reserva
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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