steel

steel(
stil
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (metal)
a. el acero
(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).
(M)
I need to buy a knife made of stainless steel.Necesito comprar un cuchillo de acero inoxidable.
2. (sharpening tool)
a. el afilador
(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).
(M)
The butcher sharpened his knife on the steel before slaughtering the pig.El carnicero afiló el cuchillo con el afilador antes de carnear al cerdo.
b. la chaira
(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).
(F)
I don't recommend sharpening ceramic knives on the steel.No recomiendo afilar los cuchillos de cerámica con la chaira.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to prepare oneself)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After his last relationship, he had learned to steel his heart against disappointment.Después de su última relación, había aprendido a endurecer su corazón contra la decepción.
The businesswoman steeled herself in the car before meeting the client.La empresaria se armó de valor en el coche antes de verse con el cliente.
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steel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el acero
(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).
(M)
nerves of steelnervios de acero
the steel industryla industria del acero
steel bandgrupo de percusión caribeño que utiliza bidones de metal
steel millfundición de acero
steel woolestropajo de acero
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to steel oneself to do somethingarmarse de valor para hacer algo
to steel oneself against somethingarmarse de valor para enfrentarse con algo
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steel [stiːl]
noun
1 (metal) acero (m)
to be made of steel ser de acero lit tran added, ok ser de bronce
nerves of steel nervios (m) de acero
to fight with cold steel luchar con armas blancas
2 (sharpener) chaira (f); eslabón (m); (for striking spark) eslabón (m)
transitive verb
to steel one's heart endurecer el corazón; to steel o.s. fortalecerse;against contra; to steel o.s. for sth cobrar ánimo para algo; to steel o.s. to do sth cobrar ánimo para hacer algo
modifier
de acero
steel band (n) (Mús) banda de percusión del Caribe
steel guitar (n) guitarra (f) de cordaje metálico
steel helmet (n) casco (m) (de acero)
steel industry (n) industria (f) siderúrgica
steel maker steel manufacturer (n) fabricante (m) de acero
steel mill (n) fundición (f); fundidora (f); (LAm)
steel tape (n) cinta (f) métrica de acero
steel wool (n) estropajo (m) de aluminio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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