The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic weight 55.9. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7.86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances.
- A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,535°C; boiling point 2,750°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6. See Table at element.
- An implement made of iron alloy or similar metal, especially a bar heated for use in branding, curling hair, or cauterizing.
- Great hardness or strength; firmness: a will of iron.
- Sports Any of a series of golf clubs having a bladelike metal head and numbered from one to nine in order of increasing loft.
- A metal appliance with a handle and a weighted flat bottom, used when heated to press wrinkles from fabric.
- A harpoon.
- Fetters; shackles.
- A tonic, pill, or other medication containing iron and taken as a dietary supplement.
- Made of or containing iron: iron bars; an iron alloy.
- Strong, healthy, and capable of great endurance: an iron constitution.
- Inflexible; unyielding: iron resolve.
- Holding tightly; very firm: has an iron grip.
- To press and smooth with a heated iron: iron clothes.
- To remove (creases) by pressing.
- To put into irons; fetter.
- To fit or clad with iron.
- To iron clothes.
- iron out To settle through discussion or compromise; work out.
- in irons Nautical Lying head to the wind and unable to turn either way.
- iron in the fire An undertaking or project in progress: has many irons in the fire this year.
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ഇരുമ്പ് - Irumpu ;കാഠിന്യം - Kaadinyam | Kadinyam ;ഇസ്തിരിപ്പെട്ടി - Isthirippetti ;കാരിരുമ്പ് - Kaarirumpu | Karirumpu ;രുക്മം - Rukmam ;മുണ്ഡായസം - Mundaayasam | Mundayasam ;