Iron I"ron, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ironed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ironing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; -- sometimes used with out. [1913 Webster]

2. To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff. ``Ironed like a malefactor.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.

{iron out differences} resolve differences; settle a dispute. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ironing — I ron*ing, n. 1. The act or process of smoothing, as clothes, with hot flatirons. [1913 Webster] 2. The clothes ironed. [1913 Webster] {Ironing board}, a flat board, upon which clothes are laid while being ironed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ironing — (n.) act of pressing and smoothing clothes with a heated flat iron, c.1710, from prp. of IRON (Cf. iron) (v.). Ironing board attested from 1843 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ironing — Ironing. См. Утонение листового материала при вытяжке. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • ironing — ► NOUN ▪ clothes and linen that need to be or have just been ironed …   English terms dictionary

  • ironing — [ī′ər niŋ] n. 1. the act or process of pressing cloth or clothes smooth or flat with a hot iron 2. cloth or clothes that are to be ironed or have been ironed …   English World dictionary

  • Ironing — For other uses, see Ironing (disambiguation). Woman ironing a shirt (Köln, Germany 1953). Ironing is the use of a heated tool (an iron) to remove wrinkles from fabric. The heating i …   Wikipedia

  • ironing — noun … OF IRONING ▪ pile (esp. BrE) ▪ There s a pile of ironing waiting to be done. VERB + IRONING ▪ do ▪ Who does the ironing in your house? …   Collocations dictionary

  • ironing — UK [ˈaɪə(r)nɪŋ] / US [ˈaɪrnɪŋ] noun [uncountable] a) the job of making clothes smooth with an iron do the ironing: If you do the ironing, I ll clean the bathroom. b) clothes that must be made smooth with an iron a huge pile of ironing …   English dictionary

  • ironing — noun a) The act of pressing clothes with an iron. I hate ironing. b) Laundry that has been washed and is ready to be ironed. I really should make a start on the ironing soon. See Also: iron …   Wiktionary

  • ironing — n. to do the ironing * * * [ aɪənɪŋ] to do the ironing …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ironing — i|ron|ing [ˈaıənıŋ US ər ] n [U] 1.) the activity of making clothes smooth with an iron ▪ I hate doing the ironing . 2.) clothes that are waiting to be ironed or have just been ironed ▪ I m tired and there s still a pile of ironing to do …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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