Iron Age
noun Date: 1865 the period of human culture characterized by the smelting of iron and its use in industry beginning somewhat before 1000 B.C. in western Asia and Egypt

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  • Iron age — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), a. [AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen. See {Iron}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness. [1913 Webster] 3. Like iron in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iron Age — n the Iron Age the period of time about 3000 years ago when iron was first used for making tools, weapons etc →↑Bronze Age, ↑Stone Age …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Iron Age — n. 1. a phase of many human cultures, often following a Bronze Age, characterized by the introduction and development of iron tools and weapons; specif., in Europe beginning c. 1000 B.C. 2. Gr. & Rom. Myth. the last and worst age of the world,… …   English World dictionary

  • Iron Age — 1590s, originally from Greek and Roman mythology, the last and worst age of the world; the archaeological sense of period in which humans used iron tools and weapons is from 1879 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Iron Age — ► NOUN ▪ a period that followed the Bronze Age, when weapons and tools came to be made of iron …   English terms dictionary

  • Iron Age — This article is about the historical / archaeological period known as the Iron Age. For the mythological Iron Age, see Ages of Man. Iron Age This box: view · talk · …   Wikipedia

  • Iron Age — 1. the period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, marked by the use of implements and weapons made of iron. 2. (l.c.) Class. Myth. the present age, following the bronze age; the last and worst of the four ages …   Universalium

  • Iron Age — N PROPER: the N The Iron Age was a period of time which began when people started making things from iron about three thousand years ago. ...the remains of an Iron Age fort …   English dictionary

  • Iron Age — the Iron Age the period of time about 3000 years ago when iron was first used for making tools, weapons etc compare Bronze Age, Stone Age …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Iron Age — noun Iron Age is used before these nouns: ↑fort …   Collocations dictionary

  • Iron Age — I′ron Age n. 1) ara the period in the history of humankind, following the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, marked by the use of implements and weapons made of iron: in Europe generally regarded as extending from the first millennium b.c. to the… …   From formal English to slang

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