iron [{{t}}'aɪən]
1 adjective
(a) (made of, containing iron) de fer, en fer
(b) {{}}figurative{{}} (strong) de fer, d'acier;
iron discipline une discipline de fer;
an iron hand or fist in a velvet glove une main de fer dans un gant de velours
2 transitive verb
(laundry) repasser
3 intransitive verb
(laundry) se repasser
4 noun
(a) (metal) fer m;
made of iron de ou en fer;
she has a will of iron elle a une volonté de fer;
the iron and steel industry la sidérurgie;
(as) hard as iron dur comme ou aussi dur que le fer
(b) (in diet) fer m;
spinach has a high iron content les épinards contiennent beaucoup de fer
(c) (for laundry) fer m (à repasser);
your shirt needs an iron ta chemise a besoin d'un coup de fer ou d'être repassée
(d) (tool, appliance) fer m;
to have many irons in the fire avoir plusieurs fers au feu
(e) {{}}Golf{{}} (golf club) fer m;
a five iron un fer cinq
(f) {{}}South of England{{}} {{}}very familiar{{}} (rhyming slang iron hoof = poof) pédale f, tantouze f, tapette f
(g) {{}}Horseriding{{}} (of stirrup) étrier m
5 irons plural noun
(chains) fers mpl;
clap them in irons! mettez-les aux fers!
►► the Iron Age l'âge m du fer;
an Iron Age tool un outil de l'âge du fer;
iron bar barre f de fer;
iron bridge pont m en fer;
{{}}History{{}} Iron Chancellor chancelier m de fer;
the Iron Curtain le rideau de fer;
the Iron Curtain countries les pays mpl de l'Est;
{{}}Medicine{{}} iron deficiency carence f en fer;
{{}}familiar{{}} {{}}Technology{{}} iron fairy grue f;
iron filings limaille f de fer;
iron foundry fonderie f (de fonte);
an iron grating une grille en fer;
{{}}American{{}} {{}}History{{}} the iron horse = la locomotive;
{{}}British{{}} {{}}Politics{{}} the Iron Lady la Dame de Fer (surnom donné à Margaret Thatcher);
{{}}Medicine{{}} iron lung poumon m d'acier;
iron maiden = instrument de torture consistant en un coffre à l'intérieur parsemé de pointes, dans lequel on place la victime;
{{}}Mineralogy{{}} iron ore minerai m de fer;
{{}}Mineralogy{{}} iron oxide oxyde m de fer;
iron pyrites {{}}Mineralogy{{}} pyrite f (de fer);
{{}}Golf{{}} iron shot coup m de fer;
{{}}Industry{{}} Iron and Steel Trades Confederation = syndicat britannique des ouvriers de la sidérurgie;
{{}}Medicine{{}} iron tablet comprimé m de fer;
an iron will une volonté de fer
iron out separable transitive verb
(a) (crease) enlever au fer
(b) {{}}figurative{{}} (problem, difficulty) aplanir;
have you ironed out your differences? est-ce que vous avez résolu vos différends?
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