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Noun steel has 3 senses
  1. steel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
    --1 is a kind of
    alloy, metal
    --1 has substances: iron, Fe, atomic number 26; pearlite
    --1 has particulars:
     alloy steel; austenitic steel; case-hardened steel; carbon steel; crucible steel; Damascus steel, Damask steel; chisel steel; hard steel; medium steel; mild steel, low-carbon steel, soft-cast steel; quenched steel; structural steel
    Derived form: verb steel2
  2. sword, blade, brand, steel - a cutting or thrusting weapon with a long blade
    --2 is a kind of weapon, arm, weapon system
    --2 has parts:
     blade; foible; forte; haft, helve; hilt; point, tip, peak
    --2 has particulars:
     backsword; broadsword; cavalry sword, saber, sabre; cutlas, cutlass; Excalibur; falchion; fencing sword; rapier, tuck
  3. steel - knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod
    --3 is a kind of
Verb steel has 2 senses
  1. steel, nerve - get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
    --1 is one way to brace, poise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. steel - cover, plate, or edge with steel
    --2 is one way to
    Derived form: noun steel1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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