Translation of iron in Spanish:


hierro, n.

Pronunciation /ˈaɪ(ə)rn/ /ˈʌɪən/

See Spanish definition of hierro


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    • 1.1(metal)

      hierro masculine
      fierro masculine Latin America
      a man/woman of iron un hombre/una mujer de hierro
      • as hard as iron (duro) como el acero
      • my muscles are as hard as iron tengo músculos de acero
      • the ground will be as hard as iron after all this frost la tierra va a estar como piedra después de esta helada
      • the Iron Age la Edad de Hierro
      • the Iron Lady la Dama de Hierro
      • This shining metal was not raw iron but hard steel, which bent the softer wrought-iron blades of the Gauls.
      • The use of certain essential materials such as iron, steel, copper, and industrial chemicals was either prohibited or restricted.
      • The resulting alloy is stronger and harder than iron or bronze.
      • Calcium, sulphur, magnesium, aluminium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
      • These are referred to as nuisance contaminants and include calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide.
      • Analysts also point to production overcapacity in motor vehicles and other raw materials like iron and steel and aluminium.
      • Mordants most commonly used in tissue staining are salts of aluminum, chromium, iron, potassium, and tungsten.
      • Slaves worked in all the metal crafts - iron, tin, copper, gold, and silver.
      • Elements on Earth such as oxygen, calcium, iron and gold came long ago from exploding stars such as this one.
      • Glauconite is close in composition to muscovite but has some iron, magnesium, sodium, and calcium.
      • Transportation equipment, machinery, cement and other building materials, iron, and steel are major imports of Somalia.
      • Their mining, processing, and manufacturing of iron, copper, bronze, lead, gold, and silver objects were on a par with the rest of the Roman world.
      • Iron ore is Austria's most important mineral resource, and metal and metal products, especially iron and steel, lead the manufacturing sector.
      • The magnetic properties of iron, the only metal with which can be magnetized.
      • A magnet is the device that attracts certain types of metals, like iron or steel.
      • Gold, silver, copper, aluminum, iron, etc., all have free electrons.
      • It results from the reaction of phosphorus with iron and aluminum in acidic soils, and calcium in alkaline soils.
      • Put your money in iron and steel, chemicals, or timber.
      • But materials such as iron, or cobalt have an unequal numbers of up and down electron spins and are magnetic.
      • Another important application of tin is tinplating, the process by which a thin coat of tin is laid down over the surface of steel, iron, or some other metal.

    • 1.2(in food)

      hierro masculine

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    (for clothes)
    plancha feminine
    • Using an electric iron, the sheets were pressed flat.
    • Omnabibi uses an electric iron for her creased clothes.
    • For the middle classes, the decline of domestic servants was facilitated by the rise of domestic appliances, such as cookers, electric irons and vacuum cleaners.
    • They hired home-economists, mainly women, to teach housewives how to use irons, electric stoves, and other appliances that depended on gas electricity.
    • Working section by section, smooth hair with a flat iron.
    • When used on already dry hair, a flat iron, explains Romero, locks in moisture, creating smooth and shiny locks while eliminating frizz.
    • Instead of a heated iron, the upper part of the base supports a pierced basket for charcoal.
    • Unfortunately, many shops selling computers also sell everything from electric irons to cookers, so you may find staff less than expert when it comes to the finer points of technology.
    • In addition to this there is always room for extra shelves in the hot press and wardrobes to keep smaller items such as irons, hairdryers, electric shavers.
    • I am on light electrical goods - irons, food mixers, shavers and the like.
    • It advertised washing machines, electric irons, and Pyrex casseroles.
    • Scattered around in interlinked systems are kettles, irons, a hot plate, mixers, electric fans, hairdryers and other household appliances.
    • You'll be driving along a lovely country road looking for wild flowers and admiring the scenery and there will be a huge pile of TVs, toasters, irons, computers, washing machines, fridges in a ditch.
    • The children are now left with only an electric iron and a pile of books.
    • Back then, a cowpoke would rope a steer, wrestle it to the ground, and a compatriot would use an iron heated over a campfire to burn a mark into the cow's hide.
    • And with an electric iron and electric lights, Mother has something to do to fill in her evenings.
    • The employees are not allowed to use electrical appliances like cookers, refrigerators and pressing irons for fear of overloading the system.
    • Many of the electrical goods we use today such as the electric iron, shaver, vacuum cleaner and washing machine were invented in the early part of the 20th century.
    • Many households in this decade acquired electric stoves, washing machines, irons, radios, and vacuum cleaners.
    • Smaller but still significant numbers of people buy electric irons and kitchen equipment.
  • 3branding iron

    • 3.1

      hierro de marcar masculine

    • 3.2(golf club)

      hierro masculine
      a seven iron un hierro siete
      • Could not drive straight, could not manipulate the ball with irons and had a putter that was so cold it might have dripped with ice.
      • Still, my thought is of the way Nicklaus seems to caress the golf ball with his irons - the balls stays longer on his clubface.
      • Consequently, players of average skill should find it easier to launch the golf ball higher with newer irons.
      • If you hit your driver too low and slice it, you might be better off driving with a fairway wood or even a middle iron to get the ball in play.
      • Practicing with a middle iron, position the ball slightly forward of the center of your stance.
      • With your irons, the ball should be a couple of inches inside your left heel, and the shaft should be pointing at your belt buckle.
      • He may not be improving off the tee, but lately he's been controlling his ball with his irons better than he has all year.
      • Resist the urge to cut it close with a longer iron to move the ball farther down the fairway.
      • Many amateurs shorten the backswing on short irons, then hit the ball as quickly and as hard as they can.
      • Using a 9 iron, the ball landed four feet in front of the hole and rolled right in.
      • Goosen then used a two iron to drive the ball under a tree and onto the lower tier of the 18th green.
      • It teaches you to make proper divots with your irons and results in a powerful, controlled ball flight.
      • You are better served carrying four or five woods, a putter and the rest irons.
      • Charles hits the ball vast distances with both his driver and his irons.
      • The best tip for long irons is to try to sweep the ball off the turf.
      • When you're going to hit a low tee shot, it's better to tee the ball low and use a driver instead of an iron.
      • Stads turns his shoulders at least 90 degrees on every full swing, irons and woods.
      • Having too flat a lie angle on an iron tends to send the ball right, because the clubface points right of the target.
      • From a good lie in short grass, there's plenty of loft on any short iron to get this done.
      • He was a great driver of the ball, but with his irons he didn't come down on a steep enough plane, and he hit these sweeping draws.

    • 3.3US slang (gun)

      pistola feminine
      pusca feminine Spain slang
      • Gradually the business changed to supplying shoe irons for blacksmiths and began making nails.
      • Small-scale manufacturers also often relied on local smiths to provide the iron parts they required, be it mill irons or parts for vehicles.

  • 4irons plural

    grilletes masculine
    grillos masculine
    • My military police personnel have never had to use leg cuffs, leg irons or hand irons or belly chains to move detainees.
    • Her feet were bound by irons, dress ripped ripped, and battered towards one side, while the other side draped down, just above the ankles.


  • 1

    (made of iron)
    (bar/bridge/railing) de hierro
  • 2

    (constitution) de hierro
    (constitution) fuerte como un roble
    (will/resolve) férreo
    (will/resolve) de hierro

transitive verb

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    (clothes/sheets) planchar
    • In fact, my mother and I also washed and ironed his clothes in case the Minister has forgotten that part of his story.
    • His face is scrubbed, his clothes are ironed and his hair is slicked down.
    • Even the man who ironed clothes near Jayashri's home was overawed and showed her new respect.
    • Damn, I should have ironed my clothes, there a mess; he must think I'm a slob.
    • His clothes were always ironed and as put together as anything you'd see on a store mannequin.
    • The last time Sue saw her son he was getting ready to go out on April 1 and she had ironed his shirt because he was in a rush.
    • I went to the room spare and ironed my shirt and my face and suddenly felt on top of the world.
    • Gabriel was suddenly sitting up so straight, I could have ironed a shirt on his back.
    • I knew by the look of it that Mother had starched and ironed the shirt, and his black pants too.
    • She was sitting up so straight that I could actually have ironed a shirt on her back.
    • Too hung over, he just ironed his suit and tried to make it look nice.
    • We washed the clothes, ironed them, put them back in their suitcases and sent them back off to America as soon as we could.
    • No longer attend work in clothes that have not been ironed, this is the sign of a slovenly worker, and thus a slovenly intellect.
    • As Carlo ironed my best Egyptian cotton sheets we were discussing Sandy's imminent visit.
    • I used to have people who hung up my clothes for me, and washed them and ironed them, and all that sort of stuff.
    • My clothes for tomorrow are actually ironed with the exception of the compulsory jacket-thing that is hung up drying.
    • Well, I think a white cotton shirt that is properly ironed and starched looks great.
    • Send your shirts away to be ironed; send your grass away to be cut.
    • Since it was a black shirt and Coke stains aren't visible, I still wore it, but ironed it again to dry it off.
    • Then he starched and ironed one half of the shirt, placed flat on his white-cotton clad ironing table.

intransitive verb

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    (person) planchar
    this shirt doesn't iron very easily esta camisa no es muy fácil de planchar