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Copper vs. Iron

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Coppernoun

(uncountable) A reddish-brown, malleable, ductile metallic element with high electrical and thermal conductivity, symbol Cu, and atomic number 29.

Ironnoun

(uncountable) A common, inexpensive metal, often black in color, that rusts, is attracted by magnets, and is used in making steel.

Coppernoun

(countable) Something made of copper.

Ironnoun

A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26 and symbol Fe.

Coppernoun

The reddish-brown colour/color of copper.

Ironnoun

Any material, not a steel, predominantly made of elemental iron.

‘wrought iron, ductile iron, cast iron, pig iron, gray iron’;

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Coppernoun

(countable) A copper coin.

Ironnoun

(countable) A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.

Coppernoun

A large pot, often used for heating water or washing clothes over a fire. In Australasia at least, it could also be a fixed installation made of copper, with a fire underneath and its own chimney. Generally made redundant by the advent of the washing machine.

‘Mum would heat the water in a copper in the kitchen and transfer it to the tin bath.’; ‘I explain that socks can’t be boiled up in the copper with the sheets and towels or they shrink.’;

Ironnoun

(usually plural, irons) Shackles.

Coppernoun

A police officer.

Ironnoun

(slang) A handgun.

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Copperadjective

Made of copper.

Ironnoun

(uncountable) A dark shade of the colour/color silver.

Copperadjective

Having the reddish-brown colour/color of copper.

Ironnoun

A male homosexual.

Copperverb

To sheathe or coat with copper.

Ironnoun

(golf) A golf club used for middle-distance shots.

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Coppernoun

A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze.

Ironnoun

(uncountable) Great strength or power.

Coppernoun

A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper.

‘My friends filled my pockets with coppers.’;

Ironadjective

(not comparable) Made of the metal iron.

Coppernoun

A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.

Ironadjective

(figuratively) Strong as of will, inflexible.

‘She had an iron will.’; ‘He held on with an iron grip.’; ‘an iron constitution’; ‘Iron men’;

Coppernoun

the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship's coppers.

‘All in a hot and copper sky.’;

Ironverb

(transitive) To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.

Copperverb

To cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper; as, to copper a ship.

Ironverb

To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.

Coppernoun

a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor

Ironverb

(transitive) To furnish or arm with iron.

‘to iron a wagon’;

Coppernoun

a copper penny

Ironnoun

The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic number 26, atomic weight 55.847. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7.86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances.

Coppernoun

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Ironnoun

An instrument or utensil made of iron; - chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc.

‘My young soldier, put up your iron.’;

Coppernoun

a reddish brown the color of polished copper

Ironnoun

Fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles.

‘Four of the sufferers were left to rot in irons.’;

Coppernoun

any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having copper colored wings

Ironnoun

Strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron.

Copperverb

coat with a layer of copper

Ironnoun

An iron-headed club with a deep face, chiefly used in making approaches, lifting a ball over hazards, etc.

Copper

Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity.

Ironadjective

Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust.

Ironadjective

Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness.

Ironadjective

Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.;

Ironadjective

Rude; hard; harsh; severe.

‘Iron years of wars and dangers.’; ‘Jove crushed the nations with an iron rod.’;

Ironadjective

Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution.

Ironadjective

Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will.

Ironadjective

Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious.

Ironverb

To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; - sometimes used with out.

Ironverb

To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.

Ironverb

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

Ironnoun

a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood

Ironnoun

a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

Ironnoun

metal shackles; for hands or legs

Ironnoun

implement used to brand live stock

Ironnoun

home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth

Ironverb

press and smooth with a heated iron;

‘press your shirts’;

Ironadjective

extremely robust;

‘an iron constitution’;

Iron

Iron () is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. It is a metal that belongs to the first transition series and group 8 of the periodic table.

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