Iron in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is iron a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word iron is a Scrabble US word. The word iron is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

I1R1O1N1

Is iron a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word iron is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

I1R1O1N1

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Yes. The word iron is a Words With Friends word. The word iron is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Iron

You can make 14 words from 'iron' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'iron'

INRO 4IRON 4
NOIR 4NORI 4
ROIN 4 

3 letters words from 'iron'

ION 3NOR 3
RIN 3 

2 letters words from 'iron'

IN 2IO 2
NO 2OI 2
ON 2OR 2

All 4 letters words made out of iron

iron rion iorn oirn roin orin irno rino inro niro rnio nrio ionr oinr inor nior onir noir roni orni rnoi nroi onri nori

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word iron. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in iron.

Definitions and meaning of iron

iron

Etymology

From Middle English iren, from Old English īsern, īsærn, īren, īsen, from Proto-Germanic *īsarną (iron), from Proto-Celtic *īsarnom (iron), a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésh₂r̥ (blood).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈaɪən/
    • Homophone: ion
  • (General American) enPR: ī'ərn, IPA(key): /ˈaɪɚn/
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /ˈaɪɹən/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)n

Noun

iron (countable and uncountable, plural irons)

  1. (uncountable) A common, inexpensive metal, silvery grey when untarnished, that rusts, is attracted by magnets, and is used in making steel.
  2. (uncountable, physics, chemistry, metallurgy) A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26 and symbol Fe.
  3. (uncountable, countable, metallurgy) Any material, not a steel, predominantly made of elemental iron.
  4. (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.
  5. (usually plural, irons) Shackles.
  6. (slang) A firearm, either a long gun or a handgun.
    • 1948, Treasure of the Sierra Madre
      Ah, throw that old iron over here! We'll pick it up and go on our way.
  7. (uncountable) A dark shade of the colour/color silver.
  8. (Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from iron hoof, rhyming with poof; countable, offensive) A male homosexual.
  9. (golf) A golf club used for middle-distance shots.
  10. (uncountable, figuratively) Used as a symbol of great strength or toughness, or to signify a very strong or tough material.
    a will of iron
    He appeared easygoing, but inside he was pure iron.
  11. (weightlifting) Weight used as resistance for the purpose of strength training.
  12. A safety curtain in a theatre.
  13. (military, slang) Dumb bombs, those without guidance systems.

Quotations

  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:iron.

Synonyms

  • (metallic chemical element): ferrum
  • (tool for pressing clothing): flatiron (old-fashioned), smoothing iron (old-fashioned), clothes iron
  • (shackles): shackles
  • (homosexual): poof, queer
  • (strength or power): energy, force

Hypernyms

  • (metallic chemical element): chemical element, metal; atom
  • (tool for pressing clothing): tool, mechanical device
  • (shackles): restraint
  • (handgun): weapon
  • (dark shade of silver): colour, color; shade; silver
  • (strength or power): force, might, energy

Hyponyms

  • (shackles): leg irons
  • (golf club): driving iron, long iron, short iron, 1-iron, 2-iron, 3-iron, 4-iron, 5-iron, 6-iron, 7-iron, 8-iron, 9-iron,
  • (strength or power): ironman
  • (tool for pressing clothing): box iron, charcoal iron, clothes iron, flatiron

Meronyms

  • (parts or members of metallic chemical element): electron, neutron, proton

Holonyms

  • (metallic chemical element): molecule (sometimes)

Coordinate terms

  • (tool for pressing clothing): clothes press, mangle

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

See iron/translations § Noun.

Adjective

iron (not comparable)

  1. (not comparable) Made of the metal iron.
  2. (figuratively) Strong (as of will), inflexible.
    Synonyms: adamant, adamantine, brassbound

Hypernyms

  • (made of the metal iron): metal, metallic

Hyponyms

  • (made of the metal iron): wrought-iron

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • ferrous, ferric

Verb

iron (third-person singular simple present irons, present participle ironing, simple past and past participle ironed)

  1. (transitive) To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.
  3. (transitive) To furnish or arm with iron.

Synonyms

  • (to pass an iron over): press

Coordinate terms

  • (to pass an iron over): mangle

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Japanese: アイロン (airon)

Translations

See also

Further reading

  • “Iron” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • “iron”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.

Anagrams

  • Orin, RINO, Rion, inro, inrō, noir, nori, roin

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Noun

iron

  1. accusative singular of iro

Japanese

Romanization

iron

  1. Rōmaji transcription of いろん

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a metallic element.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)