Definition of Steam

1. Noun. Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere.

Specialized synonyms: Live Steam
Generic synonyms: Vapor, Vapour

2. Verb. Travel by means of steam power. "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
Exact synonyms: Steamer
Category relationships: Navigation, Pilotage, Piloting
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Steamer, Steamer

3. Verb. Emit steam. "The rain forest was literally steaming"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Give Off, Give Out

4. Verb. Rise as vapor.
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise

5. Verb. Get very angry. "Her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
Generic synonyms: Anger, See Red

6. Verb. Clean by means of steaming. "Steam-clean the upholstered sofa"
Exact synonyms: Steam Clean
Generic synonyms: Clean, Make Clean

7. Verb. Cook something by letting steam pass over it. "The chefs steam the vegetables"; "Just steam the vegetables"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Cook
Derivative terms: Steamer, Steamer

Definition of Steam

1. n. The elastic, aëriform fluid into which water is converted when heated to the boiling points; water in the state of vapor.

2. v. i. To emit steam or vapor.

3. v. t. To exhale.

Definition of Steam

1. Noun. The vapor formed when water changes from liquid phase to gas phase. ¹

2. Noun. Pressurized water vapour used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical energy. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) Internal energy for motive power. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) Pent-up anger. ¹

5. Noun. A steam-powered vehicle. ¹

6. Noun. Travel by means of a steam-powered vehicle ¹

7. Verb. (cooking transitive) To cook with steam ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To produce or vent steam. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) To become angry; to fume; to be incensed. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To make angry. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To be covered with condensed water vapor. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To travel by means of steam power. ¹

13. Verb. (figuratively or literally) To move with great or excessive purposefulness. ¹

14. Adjective. Old-fashioned; from before the digital age. ¹

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Definition of Steam

1. to expose to steam (water in the form of vapor) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steam

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steam boilers
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Literary usage of Steam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"To prevent the comparatively cool feed water from entering any of the tubes in which steam is generated, these tubes are caused to project at least eight ..."

2. Annual Report (1903)
"Gas Fitters, steam United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, ... Fitters and steam Fitters' Helpers No. 198 Fitters and steam Fitters' Helpers No. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"steam JACKET, a space filled with steam surrounding the cylinder of a steam- ... In the same year Burstall and Hill made a steam-carriage in which the ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"II Collier's 56:24-5 Ja 22 '16 See also Monuments; Sculpture steam Conveying and applying concrete by steam. steam requirements for power and heating. ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"11 Scl Am 117:305 steam from earth's Interior drives engines. ... See Automobiles, steam steam boilers. See Boilers steam engines О 27 '17 New type of steam ..."

6. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"The largest steam vessels then registered in the port were, ... Dundee, Perth, and London steam Ship Co 5 .. British and Irish steam ..."

7. Annual Report (1902)
"United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters, steam Fitters aud steam Fitters' Helpers No. 7. United Association of Journeymen ..."

8. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"steam Action.— To understand the action of the steam in a modern locomotive ... A good fire is burning on the grates, the steam pressure is up to maximum ..."

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