Definition of Steely

1. Adjective. Resembling steel as in hardness. "Steely nerves like those of a steeplejack"

Similar to: Hard



2. Adjective. Resembling steel in hardness.
Similar to: Hard
Derivative terms: Steel

Definition of Steely

1. a. Made of steel; consisting of steel.

Definition of Steely

1. Adjective. having qualities resembling those of steel; hard, resolute, sometimes firm ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steely

1. resembling steel [adj STEELIER, STEELIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steely

steelmaking
steelmakings
steelman
steelmen
steelpan
steelpans
steels
steelware
steelwares
steelwool
steelwork
steelworker
steelworkers
steelworking
steelworks
steely (current term)
steely-eyed
steely-eyed missile man
steely-eyed missile men
steelyard
steelyards
steem
steemed
steeming
steems
steen
steenbok
steenboks
steenbuck
steenbucks

Literary usage of Steely

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... the steely point Under the brain went onward ; white the bones Scatter'd, and all the teeth came shatter'd forth ; His eyeballs fill'd with blood ..."

2. The American Probate Reports: Containing Recent Cases of General Value by William Whitehead Ladd, Charles Fisk Beach, Abraham Adolf Greenhoot (1881)
"steely, Viola L. steely, Margaret E. steely, and the plaintiff, Carrie D. steely, as his only heirs; that John D. steely died seized in fee of certain lands ..."

3. The American Probate Reports: Containing Recent Cases of General Value (1881)
"Carrie D. steely, as his only heirs; that John D. steely died seized in fee of certain lands in Fountain county, Indiana, which are described, ..."

4. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1907)
"... to 43759 J ' 36824 ( -205; -064 Bars cut out of large I , »„- fnr<rin<rs f 33,"°° il. STEEL AND steely IRON. (See alao pp. 587 and 793. ..."

5. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1881)
"I give and bequeath to my wife, Mary steely, all my real and ... Nothing above said is intended to take from my said wife, Mary steely, the right to hold in ..."

6. A Manual of Machinery and Millwork by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1880)
"The term "steely iron" or "semi-steel" may be applied to compounds of iron with less than 0'5 per cent, of carbon. They are intermediate in hardness and ..."

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