something propelled or operated by steam, as a steamship.
a person or thing that steams.
a device, pot, or container in which something is steamed.
verb (used without object)
to travel by steamship.
water in the form of an invisible gas or vapor.
water changed to this form by boiling, extensively used for the generation of mechanical power, for heating purposes, etc.
the mist formed when the gas or vapor from boiling water condenses in the air.
an exhalation of a vapor or mist.
Informal. power or energy.
verb (used without object)
to emit or give off steam or vapor.
to rise or pass off in the form of steam or vapor.
to become covered with condensed steam, as a window or other surface (often followed by up).
to generate or produce steam, as in a boiler.
to move or travel by the agency of steam.
to move rapidly or evenly:
He steamed out of the room.
Informal. to be angry or show anger:
Fans are still steaming from Monday night’s sloppy 5-4 loss.
verb (used with object)
to expose to or treat with steam, as in order to heat, cook, soften, renovate, or the like.
to emit or exhale (steam or vapor).
Informal. to cause to become irked or angry (often followed by up).
to convey by the agency of steam:
to steam the ship safely into port.
heated by or heating with steam:
a steam radiator.
propelled by or propelling with a steam engine.
operated by steam.
a steam line.
bathed with or affected by steam.
of or relating to steam.
blow / let off steam, Informal. to give vent to one’s repressed emotions, especially by talking or behaving in an unrestrained manner:
Don’t take her remarks too seriously—she was just blowing off steam.
a boat or ship driven by steam engines
Also called steam box. an apparatus for steaming wooden beams and planks to make them pliable for shipbuilding
a vessel used to cook food by steam
(Austral, slang) a clash of sporting teams characterized by rough play
the gas or vapour into which water is changed when boiled
the mist formed when such gas or vapour condenses in the atmosphere
any vaporous exhalation
(informal) power, energy, or speed
get up steam
(of a ship, etc) to work up a sufficient head of steam in a boiler to drive an engine
(informal) to go quickly
(informal) let off steam, to release pent-up energy or emotions
under one’s own steam, without the assistance of others
(Austral, slang) cheap wine
(modifier) driven, operated, heated, powered, etc, by steam: a steam radiator
(modifier) treated by steam: steam ironed, steam cleaning
(modifier) (jocular) old-fashioned; outmoded: steam radio
to emit or be emitted as steam
(intransitive) to generate steam, as a boiler, etc
(intransitive) to move or travel by steam power, as a ship, etc
(intransitive) (informal) to proceed quickly and sometimes forcefully
to cook or be cooked in steam
(transitive) to treat with steam or apply steam to, as in cleaning, pressing clothes, etc
Water in its gaseous state, especially at a temperature above the boiling point of water (above 100°C, or 212°F, at sea level). See Note at vapor.
A mist of condensed water vapor.
steal someone blind
noun 1. a gift basket of fruit, sweets, and the like, often including champagne, sent to a person departing on a trip, especially by ship.
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noun 1. a coarse, heavy lap robe used by ship passengers sitting in deck chairs.