steel-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: a metal which is an iron alloy, commonly used in construction

Commentary: STEEL[+substance][+metal][+alloy]

The steel used in the Titanic was somewhat more brittle than modern steel.
The I-beams on that skyscraper are all made of steel.
We enjoyed listening to the steel band.
Bob has a steel plate in his head.
Use some steel wool to clean that screen.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a sword or blade

Commentary: STEEL[+artifact][+weapon][+sword]

The duelists flashed their steels at each other.
The knight drove his steel into the heart of his enemy.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a metal rod used to sharpen knives

Commentary: STEEL[+artifact][+tool][+sharpener]

I found a steel in a drawer to sharpen the kitchen knives with.
The steel hangs on a hook next to the copper pots.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the manufacturing industry that produces steel

Commentary: STEEL[+industry][+manufacturing]

Some cities never recovered economically after their steel mills went overseas.
The auto makers are at odds with big steel over the rising costs.
The steel industry supports the regulatory trade measures.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4a

Sense Number 5: shares of stock in a steel company

Commentary: STEEL[+quantity][+share][+corporation][+manufacturing]

He has a third of his stock in steel.
My broker's advice was to sell steel and buy gold.
Shares of United Steel were up 15 and a quarter today.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4b

Sense Number 6: a quality of strength or hardness

Commentary: STEEL[+quality][+strength]

Sally has nerves of steel.
He exhibited a will of steel when it came to his training for the marathon.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3