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Metals - synonyms or related words

aluminium

the British spelling of aluminum

aluminum

noun

a chemical element that is a light silver-colored metal. Its symbol is Al and it is used for making things such as pans for cooking.

barium

noun

a chemical element that is a soft silver-white metal. Its symbol is Ba.

bauxite

noun

an ore from which the metal aluminum is obtained

brass

noun

a shiny yellow metal that is used for making musical instruments and objects such as door handles. It is a mixture of copper and zinc

bronze

noun

a hard brown metal used for making statues and objects for decoration. It is made by mixing copper and tin.

cadmium

noun

a chemical element that is a metal and is used, for example, in making batteries

cast iron

noun

very hard iron that breaks easily. It is made into objects by being heated and poured into molds.

chrome

noun

a hard metal alloy (=a combination of different metals) used for covering other metals to make them shiny

chromium

noun

a chemical element that is a hard white metal. Its symbol is Cr and it is used for making alloys and for putting a hard shiny covering on other metals.

cobalt

noun

a chemical element that is a hard silver-white metal. Its symbol is Co and it is used in alloys and for making things blue.

copper

noun

a chemical element that is a red-brown metal. Its symbol is Cu and it is used especially for making wire or pipes.

fool’s gold

noun

a yellow metal that looks like gold

gold

noun

chemistry

a chemical element that is a valuable yellow metal. Its symbol is Au and it is used to guarantee the value of currencies and for making jewelry.

gunmetal

noun

a dull gray metal made from copper, tin, and zinc

iron

noun

a hard heavy metal that is a common element. It is used for making steel and is also used in many types of machine and building structures.

lead

noun

chemistry

a chemical element that is a soft heavy gray metal. Its symbol is Pb and it was used especially in the past for making pipes, covering roofs, and in paint.

lithium

noun

chemistry

a chemical element that is a very soft silver-white metal. It is lighter than all other metals and its symbol is Li.

lodestone

noun

a type of iron that attracts other iron or steel

magnesium

noun

a chemical element that is a light gray metal. Magnesium burns very brightly and is used in photography and for making fireworks.

magnet

noun

physics

a piece of metal that can make iron or steel objects come to it so that they seem to stick to it

manganese

noun

a chemical element that is a hard gray metal. Its symbol is Mn and it is used for making steel and glass.

mercury

noun

a silver liquid metal element that is used in thermometers (=pieces of equipment that measure temperature)

nickel

noun

chemistry

a chemical element that is a hard silver metal. Its symbol is Ni.

pewter

noun

a gray metal made by mixing lead and tin, used in the past for making plates, cups, and other objects

pig iron

noun

iron that has not been treated to make it more pure

platinum

noun

a chemical element that is a silver-gray metal. It is used in industry and for making expensive jewelry and its symbol is Pt.

potassium

noun

a chemical element that is a soft white metal. It is used, combined with other substances, for making soap and fertilizer and its symbol is K.

pyrites

noun

a hard substance found in rock that is a mixture of sulfur (=a yellow element) and a metal, especially iron. It is also known as fool’s gold because it looks very much like gold.

quicksilver

noun

old-fashioned

mercury

silver

noun

chemistry

a chemical element that is a light-gray shiny metal. It is used for making jewelry, coins, silverware, etc. and its symbol is Ag.

sodium

noun

a chemical element that is a silver-white metal, usually found combined with other chemicals

stainless steel

noun

steel that has been treated to stop rust from forming on its surface, used for making knives, tools, and other things

steel

noun

a strong metal made from a mixture of iron and carbon

sterling

noun

silver of a standard quality

strontium

noun

a chemical element that is a soft gray metal, with the symbol Sr. Strontium burns easily and is used in fireworks.

superconductor

noun

a metal that allows electricity to pass through it without any resistance at very low temperatures

tin

noun

chemistry

a soft light silver metal, often used for covering iron or steel. Tin is a chemical element.

tinplate

noun

flat pieces of iron or steel covered with tin

titanium

noun

a strong light and expensive white metal that is a chemical element

tungsten

noun

a chemical element that is a very hard gray metal. It is used for making steel and its symbol is W.

uranium

noun

a chemical element that is a metal and is used for producing nuclear energy because it is radioactive

wrought iron

noun

iron used for making things such as fences and gates, especially for decoration

zinc

noun

a chemical element that is a blue-white metal

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crafternoon

an afternoon full of crafts

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