Mild steel

Mild steel
Mild Mild (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity. [1913 Webster]

The rosy morn resigns her light And milder glory to the noon. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

Adore him as a mild and merciful Being. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

{Mild steel}, or {Low steel}, steel that has but little carbon in it and is not readily hardened. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Soft; gentle; bland; calm; tranquil; soothing; pleasant; placid; meek; kind; tender; indulgent; clement; mollifying; lenitive; assuasive. See {Gentle}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mild steel — Steel Steel (st[=e]l), n. [AS. st[=e]l, st[=y]l, st[=y]le; akin to D. staal, G. stahl, OHG. stahal, Icel. st[=a]l, Dan. staal, Sw. st[*a]l, Old Prussian stakla.] 1. (Metal) A variety of iron intermediate in composition and properties between… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mild steel — ► NOUN ▪ steel containing a small percentage of carbon, that is strong and tough but not readily tempered …   English terms dictionary

  • Mild steel — Mild steel. См. Свариваемая сталь. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • mild steel — noun steel with less than 0.15% carbon • Syn: ↑low carbon steel, ↑soft cast steel • Hypernyms: ↑steel * * * noun : low carbon steel that contains usually 0.05 to 0.20 percent carbon, is soft and easily worked, and is used for structural purposes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mild steel —    Steel which contains only a small proportion of carbon. This is the kind of steel most commonly used for construction of large structures. Also see iron, metal, and weld …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • mild steel — low carbon steel, containing no more than 0.25 percent carbon. Also called soft steel. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • mild steel — /maɪld ˈstil/ (say muyld steel) noun a tough ductile form of steel containing between 0.12 and 0.25 per cent of carbon …   Australian English dictionary

  • mild steel — A type of steel with a low carbon content (0.1 0.25%), widely used in vehicle construction. See low carbon steel …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • mild steel — noun Date: 1850 a low carbon structural steel that is easily worked …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mild steel — kind of steel that is softer than average because of the lower percentage of carbon present …   English contemporary dictionary