Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: steamer
IPA transcription: [st'imɚ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: steamer, steam
    Meaning: travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
Usage examples
  • You can drive, you know, or you can go by the little steamer."
  • From Panderma I started to cross to Thrace in a coasting steamer.
  • The arrival of the steamer at Fort Garry (Winnipeg) was celebrated with great rejoicing.
  • The British steamer Horace experienced the effect of the explosion when farther from land.
  • "So you say, consul," asked he for the twentieth time, "that this steamer is never behind time?"
  • The turbine-engine will be the main factor in working the approaching revolution in mail steamer construction.
  • I had my supper before leaving the steamer, so I had only to make a campfire, spread my blanket, and lie down.
  • When the steamer was off Flamborough Head the boilers commenced to leak, and the ship's fires were extinguished.
  • After the rice has browned a little, add the two together, turn into a rice boiler or steamer and cook until rice is tender.
  • A great sea-going steamer is a little world in itself, and gives one a glimpse of all sorts and conditions of people and characters.