Bessemer

biographical name
Bes·​se·​mer | \ ˈbe-sə-mər How to pronounce Bessemer (audio) \

Definition of Bessemer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Sir Henry 1813–1898 English engineer

Bessemer

geographical name
Bes·​se·​mer | \ ˈbe-sə-mər How to pronounce Bessemer (audio) \

Definition of Bessemer (Entry 2 of 2)

city in north central Alabama population 27,456

Comments on Bessemer

What made you want to look up Bessemer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a calculated move

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!