steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
a position of leadership
"the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"
be at or take the helm of
"helm the ship"
The only named wind in the British Isles. Blows westward form the Pennine fells over Cumbria and is often accompanied by a line of clouds on top of the hills called the Helm Bar.
Origin: helma, from khelman = "handle"
see Haulm, straw
the apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone
the place or office of direction or administration
one at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director
to steer; to guide; to direct
a heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain
to cover or furnish with a helm or helmet
Origin: [OE. helme, AS. helma rudder; akin to D. & G. helm, Icel. hjlm, and perh. to E. helve.]
Helm, The Watcher, is a fictional deity in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Within the context of the game, Helm is known as the Vigilant One, the Great Guard, and The Watcher. God of guardians, protection and protectors, and worshiped by guards and paladins, he was long seen as a cold and focused deity who impartially took the role of defender and sometimes also enforcer. His activities in the Time of Troubles caused the folk of Faerûn to look differently on the Watcher.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
helm, n. the instrument by which a ship is steered: the station of management or government.—v.t. to direct.—n. Helm′age, guidance.—adj. Helm′less, of a ship, without a helm.—n. Helms′man, the one who steers. [A.S. helma; Ice. hjálm, a rudder, Gr. helm, a handle.]
helm, Helmet, hel′met, n. a covering of armour for the head: (bot.) the hooded upper lip of certain flowers.—adjs. Helmed, Hel′meted, furnished with a helmet.—n. Hel′met-shell, a genus of gasteropods having thick heavy shells with bold ridges: a cameo-shell. [A.S. helm—helan, to cover; Ger. helm.]
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The numerical value of HELM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of HELM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
The succession was well prepared. His arrival at the helm will mean a continuation of the strategy.
LDP lawmakers still believe they can win elections and they can garner voter support with Abe at the helm.
With Tidjane Thiam, a strong and distinguished leader with an impressive track record in the global financial services industry will take the helm of our bank.
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Translations for HELM
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- timóCatalan, Valencian
- Steuermann, Steuerruder, Steuer, Steuerung, Ruder, SteuerfrauGerman
- timón, timonelSpanish
- ruori, ruorimies, kippariFinnish
- stiùir, failm, falmadairScottish Gaelic
- temón, timónGalician
- кормила́р, кормилоMacedonian
- roerganger, helmstok, roer, stuurmanDutch
- timonă, cârmăRomanian
- штурва́л, рулево́йRussian
- kormilo, кормилоSerbo-Croatian
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