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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a wheel or tiller by which a ship is steered. the entire steering apparatus of a ship. the angle with the fore-and-aft line made by a rudder when turned:

    15-degree helm.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. the place or post of control:

    A stern taskmaster was at the helm of the company.

  3. (v.t.)to steer; direct.

Origin of helm:

bef. 900; ME helme, OE helma, c. OHG helmo, halmo handle, ON hjalm rudder


  1. a medieval helmet, formed as a single cylindrical piece with a flat or raised top, completely enclosing the head.

    Category: Heraldry

  2. (v.t.)to furnish with a helm.

    Category: Heraldry

Origin of helm:

bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OFris, OS, OHG helm, ON hjālmr, Go hilms; akin to OE helan to cover. See hull1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. helm(noun)

    steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

  2. helm(verb)

    a position of leadership

    "the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"

  3. helm(verb)

    be at or take the helm of

    "helm the ship"


  1. Helm(ProperNoun)

    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.

  2. Origin: helma, from khelman = "handle"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helm(noun)

    see Haulm, straw

  2. Helm(noun)

    the apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone

  3. Helm(noun)

    the place or office of direction or administration

  4. Helm(noun)

    one at the place of direction or control; a steersman; hence, a guide; a director

  5. Helm(noun)

    a helve

  6. Helm(verb)

    to steer; to guide; to direct

  7. Helm(noun)

    a helmet

  8. Helm(noun)

    a heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain

  9. Helm(verb)

    to cover or furnish with a helm or helmet


  1. Helm

    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.

Translations for HELM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the wheel or handle by which a ship is steered

He asked me to take the helm (= steer the ship).

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