Definitions for Steerstɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to guide the course of (something in motion) by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc.

    Category: Automotive

  2. to follow or pursue (a particular course).

  3. to direct the course of; guide.

  4. (v.i.)to direct the course of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, or the like, by the use of a rudder or other means.

    Category: Automotive

  5. to pursue a course of action.

  6. (of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, etc.) to be steered or guided in a particular direction or manner.

    Category: Automotive

  7. (n.)a suggestion about a course of action; tip.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for steer:

  1. steer clear of,to stay away from purposely; avoid.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of steer:

bef. 900; ME steren, OE stēoran, akin to stēor steering, guidance; c. OFris stiōra, stiūra, OHG stiuren, ON stȳra to steer, Go stiurjan to establish


steerstɪər(n.)(pl.)steers; steer.

  1. a male bovine that is castrated before sexual maturity, esp. one raised for beef.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

Origin of steer:

bef. 900; ME; OE stēor, c. MLG stēr, OHG stior, Go stiur

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(noun)

    an indication of potential opportunity

    "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

  2. bullock, steer(verb)

    castrated bull

  3. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise(verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  4. steer(verb)

    direct (oneself) somewhere

    "Steer clear of him"

  5. guide, steer(verb)

    be a guiding or motivating force or drive

    "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. steer(verb)ɪər

    to control the direction a vehicle moves in

    Can I steer (the boat)?

  2. steerɪər

    to influence what is said or done next

    I tried to steer the conversation away from the subject of marriage.

  3. steerɪər

    to gently push in a particular direction

    The security guard steered him toward the exit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steer(adj)

    a young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox

  2. Steer(verb)

    to castrate; -- said of male calves

  3. Steer(noun)

    to direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water

  4. Steer(verb)

    to direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course

  5. Steer(verb)

    to be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily

  6. Steer(verb)

    to conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action

  7. Steer(verb)

    a rudder or helm

  8. Steer(noun)

    a helmsman, a pilot


  1. Steer

    "Steer" is the first single from Missy Higgins' second album On a Clear Night. The song was released in Australia on 14 April 2007 and became #1 most added track in that same week. The CD single achieved the #1 spot on the Australian Singles Chart in the first week of its CD release. It is Higgins' second #1 single, her first being her debut single "Scar" from her first album The Sound of White. Higgins stated that the song was "about steers" and that she wrote it after overlooking the entire Southern Celestial Sphere from a bay in Western Australia. The song has a clean, upbeat feel with vocals that ascend into many high-pitched lyrics. It has instrument backings of acoustic guitar and drums. The song is available to listen to at the website of Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph. In March 2007, Higgins gave fans the exclusive opportunity to pre-order a personally signed copy of her single 'Steer' via SMS.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Steer' in Verbs Frequency: #1028

Translations for Steer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a young ox raised to produce beef.

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