Definitions for steadyˈstɛd i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word steady
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stead•yˈstɛd i(adj.)stead•i•er, stead•i•est
(adj.)firmly placed or fixed; stable:
a steady ladder.
even or regular in movement:
a steady rhythm.
free from change, variation, or interruption; continuous.
constant, regular, or habitual:
a steady job.
free from excitement or agitation; calm:
a steady hand.
steadfast or unwavering; resolute:
a steady purpose.
settled, staid, or sober, as a person or habits.
(of a vessel) keeping nearly upright, as in a heavy sea.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(interj.)(used to urge someone to calm down or be under control.)
(a helm order to keep a vessel steady on its present heading.)
Category: Nautical, Navy
(n.)a person whom one dates exclusively; boyfriend or girlfriend.
a steady visitor, customer, or the like; habitué.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
(v.t.)to make or keep steady, as in position, movement, action, or character.
(v.i.)to become steady.
Idioms for steady:
go steady,to date one person exclusively.
Origin of steady:
1520–30; stead+ -y1
sweetheart, sweetie, steady, truelove(adj)
a person loved by another person
not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
"a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
firm, steady, unfluctuating(adj)
not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
"stocks are still firm"
securely in position; not shaky
"held the ladder steady"
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering(adj)
marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
"firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
relating to a person who does something regularly
"a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
not easily excited or upset
steady, calm, becalm(verb)
brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise(adverb)
support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
"brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
in a steady manner
"he could still walk steadily"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
regular and even
steady progress; a steady rhythm
not shaking or moving around
steady hands; I need a steady table to write on.
continuing for a long time
a steady job; a steady relationship
To stabilize something; to prevent from shaking.
smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions
regular and even
firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm
constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object
regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind
to make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute
to become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'steady' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3779
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'steady' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4301
Rank popularity for the word 'steady' in Adjectives Frequency: #497
Translations for steady
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(negative unsteady ) firmly fixed, balanced or controlled
The table isn't steady; You need a steady hand to be a surgeon.
- standvastig, gestadigAfrikaans
- ثابِت، راسِخ، مُتَّزِنArabic
- seguroPortuguese (BR)
- stabil; roligDanish
- σταθερός, στέρεοςGreek
- स्थिर, सुस्थिरHindi
- miran, nepomičanCroatian
- fermo, stabileItalian
- stabils; stingrsLatvian
- stø, sikkerNorwegian
- устойчивый; твёрдыйRussian
- trden, mirenSlovenian
- sabit, sallanmaz, titremezTurkish
- 穩固的，牢固的Chinese (Trad.)
- стійкий; міцнийUkrainian
- vững vàng, vững chắcVietnamese
- 稳固的，牢固的Chinese (Simp.)
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