Definitions for steadyˈstɛd i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stead•yˈstɛd i(adj.)stead•i•er, stead•i•est

  1. (adj.)firmly placed or fixed; stable:

    a steady ladder.

  2. even or regular in movement:

    a steady rhythm.

  3. free from change, variation, or interruption; continuous.

  4. constant, regular, or habitual:

    a steady job.

  5. free from excitement or agitation; calm:

    steady nerves.

  6. firm; unfaltering:

    a steady hand.

  7. steadfast or unwavering; resolute:

    a steady purpose.

  8. settled, staid, or sober, as a person or habits.

  9. (of a vessel) keeping nearly upright, as in a heavy sea.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  10. (interj.)(used to urge someone to calm down or be under control.)

  11. (a helm order to keep a vessel steady on its present heading.)

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  12. (n.)a person whom one dates exclusively; boyfriend or girlfriend.

    Category: Informal

  13. a steady visitor, customer, or the like; habitué.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  14. (v.t.)to make or keep steady, as in position, movement, action, or character.

  15. (v.i.)to become steady.

    Category: Informal

  16. (adv.)steadily.

Idioms for steady:

  1. go steady,to date one person exclusively.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of steady:

1520–30; stead+ -y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweetheart, sweetie, steady, truelove(adj)

    a person loved by another person

  2. steady(adj)

    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"

  3. firm, steady, unfluctuating(adj)

    not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall

    "stocks are still firm"

  4. steady(adj)

    securely in position; not shaky

    "held the ladder steady"

  5. 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"

  6. regular, steady(adj)

    relating to a person who does something regularly

    "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"

  7. steady(verb)

    not easily excited or upset

    "steady nerves"

  8. steady, calm, becalm(verb)

    make steady

    "steady yourself"

  9. 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"

  10. steadily, steady(adverb)

    in a steady manner

    "he could still walk steadily"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. steady(adjective)ˈstɛd i

    regular and even

    steady progress; a steady rhythm

  2. steadyˈstɛd i

    not shaking or moving around

    steady hands; I need a steady table to write on.

  3. steadyˈstɛd i

    continuing for a long time

    a steady job; a steady relationship


  1. steady(Verb)

    To stabilize something; to prevent from shaking.

  2. steady(Adjective)

    smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions

  3. steady(Adjective)

    regular and even

  4. steady(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Steady(noun)

    firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm

  2. Steady(noun)

    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

  3. Steady(noun)

    regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind

  4. Steady(verb)

    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

  5. Steady(verb)

    to become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'steady' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3779

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'steady' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4301

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'steady' in Adjectives Frequency: #497

Anagrams of steady

  1. stayed

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.

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