Definitions for veervɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to change direction or turn aside; shift or change from one course, position, etc., to another.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (of the wind) to change direction clockwise Naut. to shift to a direction more nearly astern

    Category: Nautical

    Ref: (opposed to back ).; (opposed to haul ).

  3. (v.t.)to alter the direction of; turn.

  4. to turn (a vessel) away from the wind.

    Category: Nautical

  5. (n.)a change of position, course, etc.

Origin of veer:

1575–85; < MF virer to turn 蠐 L vibrāre; see vibrate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

  2. veer(verb)

    shift to a clockwise direction

    "the wind veered"


  1. veer(Noun)


  2. veer(Verb)

    to change direction or course suddenly; to swerve

  3. veer(Verb)

    to change direction in a clockwise direction if in the Northern Hemisphere, or in a counterclockwise direction if in the Southern Hemisphere

  4. veer(Verb)

    to shift aft

  5. veer(Verb)

    to change direction into the wind; to wear ship

  6. veer(Verb)

    to turn

  7. Origin: From the virer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veer(verb)

    to change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north

  2. Veer(verb)

    to direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel


  1. Veer

    The Veer is an option running play often associated with option offenses in American football, made famous at the collegiate level by Bill Yeoman's Houston Cougars. It is currently run primarily on the high school level, with some usage at the collegiate and the professional level where the Veer's blocking scheme has been modified as part of the Zone Blocking system. The Veer is an effective ball control offense that can help minimize mismatches in a game for a team. However, it can lead to turnovers with pitches and handoff option reads.

Anagrams of veer

  1. Ever

Translations for veer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to change direction suddenly

The car veered across the road to avoid hitting a small boy.

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