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Definitions for steady
ˈstɛd isteady

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweetheart, sweetie, steady, trueloveadjective

    a person loved by another person

  2. steadyadjective

    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, unfluctuatingadjective

    not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall

    "stocks are still firm"

  4. steadyadjective

    securely in position; not shaky

    "held the ladder steady"

  5. firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwaveringadjective

    marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable

    "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

  6. regular, steadyadjective

    relating to a person who does something regularly

    "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"

  7. steadyverb

    not easily excited or upset

    "steady nerves"

  8. steady, calm, becalmverb

    make steady

    "steady yourself"

  9. brace, steady, stabilize, stabiliseadverb

    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, steadyadverb

    in a steady manner

    "he could still walk steadily"

Wiktionary

  1. steadyverb

    To stabilize something; to prevent from shaking.

  2. steadyadjective

    smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions

  3. steadyadjective

    regular and even

  4. steadyadjective

    slow

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Steadyadjective

    Etymology: stædig , Saxon.

    Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute. Philip Sidney.

    He sails ’tween worlds and worlds with steady wing. John Milton.

    Steer the bounding bark with steady toil,
    When the storm thickens and the billows boil. Alexander Pope.

    Now clear I understand,
    What oft my steadiest thoughts have search’d in vain. John Milton.

    Steady to my principles, and not dispirited with my afflictions, I have, by the blessing of God, overcome all difficulties. John Dryden, Æneid.

    A clear sight keeps the understanding steady. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steadynoun

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

  2. Steadynoun

    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. Steadynoun

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

  4. Steadyverb

    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. Steadyverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Steady

    sted′i, adj. (comp. Stead′ier, superl. Stead′iest) firm in standing or in place: fixed: stable: constant: resolute: consistent: regular: uniform: sober, industrious.—v.t. to make steady: to make or keep firm:—pa.t. and pa.p. stead′ied.n. a rest or support, as for the hand, a tool, or a piece of work.—adv. Stead′ily.—n. Stead′iness.—adj. Stead′y-gō′ing, of steady habits or action. [A.S. stæððigstæð, stead, bank; Ger. stätig, continual.]

Editors Contribution

  1. steady

    Balanced, controlled and secure in position.

    The aircraft was steady the whole flight over the ocean and we were very grateful.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 17, 2017  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steady in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steady in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of steady in a Sentence

  1. Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama:

    We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness

  2. Yu Jun:

    After two weeks of steady rebound, both foreign investors and domestic institutions are gradually taking profits, increasing selling pressure.

  3. Polly Whitney:

    Misanthropes need people without a steady supply, the misanthrope cannot fully apply his art.

  4. Aaron Engen:

    There's a lot of investor interest in putting cash flow to work in infrastructure, in this environment, the steady, predictable cash flow and growth make these offerings pretty attractive.

  5. James Stavridis:

    We are in danger of stumbling backward into a Cold War that is to no ones advantage, without steady, political-level engagement between the defense establishments, the risk of a true new Cold War rises steadily.

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