What does steady mean?

Definitions for steady
ˈstɛd isteady

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word steady.

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"

Wiktionary

  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)

    slow

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

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

How to pronounce steady?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Larry Collmus:

    The pressure of calling the Kentucky Derby and the whole atmosphere of Kentucky Derby, it doesn't go down with experience, it seems to stay the same every year leading up to the race, with the sweaty palms, trying to steady the binoculars as much as you can.

  2. Harry Marra:

    She is just steady all the way through, if Brianne Theisen-Eaton is steady in Rio, I can guarantee you Brianne Theisen-Eaton's in the medals. Whether it is the gold, silver, bronze, I don't know.

  3. Jeffrey Kleintop:

    [ The market is ] unlikely to bottom until we see the peak in new virus cases, and we just don't know when that will be, we don't have anything for the market to hold onto to steady it.

  4. Hristo Nikolov:

    The other problem is that after Fakulteta was sealed off and information got out that probably many are infected there, many Roma who had steady jobs received calls from employers telling them not to show up at work at all.

  5. Henry Stimson:

    We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.

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