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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

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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  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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Benjamin Gedan:

    Her public support has remained steady for years, even as mountains of evidence of misconduct have come to light.

  2. Kamala Harris:

    I am not going to ride that roller coaster, i don't ride the polls when they're high, I don't ride them when they're low. We are just steady.

  3. Christopher Chabot:

    It's difficult because the blood is crucial for human health issues but the biomedical industry needs to keep the population steady, we suggest decreasing the time they are out of water, and maintaining an ambient temperature for transportation ... there is a lesser mortality rate if you keep them cool.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I give them out to kids. Slow, steady progress -- that's what that means, i have a bunch of turtles. I got the little baby Jesus, I got my rosary beads and I got three turtles.

  5. Chuck Canterbury:

    When will our nation wake up and face that the steady increase of attacks on law enforcement is making all of us less safe, enough is enough!

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