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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say steady in sign language?

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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. Jeb Bush:

    I'm not going to get my foreign policy based on watching the shows or say 'don't worry about it, I'll figure it out later.' You need a president with a steady hand because this is a dangerous world.

  2. Turner:

    As successive terminal moraines result form successive glaciations, so each frontier leaves its traces behind it, and when it becomes a settled area the region still partakes of the frontier characteristics. Thus the advance of the frontier has meant a steady movement away from the influence of Europe, a steady growth of independence on American lines.”

  3. Quincy Krosby:

    Is there an all clear signal for the broader market ? No. You're going to have to take things quarter by quarter, that's why it will be important to focus on quality companies with strong cash flows and steady dividends.

  4. David Rothschild:

    Jeb Bush has been steady at the top at between 45 percent and 40 percent, where he is now. He certainly hasn't fallen off noticeably.

  5. Bertrand Grabowski:

    The question is whether or not Bombardier will be successful in raising prices, for this to happen, it needs a few conditions and one of them is a steady growth market.

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