What does steady mean?

Definitions for steady
ˈstɛd isteady

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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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    Karen
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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. Patrick Murray:

    People are looking for a steady hand in a crisis.

  2. Stefan Worrall:

    The rally itself has been extraordinary but very thin and the failure of the yen to continue on the fairly steady path of weakening we've seen in the past couple of days has been reflected as nervousness in the Nikkei, it's been a very volatile two weeks and nerves are still frayed despite the fact that we're off the bottom of those extreme sessions we saw last week.

  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. Bill Stone:

    Adjusting for seasonality, the gain in the index was driven by lower outflows combined with steady inflows, this indicates that investors are increasing their allocations to hedge funds as markets in the U.S. and abroad are producing uneven returns, including significant upheaval in China and Greece.

  5. Polly Whitney:

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

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