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, 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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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. Chanda Beppu:

    We have always listened to customers and kept an eye on emerging trends to determine what to create next, most recently, we've seen a steady increase in energy drink consumption.

  2. Minister Ng:

    Rising nationalism and improving economies have fueled many Asian countries to spend larger and larger sums to modernize their militaries, so as you look around at our security challenges, this troubled peace around us reaffirms our policy on steady and prudent defense spending.

  3. 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.

  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. Mark Priest:

    There's a sense of relief. There's so much nervousness in the market at the moment that even slightly good news out of a bank like Commerzbank is taken very well, the German banking sector has been pretty battered, and The German banking sector's got to a point where there may be value there, so long as global economic factors start to calm down. Germany's DAX was up 1.4 percent. Traders said that growth data from Germany, which showed growth was steady and in line with expectations, provided reassurance after economic fears had pegged back markets this week. The FTSEurofirst 300 nonetheless remains down 5 percent this week, with banks still down around 7.5 percent on the week, hit by concerns over profitability in a low growth, low interest rate environment. Caution over exposure to default from the energy sector has also hindered bank stocks. On Friday, the oil and gas sector rose 3.1 percent after a rally in oil which left crude prices up over 3 percent. Growth sensitive mining stocks also rallied, up over 3 percent. In other corporate news, Rolls Royce rallied 11.9 percent after Rolls Royce results, Rolls Royce biggest one-day rise since November 2008. It stuck to its 2016 guidance, despite being forced to cut its dividend following three profit warnings last year. It said there would be no need for a rights issue.

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