What does steer mean?

Definitions for steer
stɪərsteer

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word steer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hintnoun

    an indication of potential opportunity

    "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

  2. bullock, steerverb

    castrated bull

  3. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channeliseverb

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  4. steerverb

    direct (oneself) somewhere

    "Steer clear of him"

  5. guide, steerverb

    be a guiding or motivating force or drive

    "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STEERnoun

    A young bullock.

    Etymology: styre, steor, stiore , Saxon; stier, Dutch.

    They think themselves half exempted from law and obedience; and having once tasted freedom, do, like a steer that hath been long out of his yoke, grudge and repine ever after to come under rule again. Edmund Spenser, Ireland.

    Lacaon, Neptune’s priest,
    With solemn pomp then sacrific’d a steer. Dryden.

    Nor has the steer,
    At whose strong chest the deadly tiger hangs,
    E’er plow’d for him. James Thomson.

  2. To Steerverb

    To direct; to guide in a passage.

    Etymology: steoran, styran , Sax. stieren, Dutch.

    A comely palmer, clad in black attire,
    Of ripest years, and hairs all hoary gray,
    That with a staff his feeble steps did steer,
    Left his long way his aged limbs should tire. Fairy Queen.

    If a pilot cannot see the pole star it can be no fault in him to steer his course by such stars as do best appear to him. Charles I .

  3. To Steerverb

    To direct a course.

    As when a ship by skilful steersman wrought,
    Nigh river’s mouth, or foreland, where the wind
    Veers oft, as oft so steers, and shifts her sail. John Milton.

    In a creature, whose thoughts are more than the sands, and wider than the ocean, fancy and passion must needs run him into strange courses, if reason, which is his only star and compass be not that he steers by: John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Steer

    Steer is the first single from Missy Higgins second album, On a Clear Night. The song was released in Australia on 14 April 2007 and became the most-added track that same week. Higgins stated that the song was "about steers" and that she wrote it after overlooking the southern celestial hemisphere from a bay in Western Australia. The song has instrument backings of acoustic guitar and drums. The single reached the number-one spot on the Australian Singles Chart in the first week of its release, dethroning Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" for a single week. It became Higgins' second number-one single, after 2004's "Scar", from her first album The Sound of White. At the end of 2007, the song appeared at number 60 on the Australian year-end chart, becoming the second lowest-selling number-one hit of the year (that didn't reach number one in 2006), behind "2 Hearts" by Kylie Minogue. Despite this, it still received a Gold certification from ARIA for sales exceeding 35,000 copies. In March 2007, Higgins gave fans the exclusive opportunity to pre-order a personally signed copy of her single "Steer" via SMS.

ChatGPT

  1. steer

    Steer generally refers to guiding or controlling the direction or course of a vehicle, vessel, or any object in motion. It can also refer to directing or influencing the course of events or the behavior of a person. In the context of livestock, a steer is a male cattle that has been castrated, usually raised for beef.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steeradjective

    a young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox

  2. Steerverb

    to castrate; -- said of male calves

  3. Steernoun

    to direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water

  4. Steerverb

    to direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course

  5. Steerverb

    to be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily

  6. Steerverb

    to conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action

  7. Steerverb

    a rudder or helm

  8. Steernoun

    a helmsman, a pilot

  9. Etymology: [OE. steeren, steren, AS. stiran, stran, steran; akin to OFries. stiora, stiura, D. sturen, OD. stieren, G. steuern, OHG. stiuren to direct, support, G. steuer contribution, tax, Icel. stra to steer, govern, Sw. styra, Dan. styre, Goth. stiurjan to establish, AS. ster a rudder, a helm, and probably to Icel. staurr a pale, stake, Gr. stayro`s, and perhaps ultimately to E. stand. 168. Cf. Starboard, Stern, n.]

Wikidata

  1. Steer

    "Steer" is the first single from Missy Higgins' second album On a Clear Night. The song was released in Australia on 14 April 2007 and became #1 most added track in that same week. The CD single achieved the #1 spot on the Australian Singles Chart in the first week of its CD release. It is Higgins' second #1 single, her first being her debut single "Scar" from her first album The Sound of White. Higgins stated that the song was "about steers" and that she wrote it after overlooking the entire Southern Celestial Sphere from a bay in Western Australia. The song has a clean, upbeat feel with vocals that ascend into many high-pitched lyrics. It has instrument backings of acoustic guitar and drums. The song is available to listen to at the website of Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph. In March 2007, Higgins gave fans the exclusive opportunity to pre-order a personally signed copy of her single 'Steer' via SMS.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Steer

    stēr, n. a young ox, esp. a castrated one from two to four years old.—n. Steer′ling, a little or young steer. [A.S. steór; Ger. stier.]

  2. Steer

    stēr, v.t. to direct with the helm: to guide: to govern.—v.i. to direct a ship in its course: to be directed: to move.—ns. Steer′age, act or practice of steering: the effect of a rudder on the ship: an apartment in the fore-part of a ship for passengers paying a lower rate of fare; Steer′age-way, sufficient movement of a vessel to enable it to be controlled by the helm; Steer′er, Steers′man, a man who steers a ship; Steer′ing; Steer′ing-wheel, the wheel by which the rudder of a ship is turned. [A.S. steóran, stýran, to steer; Ger. steuern.]

  3. Steer

    stēr, n. a Scotch form of stir.

Editors Contribution

  1. steer

    Direct a course of travel.

    The driver did steer the car easily on the road.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  


  2. steer

    To control the direction and route of a vehicle, vessel, bicycle, aircraft or other form of transport

    We love to drive and steer the car.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STEER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Steer is ranked #21830 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Steer surname appeared 1,191 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Steer.

    73% or 870 total occurrences were White.
    15.1% or 180 total occurrences were Black.
    8.9% or 106 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'steer' in Verbs Frequency: #1028

Anagrams for steer »

  1. stere

  2. reset

  3. terse

  4. stree

  5. reest

  6. estre

  7. ester

  8. tsere

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of steer in a Sentence

  1. Robert Davies:

    Once the reactor design has approval, post GDA, we will have a clearer steer on the total cost of the project.

  2. Robert Davies:

    It has to be affordable for consumers. All developers of new nuclear plants know they must come in at a price well below that of Hinkley Point C, once the reactor design has approval, post GDA, we will have a clearer steer on the total cost of the project.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    To assure good timing we need right decisions, patience and persistence. Good timing needs willpower to steer clear of confusion, disorder and … discontent. We need not blame ourselves for possible "bad" timing later on. ( "Wrong time. Wrong place." )

  4. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    Technology, imbued with wisdom, adorned by ethics, and draped in compassion, possesses the power to address complex challenges, steer positive societal change, and foster an inclusive, equitable world.

  5. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    The ticking clock of the New Year is a call to embrace mindfulness, to reassess priorities, and to steer our course towards goals that add depth, fulfillment, and purpose to our existence.

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Translations for steer

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  • ثور, قادArabic
  • guiar, capar, dirigir, castrar, manejar, durCatalan, Valencian
  • řídit, vůlCzech
  • styre, studDanish
  • Mastochse, Ochse, steuernGerman
  • stiriEsperanto
  • mantener, buey, llevar, manejarSpanish
  • juhtima, karjatamaEstonian
  • härkä, vinkki, johdatella, ajaa, ohjata, ohjailla, johdattaa, paimentaaFinnish
  • boeuf, dirigerFrench
  • boi, capar, castrarGalician
  • נוהג ב-, מנהל (שיחה), מנחה, נוהג, מובילHebrew
  • रास्ते पर लानाHindi
  • kormányoz, irányít, [[fiatal]] [[ökör]], terel, vezetHungarian
  • վարելArmenian
  • guidare, dirigere, condurre, manzo, dirigersi, governare, manovrareItalian
  • 運転する, 操舵する, 率いる, 導く, 操縦する, 舵を取る, 去勢雄牛, 助言Japanese
  • მართვა, გარეკვა, მირეკავს, მართავს, გამართვა, მოზვერი, რჩევაGeorgian
  • 수송아지Korean
  • iuvencus, gubernōLatin
  • rūnā, whakatere, urungi, ōkiha, tia, ueMāori
  • жолоодохMongolian
  • os, besturenDutch
  • sterowaćPolish
  • direcionar, guiar, boi, conduzir, levar a, orientarPortuguese
  • bouRomanian
  • управлять, веcти́, веcти́ (разговор, беседу), править, руль, водить, паcти́, бычок-кастратRussian
  • upravljati, kormilariti, navoditi, usmjeravati, gonitiSerbo-Croatian
  • styra, leda, stutSwedish
  • ถือพวงมาลัยThai
  • yönetmekTurkish
  • چلانےUrdu
  • chỉ đạoVietnamese
  • 转向Chinese

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