What does steer mean?

Definitions for steer
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word steer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(noun)

    an indication of potential opportunity

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

  2. bullock, steer(verb)

    castrated bull

  3. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise(verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  4. steer(verb)

    direct (oneself) somewhere

    "Steer clear of him"

  5. guide, steer(verb)

    be a guiding or motivating force or drive

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steer(adj)

    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

    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.]

  2. Steer(verb)

    to castrate; -- said of male calves

    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.]

  3. Steer(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Steer(verb)

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

    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.]

  5. Steer(verb)

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

    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.]

  6. Steer(verb)

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

    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.]

  7. Steer(verb)

    a rudder or helm

    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.]

  8. Steer(noun)

    a helmsman, a pilot

    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.]

Freebase

  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, motorcycle or motorbike.

    We love to drive and steer the car.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. George Washington:

    The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations to have as little political connection as possible... Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalships, interest, humor, or caprice?... It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.

  2. George Washington:

    'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    And if you stay true to that voice that clearly knows what's right and what's wrong, sometimes you're going to mess up, but you can steer back and keep going, i know you're going to do great things.

  4. Michael Bluth:

    Acting changed for me a while ago when I started to become disenchanted with pretending to be other people, i’m not interested in tricking you into thinking I’m somebody else. My challenge with acting has now changed into a different goal: to give me another hand on the wheel, along with directing, to steer the audience through the story.

  5. Dr. Seuss:

    If you have a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer youeself in any direction you choose.

Images & Illustrations of steer

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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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