What does steer mean?

Definitions for steer
stɪərsteer

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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"

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

    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. Steerverb

    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. Steernoun

    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. Steerverb

    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. Steerverb

    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. Steerverb

    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. Steerverb

    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. Steernoun

    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 or other form of transport

    We love to drive and steer the car.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

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  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. Jesse Sharkey:

    We are literally working to steer CPS to a more responsible path to reopen schools safely, and we are winning, we want to keep working remotely as we bargain an agreement to return to our classrooms safely.

  2. Caroline Steer:

    It was exciting for me because she would go and do a full run everyday, and I would give Caroline Steer a small task each day, i started off with just making Caroline Steer walk 3K. For me, that was a big achievement.

  3. 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.

  4. Angela Merkel:

    Despite all the understandable disquiet... the basis of the conservative bloc is very well aware that no-one can better steer Germany and Europe through this difficult time than the chancellor.

  5. George Bernerd Shaw:

    To drift is to be in hell; to be in heaven is to 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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    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    • A. greedy
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. transparent
    • D. reassuring

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