What does veer mean?

Definitions for veervɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word veer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

  2. veer(verb)

    shift to a clockwise direction

    "the wind veered"


  1. veer(Noun)


  2. veer(Verb)

    to change direction or course suddenly; to swerve

  3. veer(Verb)

    to change direction in a clockwise direction if in the Northern Hemisphere, or in a counterclockwise direction if in the Southern Hemisphere

  4. veer(Verb)

    to shift aft

  5. veer(Verb)

    to change direction into the wind; to wear ship

  6. veer(Verb)

    to turn

  7. Origin: From the virer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veer(verb)

    to change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north

  2. Veer(verb)

    to direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel

  3. Origin: [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare; perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. Vibrate); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet (cf. Ferrule). Cf. Environ.]


  1. Veer

    The Veer is an option running play often associated with option offenses in American football, made famous at the collegiate level by Bill Yeoman's Houston Cougars. It is currently run primarily on the high school level, with some usage at the collegiate and the professional level where the Veer's blocking scheme has been modified as part of the Zone Blocking system. The Veer is an effective ball control offense that can help minimize mismatches in a game for a team. However, it can lead to turnovers with pitches and handoff option reads.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Veer

    vēr, v.i. to change direction, as the wind: to alter, of the course of a ship: to change one's mind.—v.t. to turn, shift: to change a ship's course by turning her head away from the wind.—n. and adj. Veer′ing.—adv. Veer′ingly. [Fr. virer (Prov. virar)—Low L. virāre, to turn—L. viriæ, armlets.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of veer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of veer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dean DeBlois:

    We didn't veer away from some of the bolder, more emotionally resonant elements.

  2. Kevin Leman:

    When he feels like he has disappointed his parents or can't measure up, he may veer off in another direction.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    We're a pluralistic society. We're diverse, we have people that come from everywhere, we're not multicultural. We have a set of shared values that defines our national identity, and we should never veer away from that because that creates the extraordinary nature of our country.

  4. Du Pont:

    Some people are just basically jerks, whether he was born a jerk or was made a jerk, he was a jerk. He was a mean guy. Money was inconsequential to him. When you have years and years of enabling by scores of people because of your incredible wealth, it can veer into tragic circumstances.

  5. Anthea Butler:

    They are in many ways like conservative evangelicals, no same-sex marriage and no abortion, it's a 19th-century religion that comes out of a space where health and holiness was important. But they have this leader who is a woman, Ellen G. White, and they veer off of traditional mainline Christianity.

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