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steady Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  2. verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself
  3. verb support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    brace; stabilize; stabilise.
    • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
  4. adjective 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
  5. adjective satellite not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
    firm; unfluctuating.
    • stocks are still firm
  6. adjective satellite securely in position; not shaky
    • held the ladder steady
  7. adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  8. adjective satellite relating to a person who does something regularly
    regular.
    • a regular customer
    • a steady drinker
  9. adjective satellite not easily excited or upset
    • steady nerves
  10. adverb in a steady manner
    steadily.
    • he could still walk steadily
WordNet

Stead"y adjective
Etymology
Cf. AS. stedig sterile, barren, stæig, steady (in gestæig), D. stedig, stadig, steeg, G. stätig, stetig. See Stead, n.
Wordforms
comparative Steadier ; superlative Steadiest
Definitions
  1. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm. "The softest, steadiest plume." Keble.
    Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute. Sir P. Sidney.
  2. 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. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind. Syn. -- Fixed; regular; uniform; undeviating; invariable; unremitted; stable.
Stead"y transitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Steadied ; present participle & verbal noun Steadying
Definitions
  1. 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.
Stead"y intransitive verb
Definitions
  1. To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
    Without a breeze, without a tide, She steadies with upright keel. Coleridge.

Webster 1913


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