noun a person loved by another person
truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
verb make steady
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
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
adjective satellite not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
adjective satellite securely in position; not shaky
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
adjective satellite relating to a person who does something regularly
- a regular customer
- a steady drinker
adjective satellite not easily excited or upset
adverb in a steady manner
- he could still walk steadily
Cf. AS. stedig
sterile, barren, stæig
, steady (in gestæig
), D. stedig
, G. stätig
. See Stead
comparative Steadier ; superlative Steadiest
- Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm. "The softest, steadiest plume."
Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute.
Sir P. Sidney.
- 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.
- 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
imperfect & past participle Steadied ; present participle & verbal noun Steadying
- 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
- To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
Without a breeze, without a tide,
She steadies with upright keel.
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