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steady - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'steady' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Steady [ n.]
- Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
- 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.
2 . Steady [ v. i.]
- To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
3 . Steady [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'steady' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . steady [ v]
Meaning (1):
- support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
Example in sentence:
  • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
Meaning (2):
- make steady
Example in sentence:
  • steady yourself
3 . steady [ a]
Meaning (3):
- not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
Example in sentence:
  • a good steady ballplayer;
  • a steady beat;
  • a steady breeze;
  • a steady increase;
  • a steady job
4 . steady [ r]
Meaning (4):
- in a steady manner
Example in sentence:
  • he could still walk steadily
5 . steady [ s]
Meaning (5):
- marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
Example in sentence:
  • a firm mouth;
  • a man of unbendable perseverence;
  • firm convictions;
  • steadfast resolve;
  • unwavering loyalty
Meaning (6):
- relating to a person who does something regularly
Example in sentence:
  • a regular customer;
  • a steady drinker
Meaning (7):
- securely in position; not shaky
Example in sentence:
  • held the ladder steady
Meaning (8):
- not easily excited or upset
Example in sentence:
  • steady nerves
Meaning (9):
- not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
Example in sentence:
  • stocks are still firm