Definition of Steady

1. Noun. A person loved by another person.

Exact synonyms: Sweetheart, Sweetie, Truelove
Generic synonyms: Lover
Specialized synonyms: Dulcinea, Ladylove, Sugar Daddy, Valentine

2. Verb. Make steady. "Steady yourself"
Exact synonyms: Becalm, Calm
Generic synonyms: Stabilise, Stabilize

3. Adjective. Not subject to change or variation especially in behavior. "A good steady ballplayer"

4. Adverb. In a steady manner. "He could still walk steadily"
Exact synonyms: Steadily
Antonyms: Unsteadily

5. Verb. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace. "Brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
Exact synonyms: Brace, Stabilise, Stabilize
Generic synonyms: Beef Up, Fortify, Strengthen
Specialized synonyms: Ballast, Guy
Derivative terms: Brace, Stabilization

6. Adjective. Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall. "Stocks are still firm"
Exact synonyms: Firm, Unfluctuating
Similar to: Stable
Derivative terms: Firmness

7. Adjective. Securely in position; not shaky. "Held the ladder steady"
Similar to: Secure
Derivative terms: Steadiness

8. Adjective. Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable. "Unwavering loyalty"

9. Adjective. Relating to a person who does something regularly. "A steady drinker"
Exact synonyms: Regular
Similar to: Frequent
Derivative terms: Regular, Regularity

10. Adjective. Not easily excited or upset. "Steady nerves"
Similar to: Unexcitable

Definition of Steady

1. a. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.

2. 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.

3. v. i. To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.

Definition of Steady

1. Adjective. smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions ¹

2. Adjective. regular and even ¹

3. Adjective. slow ¹

4. Verb. To stabilize something; to prevent from shaking. ¹

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Definition of Steady

1. firm in position [adj STEADIER, STEADIEST] : STEADILY [adv] / to make steady [v STEADIED, STEADYING, STEADIES] - See also: steady

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steady

steady (current term)
steady as a rock
steady down
steady on
steady state
steady state theory
steady the ship
steak Diane
steak and kidney pie
steak au poivre
steak bake

Literary usage of Steady

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"If u does not depend on /, •we have a steady flow with velocity potential, ... Then this function defines a steady flow of heat, electricity, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Matters have, however changed considerably already, the industry has obtained a firm foothold and the statistics show steady growth. KNIT GOODS. tendency to ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"steady flow in a channel is said to occur when the same quantity of water ... While at times the flow in a channel may be said to be nearly or quite steady, ..."

4. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"Mountains delectable they now ascend, Where Shepherds be, which to them do commend Alluring things, and things that cautious are, Pilgrims are steady kept ..."

5. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"And she kept her word —the victory was won when we met in the evening, and she sat down to rest. Her large steady black eyes looked at me with a ..."

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