Definition of Steer

1. Noun. An indication of potential opportunity. "A good lead for a job"

Exact synonyms: Confidential Information, Hint, Lead, Tip, Wind
Generic synonyms: Counsel, Counseling, Counselling, Direction, Guidance
Derivative terms: Hint, Tip, Tipster

2. Verb. Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling. "The men steer the boat "

3. Noun. Castrated bull.
Exact synonyms: Bullock
Generic synonyms: Male, Bos Taurus, Cattle, Cows, Kine, Oxen

4. Verb. Direct (oneself) somewhere. ; "Steer clear of him"
Entails: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Generic synonyms: Command, Control

5. Verb. Be a guiding or motivating force or drive. "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
Exact synonyms: Guide
Generic synonyms: Direct
Derivative terms: Guidance, Guide, Steering

Definition of Steer

1. n. A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.

2. v. t. To castrate; -- said of male calves.

3. v. t. To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.

4. v. i. To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.

5. n. A rudder or helm.

6. n. A helmsman, a pilot.

Definition of Steer

1. Noun. The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A suggestion about a course of action. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To direct a group of animals. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To direct a conversation. ¹

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Definition of Steer

1. to direct the course of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Steer

steer (current term)
steer clear
steer roping
steering arm
steering arms

Literary usage of Steer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"Lawrence was arraigned under an Indictment charging that a certain red steer, the property of JB Beaver, the accused "did then and there unlawfully and ..."

2. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"When you pass the light, bring it to bear SW and steer NE about 4i leagues, which course will carry you to Ladle isle. This isle has a remarkable appearance ..."

3. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1839)
"O steer her up, and baud her gaun,— Her mother's at the mill, jo ; And gin she winna take ... O steer her up, and be na blate, And gin she take it ill, jo, ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"He opened the desk, and there—stretched right across it—was a sheet of paper, with thu words, " steer NW" written in an odd, cramped hand. ..."

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