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steady


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Steady  \Stead"y\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Steady  \Stead"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Steadier};  superl.  {Steadiest}.] 
  [Cf.  AS  stedig  sterile,  barren,  st[ae]??ig,  steady  (in 
  gest[ae]??ig),  D.  stedig  stadig,  steeg,  G.  st["a]tig, 
  stetig  See  {Stead},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  {Steady  rest}  (Mach),  a  rest  in  a  turning  lathe,  to  keep  a 
  long  piece  of  work  from  trembling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Steady  \Stead"y\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Steadied};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  steady 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {unsteady}] 
  2:  persistent  in  occurrence  and  unvarying  in  nature; 
  "maintained  a  constant  temperature";  "a  constant  beat"; 
  "principles  of  unvarying  validity";  "a  steady  breeze" 
  [syn:  {changeless},  {constant},  {invariant},  {unvarying}] 
  3:  not  liable  to  fluctuate  or  especially  to  fall;  "stocks  are 
  still  firm"  [syn:  {firm},  {unfluctuating}] 
  4:  securely  in  position;  not  shaky;  "held  the  ladder  steady" 
  5:  marked  by  firm  determination  or  resolution;  not  shakable; 
  "firm  convictions";  "a  firm  mouth";  "steadfast  resolve"; 
  "a  man  of  unbendable  perseverence";  "unwavering  loyalty" 
  [syn:  {firm},  {steadfast},  {unbendable},  {unfaltering},  {unshakable}, 
  {unwavering}] 
  6:  relating  to  a  person  who  does  something  regularly;  "a 
  regular  customer";  "a  steady  drinker"  [syn:  {regular}] 
  7:  not  easily  excited  or  upset;  "steady  nerves" 
  n  :  a  person  loved  by  another  person  [syn:  {sweetheart},  {sweetie}, 
  {truelove}] 
  adv  :  in  a  steady  manner;  "he  could  still  walk  steadily"  [syn:  {steadily}] 
  [ant:  {unsteadily}] 
  v  1:  make  steady;  "steady  your  hands"  [syn:  {calm},  {becalm}] 
  2:  support  or  hold  steady,  as  if  with  a  brace;  "brace  your 
  elbows  while  working  on  the  potter's  wheel"  [syn:  {brace}] 




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