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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Steering  \Steer"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Steer},  v. 
  {Steering  wheel}  (Naut.),  the  wheel  by  means  of  which  the 
  rudder  of  a  vessel  is  turned  and  the  vessel  is  steered. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Steer  \Steer\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Steered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Steering}.]  [OE.  steeren,  steren,  AS  sti['e]ran,  st?ran, 
  ste['o]ran;  akin  to  OFries  stiora  stiura  D.  sturen  OD 
  stieren  G.  steuren,  OHG.  stiuren  to  direct,  support,  G. 
  steuer  contribution,  tax,  Icel.  st?ra  to  steer,  govern,Sw. 
  styra,  Dan.  styre,  Goth.  stiurjan  to  establish,  AS  ste['o]r 
  a  rudder,  a  helm,  and  probably  to  Icel.  staurr  a  pale,  stake, 
  Gr  ?,  and  perhaps  ultimately  to  E.  stand  [root]168.  Cf 
  {Starboard},  {Stern},  n.] 
  To  direct  the  course  of  to  guide;  to  govern;  --  applied 
  especially  to  a  vessel  in  the  water. 
  That  with  a  staff  his  feeble  steps  did  steer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  guiding  or  showing  the  way  [syn:  {guidance},  {guiding}] 
  2:  the  act  of  setting  and  holding  a  course;  "a  new  council  was 
  installed  under  the  direction  of  the  king"  [syn:  {guidance}, 
  3:  the  act  of  steering  a  ship  [syn:  {steerage}] 

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