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Meaning of STEADY

Pronunciation:  'stedee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person loved by another person
  2. [adv]  in a steady manner; "he could still walk steadily"
  3. [adj]  not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves"
  4. [adj]  relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
  5. [adj]  persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"; "principles of unvarying validity"; "a steady breeze"
  6. [adj]  marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
  7. [adj]  securely in position; not shaky; "held the ladder steady"
  8. [adj]  not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"
  9. [adj]  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"
  10. [v]  make steady; "steady yourself"
  11. [v]  support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

STEADY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: becalm, brace, calm, changeless, constant, dependable, even, fastened, firm, fixed, footsure, frequent, invariable, invariant, level, regular, resolute, rock-steady, secure, stabilise, stabilize, stable, steadfast, steadied, steadily, steady-going, sure, surefooted, sweetheart, sweetie, truelove, unbendable, unexcitable, unfaltering, unfluctuating, unshakable, unvarying, unwavering
 Antonyms: falteringly, uncertainly, unsteadily, unsteady
 See Also: ballast, beef up, fortify, guy, ladylove, lover, stabilise, stabilize, strengthen, sugar daddy, unagitated, undisturbed, valentine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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
    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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.