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Meaning of STEER

Pronunciation:  steer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  castrated bull
  2. [n]  an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
  3. [v]  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  4. [v]  direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
  5. [v]  be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"

STEER is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bullock, channelise, channelize, confidential information, direct, guide, guide, head, hint, lead, maneuver, manoeuvre, point, tip, wind
 See Also: Bos taurus, canalise, canalize, cattle, channel, command, conn, control, corner, counsel, counseling, counselling, cows, direct, direction, dock, go, guidance, kine, locomote, move, navigate, oxen, park, pilot, pull over, sheer, stand out, starboard, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Steer\, n. [OE. steer, AS. ste['o]r; akin to D. & G.
    stier a bull, OHG. stior, Icel. stj[=o]rr, ?j[=o]rr, Sw.
    tjur, Dan. tyr, Goth. stiur, Russ. tur', Pol. tur, Ir. &
    Gael. tarbh, W. tarw, L. taurus, Gr. ?, Skr. sth?ra strong,
    stout, AS. stor large, Icel. st[=o]rr, OHG. st?ri, stiuri.
    [root]168. Cf. {Stirk}, {Taurine}, a.]
    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. \Steer\, v. t.
    To castrate; -- said of male calves.
  3. \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.
  4. \Steer\, v. i.
    1. To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.
       ``No helmsman steers.'' --Tennyson.
    2. To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or
       course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.
             Where the wind Veers oft, as oft [a ship] so steers,
             and shifts her sail.                  --Milton.
    3. To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of
  5. \Steer\, n. [AS. ste['o]r, sti['o]r; akin to D. stuur, G.
    steuer, Icel. st?ri. [root]186. See {Steer}, v. t.] [Written
    also {stere}.]
    A rudder or helm. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  6. \Steer\, n. [AS. ste['o]ra. See {Steer} a rudder.]
    A helmsman, a pilot. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a steer in your dream indicates a need for sexual contact or masculine energy. The steer may also be symbolic of several deities and gods. This symbol may also be a pun on "steering" in the right direction.