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Meaning of VEER

Pronunciation:  veer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered"
  2. [v]  turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

VEER is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend
 Antonyms: back
 See Also: change over, peel off, shift, switch, turn, yaw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Veer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Veered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Veering}.] [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare;
    perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. {Vibrate});
    or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little
    bracelet (cf. {Ferrule}). Cf. {Environ}.]
    To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the
    west or north. ``His veering gait.'' --Wordsworth.
          And as he leads, the following navy veers. --Dryden.
          an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as
          passion or as interest may veer about.   --Burke.
    {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to vary the course or direction;
       -- said of the wind, which veers aft and hauls forward.
       The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun.
  2. \Veer\, v. t.
    To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to
    veer, or wear, a vessel.
    {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken
       alternately. --Totten.
    {To veer away} or {out} (Naut.), to let out; to slacken and
       let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer
       out a rope.