Steady

  • 1 steady — adj Steady, uniform, even, equable, constant are comparable when they mean neither markedly varying nor variable but much the same throughout its course or extent. Steady is the most widely applicable of these terms; in general it suggests… …

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  • 2 steady — [sted′ē] adj. steadier, steadiest [ STEAD + Y2] 1. that does not shake, tremble, totter, etc.; firm; fixed; stable 2. constant, regular, uniform, or continuous; not changing, wavering, or faltering [a steady gaze, a steady diet, a steady rhythm]… …

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  • 3 Steady — Stead y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Steadier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Steadiest}.] [Cf. AS. stedig sterile, barren, st[ae][eth][eth]ig, steady (in gest[ae][eth][eth]ig), D. stedig, stadig, steeg, G. st[ a]tig, stetig. See {Stead}, n.] 1. Firm in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Steady B — (bürgerlich Warren McGlone, * 5. Januar 1970 in Philadelphia) ist ein amerikanischer Rapper und Musikproduzent. Er gehörte zur Rap Gruppe Hilltop Hustlers aus Philadelphia. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Diskografie 3 Weblinks …

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  • 5 steady on — british spoken phrase used for telling someone that you do not approve of the bad things that they are saying Steady on, Karen! You’re talking about my boyfriend. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym Main entry:… …

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  • 6 steady — 1520s, replacing earlier steadfast, from STEAD (Cf. stead) + adj. suffix y, perhaps on model of M.Du., M.L.G. stadig. O.E. had stæððig grave, serious, and stedig barren, but neither seems to be the direct source of the modern word. O.N. cognate… …

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  • 7 steady — [adj1] stable, fixed abiding, brick wall*, certain, changeless, constant, durable, enduring, equable, even, firm, immovable, never failing, patterned, regular, reliable, safe, set, set in stone*, solid, solid as a rock*, stabile, steadfast,… …

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  • 8 steady — ► ADJECTIVE (steadier, steadiest) 1) firmly fixed, supported, or balanced. 2) not faltering or wavering; controlled. 3) sensible and reliable. 4) regular, even, and continuous in development, frequency, or intensity. ► VERB (steadies …

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  • 9 Steady — Stead y, v. i. To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily. [1913 Webster] Without a breeze, without a tide, She steadies with upright keel. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Steady On — may refer to: * Steady On (Shawn Colvin album), a 1989 album by Shawn Colvin * Steady On (Point of Grace album), a 1998 album by Point of Grace …

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  • 11 Steady — Stead y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Steadied} ( [i^]d); 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 steady — steady; un·steady; …

    English syllables

  • 13 steady on! — 1. Keep calm! 2. Don t be so foolish, hasty, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑steady * * * Brit. used as a way of exhorting someone to calm down or be more reasonable in what they are saying or doing …

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  • 14 steady — index bear (support), consecutive, constant, continual (connected), continuous, controlled (re …

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  • 15 steady — stead|y1 W3 [ˈstedi] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(continuous)¦ 2¦(not moving)¦ 3 steady job/work/income 4¦(voice/look)¦ 5¦(person)¦ 6 steady boyfriend/girlfriend 7 steady relationship ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: stead] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 steady — I UK [ˈstedɪ] / US adjective Word forms steady : adjective steady comparative steadier superlative steadiest ** 1) firmly held in a particular position without moving or shaking Hold the torch steady so I can see better. steady hand: You have to… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 steady — ▪ I. steady steady 2 verb steadied PTandPP [intransitive, transitive] to stop increasing or decreasing and stay about the same, or to make something do this: • The dollar has steadied after early losses on the money markets. • Some cautious… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 18 steady — 1 adjective 1 NOT MOVING firmly held in a particular position and not moving or shaking: Keep the camera steady while you take a picture. | a steady hand: You need a steady hand for such a delicate job. 2 CONTINUOUS moving, happening, or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 steady — stead|y1 [ stedi ] adjective ** ▸ 1 held firmly ▸ 2 gradually developing ▸ 3 not changing ▸ 4 reliable/sensible ▸ 5 lasting a long time 1. ) firmly held in a particular position without moving or shaking: Hold the flashlight steady so I can see… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 steady — [[t]ste̱di[/t]] ♦♦♦ steadier, steadiest, steadies, steadying, steadied 1) ADJ GRADED A steady situation continues or develops gradually without any interruptions and is not likely to change quickly. Despite the steady progress of building work,… …

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