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Definitions of steady

  1. make steady; " steady yourself"
  2. persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; " maintained a constant temperature"; " a constant beat"; " principles of unvarying validity"; " a steady breeze"
  3. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; " firm convictions"; " a firm mouth"; " steadfast resolve"; " a man of unbendable perseverence"; " unwavering loyalty"
  4. relating to a person who does something regularly; " a regular customer"; " a steady drinker"
  5. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; " brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
  6. in a steady manner; " he could still walk steadily"
  7. a person loved by another person
  8. not easily excited or upset; " steady nerves"
  9. securely in position; not shaky; " held the ladder steady"
  10. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; " stocks are still firm"
  11. 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"
  12. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
  13. 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 object.
  14. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.
  15. 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.
  16. To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
  17. Firm in position or support; as, a steady foundation; constant in feeling or purpose; resolute; unwavering; as, steady devotion to a cause; regular; uniform; as, the steady beat of the pulse; sober; industrious; as, a steady young man; keeping nearly upright: said of a ship.
  18. To make or keep steady or firm; make resolute.
  19. To become steady or firm.
  20. Steadily.
  21. Steadiness.
  22. Steadier.
  23. Steadiest.
  24. Steadied.
  25. Steadying.
  26. ( comp. STEADIER, superl. STEADIEST), Firm in standing or in place: fixed: stable: constant: resolute: consistent: regular: uniform.
  27. To make steady: to make or keep firm:- pa. t. and pa. p. steadied.
  28. Firm; without motion; fixed; regular.
  29. To make steady.
  30. To make, hold, or become steady.
  31. A Stable in position.
  32. Constant; uniform.
  33. Free form dissipation.
  34. Stedfast.
  35. Firm in standing or position; firm; fixed; constant in mind, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; constant; uniform.
  36. To make or keep steady.
  37. Not tottering or shaking; constant in mind or purpose; not fickle or changeable; regular; not fluctuating; uniform.
  38. To keep from tottering or falling; to make firm or steady; to support.
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Usage examples for steady

  1. But ah, with the best will, I feel already, No peace will well up in me, clear and steady – Faust by Goethe
  2. " This person is very steady and there is a certain advantage in her being young, without much experience as a secretary. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  3. As Locke spoke, his voice was calm and steady – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  4. " Steady old man," his voice came from beside me. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  5. He studies a minute, lookin' steady at me. – Blister Jones by John Taintor Foote
  6. Is your hand steady – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  7. " Why do you keep steady company with him? – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  8. One man broke the spell of the drover's steady glance. – In the Musgrave Ranges by Jim Bushman
  9. Brian looked at the man's face with such a steady gaze that the latter's eyes dropped after an uneasy attempt to return it. – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  10. Mrs. Basil rose at once, walked with steady step to the door, and opened it. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  11. He had been steady oh, steady for weeks." – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  12. " Then good- by," she called, and her voice no longer held any command, nor was it steady – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  13. People do not want a lawyer whose brain is not clear, a doctor, dealing with life and death, whose perceptions are not steady and natural. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  14. He was very white, and for a moment he had to steady himself by the table. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  15. Steady on, my boy- steady on! – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  16. " It is," I answered him, with steady eyes. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. He tried to steady his voice. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  18. I see him look up at Jack very steady and keep his eye on him. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  19. Women, the run of them, are not steady handed. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  20. She looked at him with her long, steady eyes, that had truth written in their dark fire. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
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