Definitions for: Steady


[n] a person loved by another person
[adv] in a steady manner; "he could still walk steadily"
[adj] not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves"
[adj] relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
[adj] persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"; "principles of unvarying validity"; "a steady breeze"
[adj] marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
[adj] securely in position; not shaky; "held the ladder steady"
[adj] not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"
[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"
[v] make steady; "steady yourself"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
Sidney.

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
object.

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.


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.


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.

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

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