Definition and Meanings for steady

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Part of Speech of steady

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of steady

cf. as. stedig sterile, barren, stae, steady (in gestae), d. stedig, stadig, steeg, g. st, stetig. see stead, n.pos

Meaning of steady


as adjective, comparative, superlative, noun

  • firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
  • 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.
  • regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.

as intransitive verb

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