- The definition of steady is firm, constant and free from change.
An example of something steady is a relationship that has lasted for well over 30 years.
- Steady is defined as to stay calm and keep the ship heading in the same direction.
An example of steady used as an interjection is in the sentence "Steady she goes!" which means to keep the ship heading in the same direction.
- Steady means to make firm or unchanging.
An example of to steady is to put a support under a wobbly table.
steady definition by Webster's New World
- that does not shake, tremble, totter, etc.; firm; fixed; stable
- constant, regular, uniform, or continuous; not changing, wavering, or faltering: a steady gaze, a steady diet, a steady rhythm
- not given to sudden changes in behavior, loyalty, disposition, etc.
- habitual or regular; by habit: a steady customer
- not easily agitated, excited, or upset; calm and controlled: steady nerves
- grave; sober; staid; reliable; not frivolous or dissipated
- keeping almost upright, as in a rough sea, or staying headed in the same direction: said of a ship
Origin: stead plush -y
- stay calm; control yourself
- keep the ship headed in the same direction
steady definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective stead·i·er, stead·i·est
- Firm in position or place; fixed.
- Direct and unfaltering; sure.
- Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform: a steady increase in value; a steady breeze.
- Not easily excited or upset: steady nerves.
- Unwavering, as in purpose; steadfast.
- Reliable; dependable.
- Temperate; sober.
- steadˈi·er noun
- steadˈi·ly adverb
- steadˈi·ness noun
steady - Phrases/Idioms
go steadyâ Informal
- to date someone of the opposite sex regularly and exclusively
- to date each other regularly and exclusively