Steer means to control the course of action and momentum of someone or something.(verb)
The definition of a steer is a castrated male ox that is raised to be slaughtered for beef.(noun)
An example of steer is the animal from which a steak is taken.
See steer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME steren < OE stieran, akin to Ger steuern, ON styra < IE *steur-, a support, post (> Gr stauros, ON staurr, post) < base *stā-, to stand
Origin: ME ster < OE steor, akin to Ger stier < IE *steu-ro (> MPers stor, horse, draft animal) < base *stā-, to stand
See steer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb steered, steer·ing, steers verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English steren
Origin: , from Old English stēran; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English stēor; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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