Helm meaning

hĕlm
Helm is defined as to steer or guide.

An example of to helm is to drive a boat.

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The definition of helm is the steering part of a boat, or a leadership role.

An example of a helm is where the captain steers the ship.

An example of a helm is the role of guiding a group through a difficult time.

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The steering gear of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel.
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A position of leadership or control.

At the helm of the government.

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To take the helm of; steer or direct.
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To cover or furnish with a helmet.
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The control or leadership of an organization, government, etc.
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To guide; control; steer.
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(nautical) The steering apparatus of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel.
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(maritime) The member of the crew in charge of steering the boat.
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(figuratively) A position of leadership or control.
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A helmet.
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A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.

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Alternative form of haulm (a straw)
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The only named wind in the British Isles. Blows westward form the Pennine fells over Cumbria and is often accompanied by a line of clouds on top of the hills called the Helm Bar.
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Origin of helm

  • Middle English from Old English kel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English helma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English helm, Proto-Germanic *helmaz (“protective covering”), probably from Proto-Indo-European *kelmo-s (“to cover, to hide”); cf. *ḱel- (“to hide, protect”). Compare West Frisian helm, Dutch helm, Low German Helm, German Helm, Danish hjelm.

    From Wiktionary