Steer definition

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A young ox, especially one castrated before sexual maturity and raised for beef.
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To be steered or guided.

A car that steers easily.

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To direct the course or movement of.

To steer an automobile.

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A piece of advice.

The salesman gave me a bum steer on that new car.

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To guide (a ship or boat) by means of a rudder.
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To oversee, direct, or guide.

To steer a team to victory.

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To set and follow (a course)
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To steer a ship, automobile, etc.
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To set and follow a course or way.
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(informal) A suggestion on how to proceed; tip.
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A castrated male ox, esp. one raised for beef.
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The definition of a steer is a castrated male ox that is raised to be slaughtered for beef.

An example of steer is the animal from which a steak is taken.

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Steer means to control the course of action and momentum of someone or something.

An example of steer is when you use a wheel to direct where a car or boat will go.

An example of steer is when you guide someone to go in a certain direction.

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A restoral mechanism employed in Resilient Packet Ring (RPR). In the event of a node or link failure, the steer option calls for the originating station to exercise sufficient intelligence to avoid the failed ring and place the traffic on the ring that retains continuity. See also dual counter-rotating ring, fiber optics, link, node, RPR, and wrap.
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The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
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To castrate (a male calf).
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(informal) A suggestion about a course of action.

I tried to give you the steer, but I guess I didn't get it over. Everybody knew it but you. (Mark Hellinger, 1939, The Roaring Twenties)

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(intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).

When planning the boat trip we had completely forgotten that we needed somebody to steer.

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To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).

I find it very difficult to steer a skateboard.

I steered my steps homeward.

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(intransitive) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm.

The boat steers easily.

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To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action.

Hume believes that principles of association steer the imagination of artists.

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To conduct oneself; to take or pursue a course of action.
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(obsolete) A helmsman; a pilot.

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To guide (a vessel or vehicle), especially by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel.

Steered the car around the curve.

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To set and follow (a course).

Steered a path around the rocks.

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To direct the course of.

Steered the business toward record profits.

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To advise or direct (a person) toward a place or course of action.

Steered the intern toward a career in sales.

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To guide a vessel or vehicle.
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To follow or move in a set course.
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To admit of being steered or guided.

A craft that steers easily.

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steer clear of
  • To stay away from; avoid.
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steer clear of
  • to avoid
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
steer
Plural:
steers

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

steer clear of
steer clear of

Origin of steer

  • Middle English steren from Old English stēran stā- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English from Old English stēor stā- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English stieran.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English stēor.

    From Wiktionary