adjective, steadier, steadiest.
firmly placed or fixed; stable in position or equilibrium:
a steady ladder.
even or regular in movement:
the steady swing of the pendulum.
free from change, variation, or interruption; uniform; continuous:
a steady diet of meat and potatoes; a steady wind.
constant, regular, or habitual:
a steady job.
free from excitement or agitation; calm:
a steady gaze; a steady hand.
steadfast or unwavering; resolute:
a steady purpose.
settled, staid, or sober, as a person, habits, etc.
Nautical. (of a vessel) keeping nearly upright, as in a heavy sea.
(used to urge someone to calm down or be under control.)
Nautical. (a helm order to keep a vessel steady on its present heading.)
noun, plural steadies.
Informal. a person of the opposite sex whom one dates exclusively; sweetheart; boyfriend or girlfriend.
Informal. a steady visitor, customer, or the like; habitué.
verb (used with object), steadied, steadying.
to make or keep steady, as in position, movement, action, character, etc.:
His calm confidence steadied the nervous passengers.
verb (used without object), steadied, steadying.
to become steady.
in a firm or steady manner:
Hold the ladder steady.
Informal. steadily, regularly, or continuously:
Is she working steady now?
go steady, Informal. to date one person exclusively:
Her father didn’t approve of her going steady at such an early age.
adjective steadier, steadiest
not able to be moved or disturbed easily; stable
free from fluctuation: the level stayed steady
not easily excited; imperturbable
regular; habitual: a steady drinker
continuous: a steady flow
(nautical) (of a vessel) keeping upright, as in heavy seas
verb steadies, steadying, steadied
to make or become steady
in a steady manner
(informal) go steady, to date one person regularly
noun (pl) steadies
(informal) one’s regular boyfriend or girlfriend
(nautical) an order to the helmsman to stay on a steady course
a warning to keep calm, be careful, etc
(Brit) a command to get set to start, as in a race: ready, steady, go!
stay out of the kitchen
noun, Scot. and North England. 1. a farm, especially its buildings. noun 1. the place of a person or thing as occupied by a successor or substitute: The nephew of the queen came in her stead. 2. Obsolete. a place or locality. verb (used with object) 3. to be of service, advantage, or avail to. […]
adjective, steadier, steadiest. 1. firmly placed or fixed; stable in position or equilibrium: a steady ladder. 2. even or regular in movement: the steady swing of the pendulum. 3. free from change, variation, or interruption; uniform; continuous: a steady diet of meat and potatoes; a steady wind. 4. constant, regular, or habitual: a steady job. […]
- Steady as a rock
Firm, dependable, as in Betty always knows her part; she’s steady as a rock. This simile uses rock in the sense of “something that affords a sure support,” a usage dating from the early 1500s.
[sted-ee-goh-ing] /ˈstɛd iˈgoʊ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. steadfast; faithful; unchanging: steady-going service to the cause of justice. 2. regular and dependable, as in habits of living: a steady-going family man.