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.
[sted-ee-han-did] /ˈstɛd iˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. having steady hands; having self-control; calm.
noun, Astronomy. 1. a theory in which the universe is assumed to have average properties that are constant in space and time so that new matter must be continuously and spontaneously created to maintain average densities as the universe expands. steady state theory A cosmological theory stating that the universe has always expanded at a […]
noun 1. a universe described by the steady state theory.