verb (used with object)
to guide the course of (something in motion) by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc.:
to steer a bicycle.
to follow or pursue (a particular course).
to direct the course of; guide:
I can steer you to the best restaurant in town.
verb (used without object)
to direct the course of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, or the like, by the use of a rudder or other means.
to pursue a course of action.
(of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, etc.) to be steered or guided in a particular direction or manner.
Informal. a suggestion about a course of action; tip:
He got a good steer about finding the right job.
steer clear of, to stay away from purposely; avoid:
She steered clear of any deep emotional involvements.
to direct the course of (a vehicle or vessel) with a steering wheel, rudder, etc
(transitive) to guide with tuition: his teachers steered him through his exams
(transitive) to direct the movements or course of (a person, conversation, etc)
to pursue (a specified course)
(intransitive) (of a vessel, vehicle, etc) to admit of being guided in a specified fashion: this boat does not steer properly
steer clear of, to keep away from; shun
(mainly US) information; guidance (esp in the phrase a bum steer)
a castrated male ox or bull; bullock
In addition to the idiom beginning with steer
noun 1. a part or division of a ship, formerly the part containing the steering apparatus. 2. (in a passenger ship) the part or accommodations allotted to the passengers who travel at the cheapest rate. noun 1. the cheapest accommodation on a passenger ship, originally the compartments containing the steering apparatus 2. an instance or […]
noun, Nautical. 1. sufficient speed to permit a vessel to be maneuvered. noun 1. (nautical) enough forward movement to allow a vessel to be steered
verb (used with object) 1. to guide the course of (something in motion) by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc.: to steer a bicycle. 2. to follow or pursue (a particular course). 3. to direct the course of; guide: I can steer you to the best restaurant in town. verb (used without object) 4. to direct […]
noun 1. a person or thing that steers. 2. Informal. a confederate who directs potential customers to a gambling game, brothel, drug seller, etc. steerer