the discriminatory practice by a real estate agent of maneuvering a client from a minority group away from considering a home in a white neighborhood.
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.
verb (used with or without object), noun, British Dialect.
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. the shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering gear assembly of an automotive vehicle. steering column noun 1. (in a motor vehicle) the shaft on which a steering wheel is mounted and by which it is connected with the steering gear
noun 1. a committee, especially of a deliberative or legislative body, charged with preparing the agenda of a session. steering committee noun 1. a committee set up to prepare and arrange topics to be discussed, the order of business, etc, for a legislative assembly or other body
noun 1. the apparatus or mechanism for steering a ship, automobile, bicycle, airplane, etc. steering gear noun 1. any mechanism used for steering a vehicle, ship, aircraft, etc
noun 1. a wheel used by a driver, pilot, or the like, to steer an automobile, ship, etc. steering wheel noun 1. a wheel turned by the driver of a motor vehicle, ship, etc, when he wishes to change direction. It is connected to the front wheels, rudder, etc