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Adjective: steady (steadier,steadiest)  ste-dee
  1. Not subject to change or variation especially in behaviour
    "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
  2. Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
    "stocks are still steady";
    - firm, unfluctuating
  3. Securely in position; not shaky
    "held the ladder steady"
  4. Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    "steady convictions";
    - firm, steadfast, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering, unshakeable
  5. Relating to a person who does something regularly
    "a steady drinker";
    - regular
  6. Not easily excited or upset
    "steady nerves"
Verb: steady  ste-dee
  1. Stop being excited, agitated or moving
    "steady yourself";
    - calm, becalm
  2. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    "steady your elbows while working on the potter's wheel";
    - brace, stabilize, stabilise [Brit]
Noun: steady  ste-dee
Usage: informal
  1. A person loved by another person
    - sweetheart, sweetie [informal], truelove, bae [US, informal]
Adverb: steady  ste-dee
  1. In a steady manner
    "he could still walk steady";
    - steadily

Derived forms: steadies, steadying, steadier, steadiest, steadied

See also: dependable, even, firm, footsure, frequent, level, regular, resolute, rock-steady, secure, stable, steadied, steady-going, sure, surefooted, sure-footed, unagitated, unexcitable, unwavering

Type of: beef up, fortify, lover, stabilise [Brit], stabilize, strengthen

Antonym: unsteady

Encyclopedia: Steady, as She Goes