1. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm. "The softest, steadiest plume." Keble.
"Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute." -- Sir P. Sidney.
2. Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object.
3. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.
Syn. -- Fixed; regular; uniform; undeviating; invariable; unremitted; stable.
(Mach), a rest in a turning lathe, to keep a long piece of work from trembling.