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steady   WordNet 2.0

- a person loved by another person

 
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- make steady
"steady yourself"

 
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- support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
"brace your elbows while working on the potter''s wheel"

 
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- not easily excited or upset
"steady nerves"

 
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- relating to a person who does something regularly
"a regular customer"
"a steady drinker"

 
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- marked by firm determination or resolution

- not shakable
"firm convictions"
"a firm mouth"
"steadfast resolve"
"a man of unbendable perseverence"
"unwavering loyalty"

 
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- securely in position

- not shaky
"held the ladder steady"

 
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- not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
"stocks are still firm"

 
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- not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
"a steady beat"
"a steady job"
"a steady breeze"
"a steady increase"
"a good steady ballplayer"

 
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- persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature
"maintained a constant temperature"
"a constant beat"
"principles of unvarying validity"
"a steady breeze"

 
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- in a steady manner
"he could still walk steadily"

 
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Steady   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

Steady rest
(Mach), a rest in a turning lathe, to keep a long piece of work from trembling.

 
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1. To make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute.

 
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1. To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.

"Without a breeze, without a tide, She steadies with upright keel." -- Coleridge.

 
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