HyperDic: steady

English > 10 senses of the word steady:
ADJECTIVEallsteadynot subject to change or variation especially in behavior
allsteady, firm, unfluctuatingnot liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
allsteadysecurely in position
allsteady, firm, steadfast, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwaveringmarked by firm determination or resolution
allsteady, regularrelating to a person who does something regularly
allsteadynot easily excited or upset
VERBchangesteady, calm, becalmmake steady
contactsteady, brace, stabilize, stabilisesupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace
ADVERBallsteady, steadilyin a steady manner
NOUNperson steady, sweetheart, sweetie, truelovea person loved by another person
steady > pronunciation
Soundssteh'diy
Rhymesalready ... yesterday: 132 rhymes with diy...
English > steady: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot subject to change or variation especially in behavior.
Examples
  • "a steady beat"
  • "a steady job"
  • "a steady breeze"
  • "a steady increase"
  • "a good steady ballplayer"
Narrowerdependable, rock-steady, steady-goingconsistent in performance or behavior
even, regularOccurring at fixed intervals
firm(of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
level, unwaveringnot showing abrupt variations
steadiedmade steady or constant
sureCertain not to fail
surefooted, sure-footed, footsurenot liable to stumble or fall
See alsoevenLevel or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture
stableresistant to change of position or condition
unagitatednot agitated or disturbed emotionally
Oppositeunsteadysubject to change or variation
Spanishconstante, regular
Nounssteadinessthe quality of being steady--regular and unvarying
Adverbssteadilyin a steady manner
steadilyat a steady rate or pace
English > steady: 10 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot liable to fluctuate or especially to fall.
Synonymsfirm, unfluctuating
Broaderstableresistant to change of position or condition
Spanishinalterable, invariable
English > steady: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSecurely in position; not shaky.
Example"held the ladder steady"
Broadersecurenot likely to fail or give ... / give way
Spanishestable, fijo, firme, seguro
Catalanestable, ferm, fix, segur
Nounssteadinessthe quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
English > steady: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmarked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable.
Synonymsfirm, steadfast, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering
BroaderresoluteFirm in purpose or belief
Spanishconstante, firme, inalterable, inquebrantable, irrompible
Catalanconstant, ferm, inalterable, irrompible, resolut
Nounssteadinessfreedom from wavering or indecision
English > steady: 10 senses > adjective 5
Meaningrelating to a person who does something regularly.
Example "a steady drinker"
Synonymregular
BroaderfrequentComing at short intervals or habitually
Spanishasiduo, habitual, regular
Catalanasidu, habitual, regular
English > steady: 10 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot easily excited or upset.
Example"steady nerves"
Broaderunexcitablenot easily excited
Spanishsereno
English > steady: 10 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person loved by another person.
Synonymssweetheart, sweetie, truelove
Narrowerladylove, dulcineaA woman who is a man's sweetheart
sugar daddyA wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy
valentineA sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day
BroaderloverA person who loves someone or is loved by someone
Spanishamado, corazón, dulzura
Catalanestimat
English > steady: 10 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a steady manner.
Synonymsteadily
Oppositeunsteadily, falteringly, uncertainlyIn an unsteady manner
Spanishfirmemente
English > steady: 10 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake steady.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"steady yourself"
Synonymscalm, becalm
Broaderstabilize, stabiliseBecome stable or more stable
Spanishcalmarse, estabilizarse, estabilizar, tranquilizarse
English > steady: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbrace, stabilize, stabilise
Narrowerballastmake steady with a ballast
guysteady or support with a guy wire or cable
Broaderstrengthen, beef up, fortifymake strong or stronger
Spanishafianzar, estabilizar
Catalanafermar, estabilitzar

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