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English adjective: steady

1. steady not subject to change or variation especially in behavior

SamplesA steady beat.
A steady job.
A steady breeze.
A steady increase.
A good steady ballplayer.

Similardependable, even, firm, footsure, level, regular, rock-steady, steadied, steady-going, sure, sure-footed, surefooted, unwavering

See alsoeven, stable, unagitated


2. steady not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall

SamplesStocks are still firm.

Synonymsfirm, unfluctuating



3. steady securely in position; not shaky

SamplesHeld the ladder steady.



4. steady marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable

SamplesFirm convictions.
A firm mouth.
Steadfast resolve.
A man of unbendable perseverence.
Unwavering loyalty.

Synonymsfirm, steadfast, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering



5. steady relating to a person who does something regularly

SamplesA regular customer.
A steady drinker.




6. steady not easily excited or upset

SamplesSteady nerves.



English noun: steady

1. steady (person) a person loved by another person

Synonymssweetheart, sweetie, truelove

Broader (hypernym)lover

Narrower (hyponym)dulcinea, ladylove, sugar daddy, valentine

English adverb: steady

1. steady in a steady manner

SamplesHe could still walk steadily.


Antonymsfalteringly, uncertainly, unsteadily

English verb: steady

1. steady (change) make steady

SamplesSteady yourself.

Synonymsbecalm, calm

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stabilise, stabilize

2. steady (contact) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

SamplesBrace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel.

Synonymsbrace, stabilise, stabilize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen

Narrower (hyponym)ballast, guy

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