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stead·y

 (stĕd′ē)
adj. stead·i·er, stead·i·est
1. Firm in position or place; fixed.
2. Direct and unfaltering; sure.
3. Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform: a steady increase in value; a steady breeze.
4. Not easily excited or upset: steady nerves.
5. Unwavering, as in purpose; steadfast.
6. Reliable; dependable.
7. Temperate; sober.
tr. & intr.v. stead·ied, stead·y·ing, stead·ies
To make or become steady.
interj. Nautical
Used to direct a helmsman to keep a ship's head in the same direction: Steady as she goes!
n. pl. stead·ies
The person whom one dates regularly, usually exclusively.

stead′i·er n.
stead′i·ly adv.
stead′i·ness n.

steady

(ˈstɛdɪ)
adj, steadier or steadiest
1. not able to be moved or disturbed easily; stable
2. free from fluctuation: the level stayed steady.
3. not easily excited; imperturbable
4. staid; sober
5. regular; habitual: a steady drinker.
6. continuous: a steady flow.
7. (Nautical Terms) nautical (of a vessel) keeping upright, as in heavy seas
vb, steadies, steadying or steadied
to make or become steady
adv
8. in a steady manner
9. go steady informal to date one person regularly
n, pl steadies
informal one's regular boyfriend or girlfriend
interj
10. (Nautical Terms) nautical an order to the helmsman to stay on a steady course
11. a warning to keep calm, be careful, etc
12. Brit a command to get set to start, as in a race: ready, steady, go!.
[C16: from stead + -y1; related to Old High German stātīg, Middle Dutch stēdig]
ˈsteadier n
ˈsteadily adv
ˈsteadiness n

stead•y

(ˈstɛd i)

adj. stead•i•er, stead•i•est, adj.
1. firmly placed or fixed; stable: a steady ladder.
2. even or regular in movement: a steady rhythm.
3. free from change, variation, or interruption; continuous.
4. constant, regular, or habitual: a steady job.
5. free from excitement or agitation; calm: steady nerves.
6. firm; unfaltering: a steady hand.
7. steadfast or unwavering; resolute: a steady purpose.
8. settled, staid, or sober, as a person or habits.
9. (of a vessel) keeping nearly upright, as in a heavy sea.
interj.
10. (used to urge someone to calm down or be under control.)
11. (a helm order to keep a vessel steady on its present heading.)
n.
12. a person whom one dates exclusively; boyfriend or girlfriend.
13. a steady visitor, customer, or the like; habitué.
v.t.
14. to make or keep steady, as in position, movement, action, or character.
v.i.
15. to become steady.
adv.
16. steadily.
Idioms:
go steady, to date one person exclusively.
[1520–30; stead + -y1]
stead′i•er, n.
stead′i•ly, adv.
stead′i•ness, n.

steady


Past participle: steadied
Gerund: steadying

Imperative
steady
steady
Present
I steady
you steady
he/she/it steadies
we steady
you steady
they steady
Preterite
I steadied
you steadied
he/she/it steadied
we steadied
you steadied
they steadied
Present Continuous
I am steadying
you are steadying
he/she/it is steadying
we are steadying
you are steadying
they are steadying
Present Perfect
I have steadied
you have steadied
he/she/it has steadied
we have steadied
you have steadied
they have steadied
Past Continuous
I was steadying
you were steadying
he/she/it was steadying
we were steadying
you were steadying
they were steadying
Past Perfect
I had steadied
you had steadied
he/she/it had steadied
we had steadied
you had steadied
they had steadied
Future
I will steady
you will steady
he/she/it will steady
we will steady
you will steady
they will steady
Future Perfect
I will have steadied
you will have steadied
he/she/it will have steadied
we will have steadied
you will have steadied
they will have steadied
Future Continuous
I will be steadying
you will be steadying
he/she/it will be steadying
we will be steadying
you will be steadying
they will be steadying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been steadying
you have been steadying
he/she/it has been steadying
we have been steadying
you have been steadying
they have been steadying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been steadying
you will have been steadying
he/she/it will have been steadying
we will have been steadying
you will have been steadying
they will have been steadying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been steadying
you had been steadying
he/she/it had been steadying
we had been steadying
you had been steadying
they had been steadying
Conditional
I would steady
you would steady
he/she/it would steady
we would steady
you would steady
they would steady
Past Conditional
I would have steadied
you would have steadied
he/she/it would have steadied
we would have steadied
you would have steadied
they would have steadied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steady - a person loved by another personsteady - a person loved by another person  
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
dulcinea, ladylove - a woman who is a man's sweetheart
sugar daddy - a wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy
valentine - a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day; "will you be my valentine?"
Verb1.steady - make steadysteady - make steady; "steady yourself"  
stabilise, stabilize - become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized"
2.steady - support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
beef up, fortify, strengthen - make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
ballast - make steady with a ballast
guy - steady or support with a guy wire or cable; "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"
Adj.1.steady - 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"
unagitated - not agitated or disturbed emotionally
even - being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
stable - resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
2.steady - not liable to fluctuate or especially to fallsteady - not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"
stable - resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
3.steady - securely in position; not shaky; "held the ladder steady"
secure - not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"
4.steady - marked by firm determination or resolutionsteady - marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
5.steady - relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"
6.steady - not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves"
unexcitable - not easily excited; "an unexcitable temperament"
Adv.1.steady - in a steady manner; "he could still walk steadily"

steady

adjective
2. stable, fixed, secure, still, firm, fast, safe, anchored, moored, immovable, unshaking, on an even keel Make sure the camera is steady.
stable unstable, insecure, unsteady, unsettled
3. regular, established, settled, usual, customary a steady boyfriend
verb
1. make steady, stabilize, hold steady, make fast He eased back the throttles to steady the ship.
make steady shake, upset, tilt, agitate
2. settle, get control of, compose, calm down, quieten, make calm She breathed in to steady her voice.
go steady go out, court, be seeing someone, be in a relationship She and Randolph have been going steady for almost a year now.
Proverbs
"slow but sure"

steady

adjective
2. Firmly settled or positioned:
4. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence:
5. Consistently reliable, especially because of resistance to outside pressures:
verb
1. To make stable:
2. To put in balance:
Translations
ثابِت، راسِخ، مُتَّزِنراسِخعاقِل، مُثابِرمُنْتَظَممُنْتَظِم
pevnýpracovitýřádnýstabilnístálý
fastkonstantroligsolidstabil
vakaavakauttaatasapainottaa
stabilan
megszilárdul
halda jafnvægistaîfasturstöîugurstöîugur, jafnstyrkur, staîfastur
しっかりした
안정된
nekintantisnurimk!
izturētsnelokāmsnosvērtspastāvīgssaglabāt/noturēt līdzsvaru
enakomerenmirenredenstalentrden
stadig
เรื่อยๆ
sabitsağlamsallanmazşaşmaztitremez
chắc chắn

steady

[ˈstedɪ]
A. ADJ (steadier (compar) (steadiest (superl)))
1. (= continuous) [decline, increase, improvement, flow] → continuo; [demand, wind, supply] → constante; [rain] → constante, ininterrumpido; [breathing, beat] → regular; [temperature] → constante, uniforme
we were going at a steady 70kphíbamos a una velocidad constante de 70kph
there was a steady downpour for three hoursllovió durante tres horas ininterrumpidamente or sin parar
he plays a very steady gamejuega sin altibajos
to hold or keep sth steady [+ prices, demand] → mantener algo estable
he doesn't have a steady incomeno tiene ingresos regulares or estables
a steady jobun empleo fijo
at a steady pacea paso regular or constante
we have been making steady progresshemos ido mejorando de forma continuada or constante
we have a steady stream of visitorstenemos un flujo constante de visitantes
2. (= calm) [voice] → firme; [gaze] → fijo; [nerves] → templado
3. (= firm) [chair, table] → firme, seguro; [boat] → estable
a steady handun pulso firme
hold the camera steadyno muevas la cámara
the unemployment rate is holding steady at 7.3%el índice de paro se mantiene estable a un 7,3%
to be steady on one's feetcaminar con paso seguro
the car is not very steady on cornersel coche no es muy estable en las curvas
4. (= reliable) [person] → formal, serio
5. (= regular) [boyfriend, girlfriend] → formal; [relationship] → estable
B. ADV
1. (in exclamations) steady! you're rocking the boat¡quieto! estás haciendo que se balancee la barca
steady as she goes! (Naut) → ¡mantenga el rumbo!
steady on! there's no need to lose your temper¡tranquilo! no hay necesidad de perder los estribos
2.
to go steady with sbser novio formal de algn
they're going steadyson novios formales
C. N (o.f.) → novio/a m/f
D. VT
1. (= stabilize) [+ wobbling object] → estabilizar; [+ chair, table] (with hands) → sujetar para que no se mueva; (with wedge) → poner un calzo a (para que no cojee)
two men steadied the ladderdos hombres sujetaron la escalera para que no se moviese
to steady o.s.equilibrarse
to steady o.s. against or on sthrecobrar el equilibrio apoyándose en algo
2. (= compose) [+ nervous person] → calmar, tranquilizar; [+ wild person] → apaciguar; [+ horse] → tranquilizar
to steady o.s.calmarse, tranquilizarse
she smokes to steady her nervesfuma para calmar los nervios
she breathed in to steady her voiceaspiró para hacer que su voz sonase tranquila
E. VI
1. (= stop moving) → dejar de moverse
the shadows from the lamp steadiedlas sombras que hacía la lámpara dejaron de moverse
2. (= grow calm) [voice] → calmarse; [prices, market] → estabilizarse, hacerse más estable
to have a steadying influence on sbejercer una buena influencia sobre algn

steady

[ˈstɛdi]
adj
(= constant) [progress, growth, increase, decrease] → constant(e)
steady progress → des progrès constants
(= regular) [breathing, income, job, pace, speed, relationship] → régulier/ière
I wanted a steady income → Je voulais des revenus réguliers.
a steady job → un travail régulier
a steady boyfriend → un petit ami régulier
a steady girlfriend → une petite amie régulière
(= firm) [object] → stable; [hand] → ferme
(= calm) [voice] → ferme; [+ gaze] → soutenu(e)
(= reliable) [person] → équilibré(e), pondéré(e)
vt
(= stabilize) → stabiliser
to steady o.s.
The boat moved slightly, and he steadied himself on the handrail → Le bateau tanguait légèrement et il s'accrocha à la main courante.
[+ voice] → poser; [+ nerves] → calmer
I need a drink to steady my nerves → J'ai besoin d'un verre pour me calmer les nerfs.
to steady o.s. (= compose o.s.) → se ressaisir
excldoucement!
steady on! → doucement!
adv
to be going steady → filer le parfait amour

steady

adj (+er)
(= firm, not wobbling) hand, nerves, eyeruhig; gazefest, unverwandt; (= composed) voicefest; with a steady handmit ruhiger Hand; steady on one’s legs/feetfest or sicher auf den Beinen; to hold something steadyetw ruhig halten; ladderetw festhalten; the chair is not very steadyder Stuhl ist wacklig
(= constant) wind, progress, demand etcständig, stet (geh); drizzleununterbrochen; temperaturebeständig; incomegeregelt; at a steady pacein gleichmäßigem Tempo; at a steady 70ständig mit 70
(= reliable, regular) workerzuverlässig, solide; he plays a steady gameer ist ein zuverlässiger Spieler
job, boyfriendfest
adv steady! (= carefully, gently)vorsichtig!; (Naut) → Kurs halten!; steady (on)!, steady the buffs!immer mit der Ruhe! (inf), → sachte! (inf); to go steady (with somebody) (inf)mit jdm (fest) gehen (inf); they’re going steady (inf)sie gehen fest miteinander, sie sind fest zusammen
n (inf)fester Freund (inf), → feste Freundin (inf)
vt plane, boatwieder ins Gleichgewicht bringen; (= stabilize) nerves, personberuhigen; (in character) → ausgleichen; to steady oneselffesten Halt finden; she had a steadying influence on himdurch ihren Einfluss wurde er ausgeglichener
visich beruhigen; (person, voice)ruhig(er) werden; her breathing steadiedihr Atem wurde ruhiger

steady

[ˈstɛdɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (not wobbling, gen) → fermo/a, stabile; (voice, gaze) → sicuro/a; (nerves) → saldo/a; (not fluctuating, prices, sales) → stabile; (regular, temperature, demand, improvement) → costante; (reliable, person, character) → serio/a; (boyfriend, girlfriend) → fisso/a
a steady job → un lavoro or impiego fisso
a steady hand → una mano ferma
we were going at a steady 70 km/h → andavamo a una velocità costante di 70 km l'ora
2. adv steady!calma!, piano!
they are going steady (old) (fam) → fanno coppia fissa, stanno insieme
3. vtstabilizzare; (wobbling object) → tenere fermo/a; (nervous person) → calmare
to steady o.s. → reggersi, tenersi in equilibrio
she smokes to steady her nerves → fuma per calmarsi
to have a steadying influence on sb → rendere più calmo/a qn

steady

(ˈstedi) adjective
1. (negative unsteady) firmly fixed, balanced or controlled. The table isn't steady; You need a steady hand to be a surgeon.
2. regular or even. a steady temperature; He was walking at a steady pace.
3. unchanging or constant. steady faith.
4. (of a person) sensible and hardworking in habits etc. a steady young man.
verb
to make or become steady. He stumbled but managed to steady himself; His heart-beat gradually steadied.
ˈsteadily adverb
His work is improving steadily.
ˈsteadiness noun
steady (on)! interjection
don't be so angry, upset etc!. Steady on! Stop shouting!

steady

مُنْتَظِم stabilní vedholdende ruhig σταθερός firme vakaa ferme stabilan costante しっかりした 안정된 standvastig stabil stały constante устойчивый stadig เรื่อยๆ sabit chắc chắn 稳定的
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