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helm 1

 (hĕlm)
n.
1. Nautical The steering gear of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel.
2. A position of leadership or control: at the helm of the government.
tr.v. helmed, helm·ing, helms
To take the helm of; steer or direct.

[Middle English, from Old English helma.]

helm′er n.

helm 2

 (hĕlm) Archaic
n.
A helmet.
tr.v. helmed, helm·ing, helms
To cover or furnish with a helmet.

[Middle English, from Old English; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

helm

(hɛlm)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. the wheel, tiller, or entire apparatus by which a vessel is steered
b. the position of the helm: that is, on the side of the keel opposite from that of the rudder
2. a position of leadership or control (esp in the phrase at the helm)
vb
(tr) to direct or steer
[Old English helma; related to Old Norse hjalm rudder, Old High German halmo]
ˈhelmless adj

helm

(hɛlm)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an archaic or poetic word for helmet
vb
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) archaic or poetic to supply with a helmet
[Old English helm; related to helan to cover, Old Norse hjalmr, Gothic hilms, Old High German helm helmet, Sanskrit śárman protection]

helm1

(hɛlm)

n.
1.
a. a wheel or tiller by which a ship is steered.
b. the entire steering apparatus of a ship.
c. the angle with the fore-and-aft line made by a rudder when turned: 15-degree helm.
2. the place or post of control: A stern taskmaster was at the helm of the company.
v.t.
3. to steer; direct.
[before 900; Middle English helme, Old English helma, c. Old High German helmo, halmo handle, Old Norse hjalm rudder]

helm2

(hɛlm)

n.
1. a medieval helmet, formed as a single cylindrical piece with a flat or raised top, completely enclosing the head.
v.t.
2. to furnish with a helm.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German helm, Old Norse hjālmr, Gothic hilms; akin to Old English helan to cover. See hull1]

helm

- A nautical term meaning "to steer."
See also related terms for steer.

helm


Past participle: helmed
Gerund: helming

Imperative
helm
helm
Present
I helm
you helm
he/she/it helms
we helm
you helm
they helm
Preterite
I helmed
you helmed
he/she/it helmed
we helmed
you helmed
they helmed
Present Continuous
I am helming
you are helming
he/she/it is helming
we are helming
you are helming
they are helming
Present Perfect
I have helmed
you have helmed
he/she/it has helmed
we have helmed
you have helmed
they have helmed
Past Continuous
I was helming
you were helming
he/she/it was helming
we were helming
you were helming
they were helming
Past Perfect
I had helmed
you had helmed
he/she/it had helmed
we had helmed
you had helmed
they had helmed
Future
I will helm
you will helm
he/she/it will helm
we will helm
you will helm
they will helm
Future Perfect
I will have helmed
you will have helmed
he/she/it will have helmed
we will have helmed
you will have helmed
they will have helmed
Future Continuous
I will be helming
you will be helming
he/she/it will be helming
we will be helming
you will be helming
they will be helming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been helming
you have been helming
he/she/it has been helming
we have been helming
you have been helming
they have been helming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been helming
you will have been helming
he/she/it will have been helming
we will have been helming
you will have been helming
they will have been helming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been helming
you had been helming
he/she/it had been helming
we had been helming
you had been helming
they had been helming
Conditional
I would helm
you would helm
he/she/it would helm
we would helm
you would helm
they would helm
Past Conditional
I would have helmed
you would have helmed
he/she/it would have helmed
we would have helmed
you would have helmed
they would have helmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helm - steering mechanism for a vesselhelm - steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
motorboat, powerboat - a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
steering mechanism, steering system - a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle)
towboat, tugboat, tug, tower - a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
wheel - a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel
2.helm - a position of leadership; "the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"
leadership, leading - the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
Verb1.helm - be at or take the helm of; "helm the ship"
channelise, channelize, guide, maneuver, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

helm

noun (Nautical) tiller, wheel, rudder, steering gear I got into our dinghy while Willis took the helm.
at the helm in charge, in control, in command, directing, at the wheel, in the saddle, in the driving seat He has been at the helm of Lonrho for 31 years.
Translations
مِقْوَد، زمام الأمور
kormidlo
ror
stÿri
stūrestūresrats
dümen yekesi

helm

[helm] N (Naut) → timón m
to be at the helm (lit, fig) → estar al timón

helm

[ˈhɛlm] n
[ship] → barre f
to be at the helm [organization] → être à la barre

helm

n
(Naut) → Ruder nt, → Steuer nt; to be at the helm (lit, fig)am Ruder sein
(obs, = helmet) → Helm m

helm

[hɛlm] n (Naut) → timone m
to be at the helm (fig) → essere al comando

helm

(helm) noun
the wheel or handle by which a ship is steered. He asked me to take the helm (= steer the ship).
ˈhelmsman (ˈhelmz-) noun
a person who steers a ship.
References in classic literature ?
Up with the jib, reef the tops'l halliards, helm hard alee, and man the guns
he intensely whispered, seizing the helm -- gripe your oars, and clutch your souls, now
Sir Gareth heard him, and he gat a great spear, and so they encountered together, and there the prince brake his spear; but Sir Gareth smote him upon the left side of the helm, that he reeled here and there, and he had fallen down had not his men recovered him.
Knights, with a long retinue of their squires, In gaudy liveries march and quaint attires; One laced the helm, another held the lance, A third the shining buckler did advance.
The man at the helm was watching the luff of the sail and whistling away gently to himself, and that was the only sound excepting the swish of the sea against the bows and around the sides of the ship.
We reefed the fore-sail and set him, and hauled aft the fore-sheet; the helm was hard a-weather.
But, as good seldom or never comes pure and unmixed, without being attended or followed by some disturbing evil that gives a shock to it, our fortune, or perhaps the curses which the Moor had hurled at his daughter (for whatever kind of father they may come from these are always to be dreaded), brought it about that when we were now in mid-sea, and the night about three hours spent, as we were running with all sail set and oars lashed, for the favouring breeze saved us the trouble of using them, we saw by the light of the moon, which shone brilliantly, a square-rigged vessel in full sail close to us, luffing up and standing across our course, and so close that we had to strike sail to avoid running foul of her, while they too put the helm hard up to let us pass.
Now, Sir Knight," quoth he, "put off your sword and helm and such other war-gear as it pleases you, and help me lay this table, for I am passing hungry.
Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.
The searchlight followed her, and a shudder ran through all who saw her, for lashed to the helm was a corpse, with drooping head, which swung horribly to and fro at each motion of the ship.
If in three days the monster did not appear, the man at the helm should give three turns of the wheel, and the Abraham Lincoln would make for the European seas.
You see," said Dantes, quitting the helm, "I shall be of some use to you, at least during the voyage.