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steer 1

 (stîr)
v. steered, steer·ing, steers
v.tr.
1.
a. To guide (a vessel or vehicle), especially by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel: steered the car around the curve.
b. To set and follow (a course): steered a path around the rocks.
2.
a. To direct the course of: steered the business toward record profits. See Synonyms at conduct.
b. To advise or direct (a person) toward a place or course of action: steered the intern toward a career in sales. See Synonyms at guide.
v.intr.
1. To guide a vessel or vehicle.
2. To follow or move in a set course.
3. To admit of being steered or guided: a craft that steers easily.
n.
A piece of advice: The salesman gave me a bum steer on that new car.
Idiom:
steer clear of
To stay away from; avoid.

[Middle English steren, from Old English stēran; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

steer′a·ble adj.
steer′er n.

steer 2

 (stîr)
n.
A young ox, especially one castrated before sexual maturity and raised for beef.

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

steering

(ˈstɪərɪŋ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) the mechanical parts that make it possible to steer a motor vehicle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steering - the act of guiding or showing the waysteering - the act of guiding or showing the way
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
2.steering - the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
aim - the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
celestial guidance - a method of controlling the flight of a missile or spacecraft by reference to the positions of celestial bodies
inertial guidance, inertial navigation - a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces
command guidance - a method of controlling the flight of a missile by commands originating from the ground or from another missile
terrestrial guidance - a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational field
3.steering - the act of steering a ship
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
Translations
تَوجِيهمِقْوَد، جِهاز القِيادَه
řízení
styretøjstyring
ohjaus
upravljanje
kormányzás
stÿri, stÿrisbúnaîur
ステアリング
조타
styrning
อุปกรณ์ใช้บังคับทิศทาง
thiết bị lái

steering

[ˈstɪərɪŋ]
A. N (Aut etc) → dirección f, conducción f (Naut) → gobierno m
B. CPD steering arm Nbrazo m de dirección
steering column Ncolumna f de dirección
steering committee Ncomité m de dirección
steering lock N (Aut) (= anti-theft device) → dispositivo m antirrobo; (= turning circle) → capacidad f de giro
steering wheel Nvolante m, manubrio m (LAm)

steering

[ˈstɪərɪŋ] n [car] → direction fsteering column n [car] → colonne f de directionsteering committee ncomité m de pilotagesteering lock n (= anti-theft device) → antivol m de directionsteering wheel n [car] → volant m; [ship] → gouvernail m

steering

n (in car etc) → Lenkung f; (Naut) → Steuerung f

steering

:
steering column
nLenksäule f
steering-column lock
n (Aut) → Lenkerschloss nt
steering committee
steering gear
n (of plane)Leitwerk nt; (of boat)Ruderanlage f
steering lock
steering wheel
nSteuer(rad) nt; (of car also)Lenkrad nt
steering-wheel lock
n (Aut) → Lenkradschloss nt

steering

[ˈstɪərɪŋ] n (Aut) → sterzo
power steering → servosterzo

steer2

(stiə) verb
to guide or control the course of (eg a ship, car etc). He steered the car through the narrow streets; I steered out of the harbour; She managed to steer the conversation towards the subject of her birthday.
ˈsteering noun
the equipment or apparatus for steering a ship or car etc. The steering is faulty.
ˈsteering-wheel noun
the wheel in a car for steering it, fixed to the ˈsteering-column, or the wheel on a ship that is turned to control the rudder.
steer clear of
to avoid. I want to steer clear of trouble if possible.

steering

تَوجِيه řízení styring Steuerung πιλοτάρισμα dirección ohjaus direction upravljanje sterzo ステアリング 조타 besturing styring układ kierowniczy pilotagem рулевое управление styrning อุปกรณ์ใช้บังคับทิศทาง yönetim thiết bị lái 操舵
References in classic literature ?
He had slowed down and let go of the steering handle, so that the great machine crawled aimlessly about from one side of the road to the other.
When I returned on deck I found Wolf Larsen steering mainly with one hand, while with the other hand he held the marine glasses and studied the situation of the boats, paying particular attention to the position of the Macedonia.
nor is this any very easy matter; for in his rear is the immense projecting steering oar hitting him now and then in the small of his back, the after-oar reciprocating by rapping his knees in front.
And then I remained all alone aft, steering my ship, which ran before the wind with a buoyant lift now and then, and even rolling a little.
I had to make an effort to free my eyes from his gaze and attend to the steering.
The instrument itself is below deck, geared both to the steering apparatus and the control levers.
And I went, in her whale-boat, Adamu Adam steering and looking as solemn as a funeral.
Uncle Alec took no notice of her fear, but patiently instructed her in the art of steering, till she was so absorbed in remembering which was starboard and which larboard, that she forgot to say "OW
The old ship herself longs to look out upon the land from her hawse-holes once more, and Jack Lewis said right the other day when the captain found fault with his steering.
Charley, who was steering, seemed to have an instinct for that kind of work.
Montgomery, who was steering, brought the boat by me, and rising, caught and fastened my painter to the tiller to tow me, for there was no room aboard.
Before they reached its base they passed another large trail, steering a little to the right of the point of the mountain.