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veer 1

 (vîr)
v. veered, veer·ing, veers
v.intr.
1.
a. To turn aside from a course or established direction; swerve: veered to the left to avoid a pothole.
b. To deviate from a purpose, behavior, or previous pattern: "a sequence of adventures that veered between tragedy and bleak farce" (Anthony Haden-Guest). See Synonyms at swerve.
2. To shift clockwise in direction, as from north to northeast. Used of the wind.
3. Nautical To change the course of a ship by turning the stern to the wind while advancing to windward; wear ship.
v.tr.
1. To alter the direction of; turn: veered the car sharply to the left.
2. Nautical To change the course of (a ship) by turning the stern windward.
n.
A change in direction; a swerve.

[French virer, from Old French.]

veer 2

 (vîr)
tr.v. veered, veer·ing, veers Nautical
To let out or release (a line or an anchor train).

[Middle English veren, from Middle Dutch vieren; see per in Indo-European roots.]

veer

(vɪə)
vb
1. to alter direction (of); swing around
2. (intr) to change from one position, opinion, etc, to another
3. (Physical Geography) (of the wind) to change direction clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical to blow from a direction nearer the stern. Compare haul5
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical to steer (a vessel) off the wind
n
a change of course or direction
[C16: from Old French virer, probably of Celtic origin; compare Welsh gwyro to diverge]

veer

(vɪə)
vb
(Nautical Terms) (tr; often foll by out or away) nautical to slacken or pay out (cable or chain)
[C16: from Dutch vieren, from Old High German fieren to give direction]

veer

(vɪər)

v.i.
1. to change direction or turn aside; shift or change from one course, position, etc., to another.
2. (of the wind)
a. to change direction clockwise (opposed to back).
b. Naut. to shift to a direction more nearly astern (opposed to haul).
v.t.
3. to alter the direction of; turn.
4. to turn (a vessel) away from the wind.
n.
5. a change of position, course, etc.
[1575–85; < Middle French virer to turn « Latin vibrāre; see vibrate]

veer


Past participle: veered
Gerund: veering

Imperative
veer
veer
Present
I veer
you veer
he/she/it veers
we veer
you veer
they veer
Preterite
I veered
you veered
he/she/it veered
we veered
you veered
they veered
Present Continuous
I am veering
you are veering
he/she/it is veering
we are veering
you are veering
they are veering
Present Perfect
I have veered
you have veered
he/she/it has veered
we have veered
you have veered
they have veered
Past Continuous
I was veering
you were veering
he/she/it was veering
we were veering
you were veering
they were veering
Past Perfect
I had veered
you had veered
he/she/it had veered
we had veered
you had veered
they had veered
Future
I will veer
you will veer
he/she/it will veer
we will veer
you will veer
they will veer
Future Perfect
I will have veered
you will have veered
he/she/it will have veered
we will have veered
you will have veered
they will have veered
Future Continuous
I will be veering
you will be veering
he/she/it will be veering
we will be veering
you will be veering
they will be veering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been veering
you have been veering
he/she/it has been veering
we have been veering
you have been veering
they have been veering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been veering
you will have been veering
he/she/it will have been veering
we will have been veering
you will have been veering
they will have been veering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been veering
you had been veering
he/she/it had been veering
we had been veering
you had been veering
they had been veering
Conditional
I would veer
you would veer
he/she/it would veer
we would veer
you would veer
they would veer
Past Conditional
I would have veered
you would have veered
he/she/it would have veered
we would have veered
you would have veered
they would have veered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.veer - turn sharplyveer - turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
peel off - leave a formation
yaw - swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
2.veer - shift to a clockwise directionveer - shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered"
change over, shift, switch - make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
back - shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"

veer

verb change direction, turn, swerve, shift, sheer, tack, be deflected, change course small potholes which tend to make the car veer to one side or the other

veer

verb
1. To turn aside sharply from a straight course:
Nautical: yaw.
2. To turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct:
Archaic: err.
3. To change the direction or course of:
Translations
يَنْحَرِف، يُغَيِّر الأتِّجاه
točit se
svinge
irány: irányt változtat
breyta um stefnu; snúast
mestis į šonąstaiga pasukti
spēji mainīt virzienu
stočiť sa
sapmakyön değiştirmek

veer

[vɪəʳ] VI (also to veer round) [ship] → virar; [car] → girar, torcer; [wind] → cambiar de dirección, rolar (Met, Naut) (fig) → cambiar (de rumbo)
the car veered off the roadel coche se salió de la carretera
the wind veered to the eastel viento cambió hacia el este, el viento roló al este
the country has veered to the leftel país ha dado un giro hacia or a la izquierda
it veers from one extreme to the otheroscila desde un extremo al otro
people are veering round to our point of viewla gente está empezando a aceptar nuestro criterio

veer

[ˈvɪər] vi
[wind] → tourner
to veer off [car, bus, plane, ship] → dévier
to veer off course → dévier de sa trajectoire
to veer off to one side → dévier d'un côté

veer

vi (wind)(sich) drehen (im Uhrzeigersinn) → (to nach); (ship)abdrehen; (car)ausscheren; (road)scharf abbiegen, abknicken; the ship veered rounddas Schiff drehte ab; the road veered to the leftdie Straße machte eine scharfe Linkskurve; the car veered to the leftdas Auto scherte nach links aus; the car veered off the roaddas Auto kam von der Straße ab; the driver was forced to veer sharplyder Fahrer musste plötzlich das Steuer herumreißen; to veer off coursevom Kurs abkommen; it veers from one extreme to the otheres schwankt zwischen zwei Extremen; he veered round to my point of viewer ist auf meine Richtung umgeschwenkt; he veered away from the subjecter kam (völlig) vom Thema ab; the country has veered to the right under Thatcherdas Land ist unter Thatcher nach rechts geschwenkt
n (of wind)Drehung f; (of ship, fig: in policy) → Kurswechsel m; (of car)Ausscheren nt; (of road)Knick m; a veer to the left politicallyein politischer Ruck nach links

veer

[vɪəʳ] vi (ship, car) → virare; (wind) → girare
wind veering westerly at times → vento con tendenza a provenire da occidente
the country has veered to the left → il paese ha fatto una svolta a sinistra
the conversation veered round to politics → la conversazione si è spostata sulla politica

veer

(viə) verb
to change direction suddenly. The car veered across the road to avoid hitting a small boy.
References in classic literature ?
There came a plump of rain towards mid-day and the breeze died down, but it freshened again before nightfall, and Goodwin Hawtayne veered his sheet and held head for the south.
On the 4th, however, the sea became more calm, and the storm lessened its violence; the wind veered southward, and was once more favourable.
My heart swelled with pride at the thought that presently admiring British tars would be congratulating us upon our notable capture; and just about then the merchant steamer must have sighted us, for she veered suddenly toward the north, and a moment later dense volumes of smoke issued from her funnels.
Ruth succeeded in veering right and left and right again, and in running the narrow passage between table and bed to Martin's side; but Arthur veered too wide and fetched up with clatter and bang of pots and pans in the corner where Martin did his cooking.
By noon the sea went very high indeed, and our ship rode forecastle in, shipped several seas, and we thought once or twice our anchor had come home; upon which our master ordered out the sheet-anchor, so that we rode with two anchors ahead, and the cables veered out to the bitter end.
It was with the utmost hazard the boat came near us; but it was impossible for us to get on board, or for the boat to lie near the ship's side, till at last the men rowing very heartily, and venturing their lives to save ours, our men cast them a rope over the stern with a buoy to it, and then veered it out a great length, which they, after much labour and hazard, took hold of, and we hauled them close under our stern, and got all into their boat.
Presently the vessel veered toward the west and then swung gracefully to the south.
At my movement the beast veered off a bit and commenced circling us.
Next it veered again so that we had to turn and run with it parallel to the coast to keep from being swamped in the trough of the seas.
A moment more and Jane Clayton's safety might have been assured, even though Numa, the lion, was already gathering himself in preparation for a charge; but Fate, already all too cruel, now outdid herself--the wind veered suddenly for a few moments, the scent spoor that would have led the ape-man to the girl's side was wafted in the opposite direction; Tarzan passed within fifty yards of the tragedy that was being enacted in the glade, and the opportunity was gone beyond recall.
His mind instantly veered back again to Shakespeare and King Lear.
By ELIZABETH OJINAPassengers aboard a bus heading to Kisumu from Nairobi have escaped with minor injuries after the vehicle veered off the road and overturned at Awasi.