steer
Pronunciation Verb

steer (steers, present participle steering; past and past participle steered)

  1. (intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
    The boat steered towards the iceberg.
    I steered homeward.
  2. (transitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
    I find it very difficult to steer a skateboard.
    When planning the boat trip, we had completely forgotten that we needed somebody to steer.
  3. (intransitive) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm.
    The boat steers easily.
  4. (transitive) To direct a group of animals.
  5. (transitive) To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action.
    Hume believes that principles of association steer the imagination of artists.
  6. (transitive) To direct a conversation.
  7. To conduct oneself; to take or pursue a course of action.
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: levar a
  • Russian: вести́
Translations Noun

steer (plural steers)

  1. (informal) A suggestion about a course of action.
  2. (obsolete) A helmsman; a pilot.
Noun

steer (plural steers)

  1. The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
    • 1913, Willa Cather, O Pioneers!, chapter 2
      He counted the cattle over and over. It diverted him to speculate as to how much weight each of the steers would probably put on by spring.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: bœuf
  • German: Ochse, Mastochse one raised for beef
  • Italian: manzo, bue
  • Portuguese: boi
  • Russian: кастри́рованный бычо́к
  • Spanish: buey
Verb

steer (steers, present participle steering; past and past participle steered)

  1. (transitive) To castrate (a male calf).
Translations
Steer
Proper noun
  1. Surname



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.143
Offline English dictionary