Steady

Definition of Steady

Stead´y   Pronunciation:
a.1.Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute.
- Sir P. Sidney.
2.Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object.
3.Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.
Steady rest
(Mach) a rest in a turning lathe, to keep a long piece of work from trembling.
v. t.1.To make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute.
[imp. & p. p. Steadied (-ĭd); p. pr. & vb. n. Steadying.]
v. i.1.To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
Without a breeze, without a tide,
She steadies with upright keel.
- Coleridge.

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