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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun steer has 2 senses

Verb steer has 3 senses


steern. [OE. steer, AS. steór; akin to D. & G. stier a bull, OHG. stior, Icel. stjōrr, , Sw. tjur, Dan. tyr, Goth. stiur, Russ. tur', Pol. tur, Ir. & Gael. tarbh, W. tarw, L. taurus, Gr. tay^ros, Skr. sth strong, stout, AS. stor large, Icel. stōrr, OHG. st, stiuri. √168. Cf. Stirk, Taurine, a.].
     A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.  [1913 Webster]
steerv. t. 
     To castrate; -- said of male calves.  [1913 Webster]
steerv. t. [OE. steeren, steren, AS. stiéran, st, steóran; akin to OFries. stiora, stiura, D. sturen, OD. stieren, G. steuern, OHG. stiuren to direct, support, G. steuer contribution, tax, Icel. st to steer, govern, Sw. styra, Dan. styre, Goth. stiurjan to establish, AS. steór a rudder, a helm, and probably to Icel. staurr a pale, stake, Gr. stayro`s, and perhaps ultimately to E. stand. √168. Cf. Starboard, Stern, n.].
     To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.  [1913 Webster]
    "That with a staff his feeble steps did steer."  [1913 Webster]
steerv. i. 
  •  To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.  [1913 Webster]
    "Where the wind
    Veers oft, as oft [a ship] so steers, and shifts her sail.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.  [1913 Webster]
steern. [AS. steór, stiór; akin to D. stuur, G. steuer, Icel. st. √168. See Steer, v. t.].
     A rudder or helm.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
steern. [AS. steóra. See Steer a rudder.].
     A helmsman; a pilot.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]


steer, v. & n.
1 tr. a guide (a vehicle, aircraft, etc.) by a wheel etc. b guide (a vessel) by a rudder or helm.
2 intr. guide a vessel or vehicle in a specified direction (tried to steer left).
3 tr. direct (one's course).
4 intr. direct one's course in a specified direction (steered for the railway station).
5 tr. guide the movement or trend of (steered them into the garden; steered the conversation away from that subject).
--n. US steering; guidance.

steer clear of take care to avoid. steering-column the shaft or column which connects the steering-wheel, handlebars, etc. of a vehicle to the rest of the steering-gear. steering committee a committee deciding the order of dealing with business, or priorities and the general course of operations. steering-wheel a wheel by which a vehicle etc. is steered.
steerable adj. steerer n. steering n. (esp. in senses 1, 2 of v.).
steer, n. a young male bovine animal, esp. one castrated and raised for beef.

OE steor f. Gmc



Brahman, Indian buffalo, advice, aim, alerting, aurochs, avoid, be responsible for, bear, bear for, bear up for, bear up to, beef, beef cattle, beeves, billy, billy goat, bison, boar, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, break for, bubbly-jock, buck, buffalo, bull, bullock, bum steer, calf, carabao, carry on, carry out, carry through, cattle, caution, channel, chanticleer, chart a course, circumvent, clue, cock, cockerel, cond, conduct, conduct to, conn, control, cow, coxswain, critter, cue, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dash for, deal with, direct, direct to, dispose, dodge, dog, dogie, drake, drive, entire, entire horse, escort, gander, go, go for, gobbler, guide, handle, hart, have the conn, he-goat, head, heifer, helm, herd, hit for, hold a heading, hold the reins, hornless cow, incline, keep away from, kine, lay for, lead, lead to, leppy, make for, make go, make up to, manage, maneuver, manipulate, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, monition, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, navigate, neat, office, operate, ox, oxen, passing word, peacock, perform on, pilot, play, point, point out to, point the way, pointer, practice, put right, ram, rooster, route, run, run for, sail for, see, see to, set, set out for, set right, set straight, shape a course, shepherd, show, show the way, shun, stag, stallion, steer clear of, steer for, stirk, stot, stud, studhorse, take care of, take the helm, tend, tend to go, tip, tip-off, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, trend, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, turn, verge, warning, wether, whisper, wisent, work, yak, yearling, zebu




VB direct, manage, govern, conduct, order, prescribe, cut out work for, bead, lead, lead the way, show the way, take the lead, lead on, regulate, guide, steer, pilot, tackle, take the helm, be at the helm, have the reins, handle the reins, hold the reins, take the reins, drive, tool, superintend, supervise, overlook, control, keep in order, look after, see to, legislate for, administer, ministrate, matronize, have the care of, have the charge of, be in charge of, have charge of, take the direction, boss, boss one around, pull the strings, pull the wires, rule, have the direction, hold office, hold the portfolio, preside, preside at the board, take the chair, occupy the chair, be in the chair, pull the stroke oar, tend towards, bend towards, point towards, conduct to, go to, point to, point at, bend, trend, verge, incline, dip, determine, steer for, steer towards, make for, make towards, aim at, level at, take aim, keep a course, hold a course, be bound for, bend one's steps towards, direct one's course, steer one's course, bend one's course, shape one's course, align one's march, allign one's march, to straight, go straight to the point, march on, march on a point, ascertain one's direction, s'orienter, see which way the wind blows, box the compass, take the air line.


N animal, animal kingdom, fauna, brute creation, beast, brute, creature, critter, wight, created being, creeping thing, living thing, dumb animal, dumb creature, zoophyte, mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, crustacean, shellfish, mollusk, worm, insect, arthropod, microbe, microbe, animalcule, alligator, crocodile, saurian, dinosaur (extinct), snake, serpent, viper, eft, asp, aspick, frog, toad, trout, bass, tuna, muskelunge, sailfish, sardine, mackerel, ant, mosquito, bee, honeybee, tardigrade, spider, biped, quadruped, webfoot, flocks and herds, live stock, domestic animals, wild animals, game, ferae naturae, beasts of the field, fowls of the air, denizens of the sea, black game, black grouse, blackcock, duck, grouse, plover, rail, snipe, horse, cattle, kine, ox, bull, bullock, cow, milch cow, calf, heifer, shorthorn, sheep, lamb, lambkin, ewe, ram, tup, pig, swine, boar, hog, sow, steer, stot, tag, teg, bison, buffalo, yak, zebu, dog, cat, dog, hound, pup, puppy, whelp, cur, mongrel, house dog, watch dog, sheep dog, shepherd's dog, sporting dog, fancy dog, lap dog, toy dog, bull dog, badger dog, mastiff, blood hound, grey hound, stag hound, deer hound, fox hound, otter hound, harrier, beagle, spaniel, pointer, setter, retriever, Newfoundland, water dog, water spaniel, pug, poodle, turnspit, terrier, fox terrier, Skye terrier, Dandie Dinmont, collie, feline, puss, pussy, grimalkin, gib cat, tom cat, fox, Reynard, vixen, stag, deer, hart, buck, doe, roe, caribou, coyote, elk, moose, musk ox, sambar, bird, poultry, fowl, cock, hen, chicken, chanticleer, partlet, rooster, dunghill cock, barn door fowl, feathered tribes, feathered songster, singing bird, dicky bird, canary, warbler, finch, aberdevine, cushat, cygnet, ringdove, siskin, swan, wood pigeon, vermin, varmint, pest, animal, zoological equine, bovine, vaccine, canine, feline, fishy, piscatory, piscatorial, molluscous, vermicular, gallinaceous, rasorial, solidungulate, soliped.


N man, male, he, him, manhood, gentleman, sir, master, sahib, yeoman, wight, swain, fellow, blade, beau, elf, chap, gaffer, good man, husband, Mr, mister, boy, cock, drake, gander, dog, boar, stag, hart, buck, horse, entire horse, stallion, gibcat, tomcat, he goat, Billy goat, ram, tup, bull, bullock, capon, ox, gelding, steer, stot, androgen, homosexual, gay, queen, male, he-, masculine, manly, virile, unwomanly, unfeminine, Pron, he, him, his, hominem pagina nostra sapit, homo homini aut deus aut lupus, homo vitae commodatus non donatus est.

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