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1steady/ˈstɛdi/adjective
steadiersteadiest
1steady
/ˈstɛdi/
adjective
steadiersteadiest
Learner's definition of STEADY  
[also more steady; most steady]
: not shaking or moving : held firmly in one place or position
: not changing as time passes: such as
: not increasing or decreasing
   b  : lasting or continuing for a long period of time in a dependable way
   c  — used to describe a romantic relationship with one person that lasts for a long time
: happening or developing in a continuous and usually gradual way
: not nervous or excited
: dependable or reliable

at a steady clip

— see 3clip

ready, steady, go

— see 1ready

steady on

British, informal
— used to tell someone to be calmer, to stop thinking or saying foolish or unreasonable things, etc.

— steadily

/ˈstɛdəli/adverb,[more steadily; most steadily]

— steadiness

/ˈstɛdinəs/noun,[noncount]
2steady/ˈstɛdi/verb
steadiessteadiedsteadying
2steady
/ˈstɛdi/
verb
steadiessteadiedsteadying
Learner's definition of STEADY  
: to make (something or someone) steady or to become steady: such as
[+ object]  : to keep (something or someone) from moving, shaking, falling, etc.
   b  : to cause (something) to stop changing, increasing, decreasing, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]

steady your nerves

: to make yourself calm or calmer
3steady/ˈstɛdi/adverb
3steady
/ˈstɛdi/
adverb
Learner's definition of STEADY  

go steady

informal + old-fashioned
: to have a lasting romantic relationship with one person and no one else
4steady/ˈstɛdi/noun
pluralsteadies
4steady
/ˈstɛdi/
noun
pluralsteadies
Learner's definition of STEADY  
[count]US, informal + old-fashioned
: the only person you are having a romantic relationship with : the person you are going steady with
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