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1 steady /ˈstɛdi/ adjective
steadier; steadiest
1 steady
/ˈstɛdi/
adjective
steadier; steadiest
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
: lasting or continuing for a long period of time in a dependable way
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]
2 steady /ˈstɛdi/ verb
steadies; steadied; steadying
2 steady
/ˈstɛdi/
verb
steadies; steadied; steadying
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.
: to cause (something) to stop changing, increasing, decreasing, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]

steady your nerves

: to make yourself calm or calmer
3 steady /ˈstɛdi/ adverb
3 steady
/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
4 steady /ˈstɛdi/ noun
plural steadies
4 steady
/ˈstɛdi/
noun
plural steadies
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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