AskDefine | Define steady

Dictionary Definition

steady adj
1 not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer" [ant: unsteady]
2 persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"; "principles of unvarying validity"; "a steady breeze" [syn: changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying]
3 not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm" [syn: firm, unfluctuating]
4 securely in position; not shaky; "held the ladder steady"
5 marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty" [syn: firm, steadfast, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering]
6 relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular customer"; "a steady drinker" [syn: regular]
7 not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves" n : a person loved by another person [syn: sweetheart, sweetie, truelove] adv : in a steady manner; "he could still walk steadily" [syn: steadily] [ant: unsteadily]


1 make steady; "steady yourself" [syn: calm, becalm]
2 support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel" [syn: brace, stabilize, stabilise] [also: steadied, steadiest, steadier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions
  2. regular and even
  3. slow


smooth and not bumpy or with obstructions
regular and even
  • Portuguese: firme, estável, regular, imutável.


  1. To stabilize something; to prevent from shaking.

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