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English Dictionary: steer by the DICT Development Group
7 results for steer
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
    Synonym(s): tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint
  2. castrated bull
    Synonym(s): bullock, steer
  1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    Synonym(s): steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
  2. direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
  3. be a guiding or motivating force or drive; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
    Synonym(s): guide, steer
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Steer \Steer\, n. [OE. steer, AS. ste[a2]r; akin to D. & G.
      stier a bull, OHG. stior, Icel. stj[d3]rr, [?]j[d3]rr, Sw.
      tjur, Dan. tyr, Goth. stiur, Russ. tur', Pol. tur, Ir. &
      Gael. tarbh, W. tarw, L. taurus, Gr. [?], Skr. sth[?]ra
      strong, stout, AS. stor large, Icel. st[d3]rr, OHG. st[?]ri,
      stiuri. [fb]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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Steer \Steer\, n. [AS. ste[a2]r, sti[a2]r; akin to D. stuur, G.
      steuer, Icel. st[?]ri. [fb]186. See {Steer}, v. t.] [Written
      also {stere}.]
      A rudder or helm. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Steer \Steer\, n. [AS. ste[a2]ra. See {Steer} a rudder.]
      A helmsman, a pilot. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Steer \Steer\, v. t.
      To castrate; -- said of male calves.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Steer \Steer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Steered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Steering}.] [OE. steeren, steren, AS. sti[82]ran, st[?]ran,
      ste[a2]ran; akin to OFries. stiora, stiura, D. sturen, OD.
      stieren, G. steuren, OHG. stiuren to direct, support, G.
      steuer contribution, tax, Icel. st[?]ra to steer, govern,Sw.
      styra, Dan. styre, Goth. stiurjan to establish, AS. ste[a2]r
      a rudder, a helm, and probably to Icel. staurr a pale, stake,
      Gr. [?], and perhaps ultimately to E. stand. [fb]168. Cf.
      {Starboard}, {Stern}, n.]
      To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied
      especially to a vessel in the water.
               That with a staff his feeble steps did steer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Steer \Steer\, v. i.
      1. To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.
            [bd]No helmsman steers.[b8] --Tennyson.
      2. To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or
            course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.
                     Where the wind Veers oft, as oft [a ship] so steers,
                     and shifts her sail.                           --Milton.
      3. To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of
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