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Definition 1: a person loved by another person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for steady in the sense of this definition

(steady is a kind of ...) a person who loves someone or is loved by someone

(... is a kind of steady ) a woman who is a man's sweetheart

(... is a kind of steady ) a wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy

(... is a kind of steady ) a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day

"will you be my valentine?"

Definition 2: make steady - [verb of change]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steady yourself

Synonyms for steady in the sense of this definition

(steady is a kind of ...) become stable or more stable

"The economy stabilized"

Definition 3: support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace - [verb of contact]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

Synonyms for steady in the sense of this definition

(steady is a kind of ...) make strong or stronger

"This exercise will strengthen your upper body" "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

(... is a kind of steady ) make steady with a ballast

(... is a kind of steady ) steady or support with a guy wire or cable

"The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"

Definition 4: not subject to change or variation especially in behavior - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a steady beat
  • a steady job
  • a steady breeze
  • a steady increase
  • a good steady ballplayer

(steady is similar to ...) not liable to stumble or fall

"on surefooted donkeys"

(steady is similar to ...) certain not to fail

"a sure hand on the throttle"

(steady is similar to ...) made steady or constant

"the noise became a steadied roaring"

(steady is similar to ...) not showing abrupt variations

"spoke in a level voice" "she gave him a level look"

(steady is similar to ...) (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling

"his voice was firm and confident" "a firm step"

(steady is similar to ...) occurring at fixed intervals

"a regular beat" "the even rhythm of his breathing"

(steady is similar to ...) consistent in performance or behavior

"dependable in one's habits" "a steady-going family man"

(means also ...) resistant to change of position or condition

"a stable ladder" "a stable peace" "a stable relationship" "stable prices"

(means also ...) being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)

"an even application of varnish" "an even floor" "the road was not very even" "the picture is even with the window"

(means also ...) not agitated or disturbed emotionally

Definition 5: in a steady manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could still walk steadily

Synonyms for steady in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: relating to a person who does something regularly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a regular customer
  • a steady drinker

Synonyms for steady in the sense of this definition

(steady is similar to ...) coming at short intervals or habitually

"a frequent guest" "frequent complaints"

Definition 7: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • firm convictions
  • a firm mouth
  • steadfast resolve
  • a man of unbendable perseverence
  • unwavering loyalty

Synonyms for steady in the sense of this definition

(steady is similar to ...) firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

"stood resolute against the enemy" "faced with a resolute opposition" "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

Definition 8: securely in position; not shaky - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • held the ladder steady

(steady is similar to ...) not likely to fail or give way

"the lock was secure" "a secure foundation" "a secure hold on her wrist"

Definition 9: not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stocks are still firm

Synonyms for steady in the sense of this definition

(steady is similar to ...) resistant to change of position or condition

"a stable ladder" "a stable peace" "a stable relationship" "stable prices"

Definition 10: not easily excited or upset - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where steady or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steady nerves

(steady is similar to ...) not easily excited

"an unexcitable temperament"

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