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Definition 1: castrated bull - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for steer in the sense of this definition

(steer is a kind of ...) an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)

(steer is a kind of ...) domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

"so many head of cattle" "wait till the cows come home" "seven thin and ill-favored kine" "a team of oxen"

Definition 2: an indication of potential opportunity - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • he got a tip on the stock market
  • a good lead for a job

Synonyms for steer in the sense of this definition

(steer is a kind of ...) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Definition 3: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for steer in the sense of this definition

(steer is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of steer ) maneuver a vehicle into a parking space

"Park the car in front of the library" "Can you park right here?"

(... is a kind of steer ) force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

(... is a kind of steer ) direct the flow of

"channel information towards a broad audience"

(... is a kind of steer ) act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance

"Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?" "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"

(... is a kind of steer ) conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

(... is a kind of steer ) turn to the right, of helms or rudders

(... is a kind of steer ) steer away from shore, of ships

(... is a kind of steer ) direct carefully and safely

"He navigated his way to the altar"

(... is a kind of steer ) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

(... is a kind of steer ) be at or take the helm of

"helm the ship"

(... is a kind of steer ) steer a vehicle to the side of the road

"The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"

(... is a kind of steer ) cause to sheer

"She sheered her car around the obstacle"

(... is a kind of steer ) maneuver into a dock

"dock the ships"

Definition 4: direct (oneself) somewhere - [verb of motion]

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

  • Steer clear of him

(steer is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(steer implies ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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

  • The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses

Synonyms for steer in the sense of this definition

(steer is a kind of ...) be in charge of

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