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Steer appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • To do it all, efreets steer fellatio, Dot.
  • Steer feel a meme: mate me, tame me, male efreets!
  • Peeking, I steer tsar of red Rumania: "grab a bargain; a murder for a street sign I keep."
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Steer is sometimes a misspelling of street.

The word steer is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun steer

What does steer mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: steers / steer

  1. an indication of potential opportunity
  2. castrated bull
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of steer: bullock
    • more generic terms: male = an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes; Bos taurus / cattle / cows / kine / oxen = domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

Alternative definition of the noun steer

noun

  1. The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
  2. [informal] A suggestion about a course of action.

Definition of the verb steer

What does steer mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: steered | steering | steers

  1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    • example: The men steer the boat
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jackie accompanied Rose | Jackie chased the thief
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Destination]Jackie accompanied Rose to the store

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): accompany, conduct, escort, guide, lead, shepherd.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of steer: channelise / channelize / direct / guide / head / maneuver / manoeuver / manoeuvre / point
    • more generic words: command / control = exercise authoritative control or power over
    • more specific terms:
      • dock = maneuver into a dock
      • sheer = cause to sheer
      • pull over = steer a vehicle to the side of the road
      • helm = be at or take the helm of
      • crab = direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
      • navigate = direct carefully and safely
      • stand out = steer away from shore, of ships
      • starboard = turn to the right, of helms or rudders
      • conn = conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
      • navigate / pilot = act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
      • channel = direct the flow of
      • corner / tree = force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
      • park = maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
  2. direct (oneself) somewhere
    • example: Steer clear of him
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: command / control = exercise authoritative control or power over
    • entailment: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  3. be a guiding or motivating force or drive
    • example: The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of steer: guide
    • more generic word: direct = be in charge of

Alternative definition of the verb steer

verb

  1. [intransitive] To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
  2. [transitive] To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
  3. [transitive] To direct a group of animals.
  4. [transitive] To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action.
  5. [transitive] To direct a conversation.

Music

  1. "Steer" is the first single from Missy Higgins' second album, On a Clear Night. The song was released in Australia on 14 April 2007 and became #1 most added track in that same week. The CD single achieved the #1 spot on the Australian Singles Chart in the first week of its CD release. It is Higgins' second #1 single, her first being her debut single "Scar" from her first album The Sound of White.
  2. "Steer" is a musical single of Missy Higgins.
    • released on (8 years ago)

Phrases with Steer

Phrases starting with the word Steer:

  1. Steer Clear
  2. steer roping

Phrases ending with the word Steer:

  1. Bum steer
  2. Torque Steer
  3. Shuffle Steer

Other phrases containing the word Steer:

  1. Longhorn Steer's-Head
  2. Shorthorn Steer's-Head

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Steer

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Google previewLily goes to Alaska Coloring Book (2015)

by Steer Goosen

Steer is a great believer that traveling and life experiences are among the most important building blocks of a person's education. One should never pass up any opportunity to gain even the smallest experience. Immersing yourself in different ...

Google previewStress-Free Motorboating (2017)

Single and Short-Handed Techniques by Duncan Wells

If you are crossing the English Channel and are out of sight of land, however, a course to steer is a good idea. You can put a waypoint into the chart plotter and can stay on this line (bearing) to your destination by adjusting the helm or autopilot ...

Google previewMaster the Officer Candidate Tests (2013)

by Peterson's

A steer is a castrated bull. 9. The correct answer is (D). There is no apparent.

Google previewMaster the SSAT/ISEE: Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses (2011)

Part II of VII by Peterson's

A steer is a bull raised for its meat. The correct answer is (A). The best way to verbalize this relationship is to call it that of the cure to its ailment. SLEEP cures FATIGUE; WATER cures THIRST. Beware of the grammatical inconsistency in choice ...

Google previewWords in Time and Place (2014)

Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary by David Crystal

A stirk is a young bullock or heifer (steer is a related word).

Google previewFive Bodies (2004)

Re-figuring Relationships by John O'Neill

The American steer is a protein factory in reverse! Furthermore, to keep meat enshrined in the American food market it is necessary to maintain the feedlot operation – the forced feeding of grains, soybeans, milk products, fish meal, wheat germ ...

Google previewHow Lily got her bling back coloring book (2015)

by Steer Goosen

Steer is a great believer that traveling and life experiences are among the most important building blocks of a person's education. One should never pass up any opportunity to gain even the smallest experience. Immersing yourself in different ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

*steer, n. Idea; plan, method: ca. 1886, in Lewis E.

Google previewA Naval Encyclopaedia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1884)

Biographical Notices, and Records of Naval Officers; Special Articles on Naval Art and Science

Steer. To direct or overn a ship by the motions of the rudder. t requires considerable skill to steer well, the helmsman being compelled ...

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

It is the upgraded version of the amended Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-IA; Beck & Steer, 1993), which, in turn, replaced the original instrument developed by Beck, Ward, Mendelson, Mock, and Erbaugh (1961). The BDI-II is scored by ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Nor has the steer., At whose strong chest the dca.lly tiger hangs, E'er plnw'd for him. Thomson. (l.) * To Steer. <o. a. [steoran, Jtjran, Saxon j slieren, Dutch.] ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Depression (2009)

by Rick E. Ingram, PhD

& Steer, R. A. (1993). Manual for the Beck Depression Inventory. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation. Beck, A. T., Steer, R. A., ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

Steer (1), a young ox. (E.) A. S. stcSr.

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Usage statistics about steer

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun steer:

bullockhinttipleadwind

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb steer:

manoeuvresteerguidedirectheadpoint

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Steer Meaning

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Quotes about Steer

To drift is to be in hell; to be in heaven is to steer. (George Bernard Shaw)
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Scrabble value of S1T1E1E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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