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American English: /ˈstɛdi/
British English: /ˈstɛdi/

Translation of steady in Spanish:

adjective steadier, steadiest

  • 1 (not shaky)
    you need steady nerves for that job
    hay que saber mantener la calma para hacer ese trabajo
    with a steady hand you need a very steady hand
    hay que tener mucho pulso
    hold the camera steady she isn't very steady on her feet
    le flaquean las piernas
    no camina con paso seguro
    this vehicle is steady on curves
    este vehículo es muy estable en las curvas
    Example sentences
    • His hand, usually steady, is shaking; he must not let his agitation show.
    • There is an uneasy sensation akin to loss of control, a whirlwind that trips my balance, sweeps me off my steady feet and into a foggy daze at odd times of the day.
    • He was able to grab hold of a ledge and when he got a steady footing of his balance he turned to his right to find the drop ship making a slow bank and heading back the path they came.
    Example sentences
    • Darre turned his cool green eyes on Carl, who faltered under his steady gaze.
    • John's gaze was steady and unblinking as he stared into his daughter's blazing eyes.
    • Who could have known that such this young boy possessed such extraordinary fighting skills, much more have it under steady control?
  • 2 2.1 (constant)
    she's had a steady stream of visitors this morning
    esta mañana ha recibido visitas continuamente or sin parar
    the pound remained steady against the dollar
    la libra permaneció estable or sin cambio frente al dólar
    the patient is making steady progress
    Example sentences
    • The steady decline and deterioration continued at an accelerated pace.
    • During the seventeenth century Ireland, continuing its steady decline, came increasingly under England's rule.
    • Most visitors came to inspect the institution in the first three years of its existence, but a steady stream continued to come in the years following.
    Example sentences
    • My boyfriend at the time was not in a steady job and was confused as well.
    • I've believe the exodus of good steady manufacturing jobs are at the crux of the spiritual disenfranchisement we are experiencing in our nation.
    • But suddenly, in this economy, nursing looks more attractive, the prospect of a steady job with guaranteed work at the end of a degree.
    2.2 (regular) (before noun)
    steady boyfriend steady girlfriend
    novia (feminine)
    2.3 (dependable)
    Example sentences
    • He was one of the most sensible and steady people I've known, and not as humourless as that sounds.
    • That would allow Isaac Smith to remain in the No.3 role, where he's steady and reliable.
    • Poets are the most down-to-earth, loyal, steady people that have ever been.
  • 3 (as interjection)
    ¡ojo! [colloquial]
    steady, it's slippery!
    ¡cuidado! ¡está muy resbaladizo!
    ¡ojo! ¡está muy resbaladizo! [colloquial]
    steady on; watch your language! (British)
    ¡ojo con tu vocabulario! [colloquial]

transitive verb steadies, steadying, steadied

  • 1 (make stable) (table/ladder) (by holding) I put a wedge under it to steady it
    le puse un calce debajo para que no se moviera or para que quedara firme
    to steady oneself
    recobrar el equilibrio
    Example sentences
    • I buried my head in my hands and tried to take a few steadying deep breaths to calm my nerves.
    • He took a deep breath, steadying his voice as it rose slowly in hysteria.
    • She interrupted, taking a deep breath and steadying her legs underneath her.
  • 2 (make calm) she had a drink to steady her nerves
    se tomó una copa para calmarse
    they have a steadying influence on him
    tienen un efecto tranquilizante sobre él

intransitive verb steadies, steadying, steadied

  • estabilizarse


  • 1to go steady (with somebody) [colloquial] [dated]
    ser novio/novia (de alguien)
    they've been going steady for nearly a year
    ya hace casi un año que son novios
  • 2to go steady with something (be careful) (usually in imperative)
    tener cuidado con algo
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