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adjective (steadier, steadiest)
1firmly fixed, supported, or balanced; not shaking or moving:the lighter the camera, the harder it is to hold steady he refilled her glass with a steady hand not faltering or wavering; controlled:a steady gaze she tried to keep her voice steady (of a person) sensible, reliable, and self-restrained:a solid, steady young man 2regular, even, and continuous in development, frequency, or intensity:a steady decline in the national birth rate sales remain steady not changing; regular and established:I thought I’d better get a steady job a steady boyfriend (of a ship) moving without deviation from its course.
verb (steadies, steadying, steadied)
make or become steady: [with object]:I took a deep breath to steady my nerves (as adjective steadying)she’s the one steadying influence in his life [no object]:by the beginning of May prices had steadied
used as a warning to someone to keep calm or take care:Steady now! We don’t want you hurting yourself
noun (plural steadies) informal
a person’s regular boyfriend or girlfriend:his steady chucked him two weeks ago