Meaning of STEADY in English
adj., v., adv., int., & n.
--adj. (steadier, steadiest)
1. firmly fixed or supported or standing or balanced; not tottering, rocking, or wavering.
2 done or operating or happening in a uniform and regular manner (a steady pace; a steady increase).
3 a constant in mind or conduct; not changeable. b persistent.
4 (of a person) serious and dependable in behaviour; of industrious and temperate habits; safe; cautious.
5 regular, established (a steady girlfriend).
6 accurately directed; not faltering (a steady hand; a steady eye).
7 (of a ship) on course and upright.
--v.tr. & intr. (-ies, -ied) make or become steady (steady the boat).
--adv. steadily (hold it steady).
--int. as a command or warning to take care.
--n. (pl. -ies) colloq. a regular boyfriend or girlfriend.
Phrases and idioms:
go steady (often foll. by with) colloq. have as a regular boyfriend or girlfriend. steady down become steady. steady-going staid; sober. steady on! a call to take care. steady state an unvarying condition, esp. in a physical process, e.g. of the universe having no beginning and no end.
steadier n. steadily adv. steadiness n.
Etymology: STEAD place, + -Y(1)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012