Meaning of STEER in English
1. v. & n.
1. tr. a guide (a vehicle, aircraft, etc.) by a wheel etc. b guide (a vessel) by a rudder or helm.
2 intr. guide a vessel or vehicle in a specified direction (tried to steer left).
3 tr. direct (one's course).
4 intr. direct one's course in a specified direction (steered for the railway station).
5 tr. guide the movement or trend of (steered them into the garden; steered the conversation away from that subject).
--n. US steering; guidance.
Phrases and idioms:
steer clear of take care to avoid. steering-column the shaft or column which connects the steering-wheel, handlebars, etc. of a vehicle to the rest of the steering-gear. steering committee a committee deciding the order of dealing with business, or priorities and the general course of operations. steering-wheel a wheel by which a vehicle etc. is steered.
steerable adj. steerer n. steering n. (esp. in senses 1, 2 of v.).
Etymology: OE stieran f. Gmc 2. n. a young male bovine animal, esp. one castrated and raised for beef.
Etymology: OE steor f. Gmc
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012