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.