Meaning of STEER in English
— steerable , adj. — steerability , n.
/stear/ , v.t.
1. to guide the course of (something in motion) by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc.: to steer a bicycle.
2. to follow or pursue (a particular course).
3. to direct the course of; guide: I can steer you to the best restaurant in town.
4. to direct the course of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, or the like, by the use of a rudder or other means.
5. to pursue a course of action.
6. (of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, etc.) to be steered or guided in a particular direction or manner.
7. steer clear of , to stay away from purposely; avoid: She steered clear of any deep emotional involvements.
8. Informal. a suggestion about a course of action; tip: He got a good steer about finding the right job.
[ bef. 900; ME steren, OE steoran, akin to steor steering, guidance; c. G steuern, ON styra, Goth stiurjan ]
/stear/ , n. , pl. steers , ( esp. collectively ) steer .
a male bovine that is castrated before sexual maturity, esp. one raised for beef.
[ bef. 900; ME; OE steor; c. D, G Stier, ON stjorr, Goth stiur ]
/stear/ , v.t., v.i., n. Brit. Dial.
stir 1 .
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012