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STEER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does steer mean? 

STEER (noun)
  The noun STEER has 2 senses:

1. an indication of potential opportunity
2. castrated bull

  Familiarity information: STEER used as a noun is rare.


STEER (verb)
  The verb STEER has 3 senses:

1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
2. direct (oneself) somewhere
3. be a guiding force, as with directions or advice

  Familiarity information: STEER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STEER (noun)


Sense 1steer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication of potential opportunity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

steer; confidential information; tip; hint; wind; lead

Context examples:

he got a tip on the stock market / a good lead for a job

Hypernyms ("steer" is a kind of...):

counsel; counseling; counselling; direction; guidance (something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action)


Sense 2steer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Castrated bull

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

bullock; steer

Hypernyms ("steer" is a kind of...):

male (an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova))

Bos taurus; cattle; cows; kine; oxen (domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age)


STEER (verb)


Sense 1steer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

maneuver; guide; steer; channelize; channelise; manoeuver; manoeuvre; point; head; direct

Hypernyms (to "steer" is one way to...):

command; control (exercise authoritative control or power over)

Domain category:

driving (the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "steer"):

dock (haul into a dock)

corner; tree (force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape)

canalise; canalize; channel (direct the flow of)

navigate; pilot (act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance)

conn (conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane)

starboard (turn to the right, of helms or rudders)

stand out (steer away from shore, of ships)

navigate (direct carefully and safely)

crab (direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind)

pull over (steer a vehicle to the side of the road)

sheer (cause to sheer)

park (maneuver a vehicle into a parking space)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The men steer the boat


Sense 2steer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Direct (oneself) somewhere

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Steer clear of him

Hypernyms (to "steer" is one way to...):

command; control (exercise authoritative control or power over)

"Steer" entails doing...:

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3steer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a guiding force, as with directions or advice

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

guide; steer

Context example:

The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses

Hypernyms (to "steer" is one way to...):

direct (be in charge of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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