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STEERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does steering mean? 

STEERING (noun)
  The noun STEERING has 3 senses:

1. the act of guiding or showing the way
2. the act of setting and holding a course
3. the act of steering a ship

  Familiarity information: STEERING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STEERING (noun)


Sense 1steering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of guiding or showing the way

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

steering; guidance

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

direction; management (the act of managing something)


Sense 2steering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of setting and holding a course

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

steering; guidance; direction

Context example:

a new council was installed under the direction of the king

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

control (the activity of managing or exerting control over something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "steering"):

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

aim (the action of directing something at an object)

navigation; pilotage; piloting (the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place)

celestial guidance (a method of controlling the flight of a missile or spacecraft by reference to the positions of celestial bodies)

inertial guidance; inertial navigation (a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces)

command guidance (a method of controlling the flight of a missile by commands originating from the ground or from another missile)

terrestrial guidance (a method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational field)


Sense 3steering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of steering a ship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

steerage; steering

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

control (the activity of managing or exerting control over something)

Holonyms ("steering" is a part of...):

navigation; sailing; seafaring (the work of a sailor)


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