(noun, verb)


1. steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

Definition categories: man–made

2. (figurative) a position of leadership

- the President is at the helm of the Ship of State

Definition categories: act, leadership, leading

Sentences with helm as a noun:

- the helm of the Commonwealth

- (They drew their swords and put on their helmen.)Þe helm of hel and þe swerd of þe Spirit. — An Apology for Lollard Doctrines, Attributed to Wycliffe, 1475The kynge Ban be-gan to laugh vndir his helme. — Merlin, 15001927, Edgar Rice Burrows, The Outlaw of Torn[1], HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:"A fearful apparition," murmured Norman of Torn. "No wonder he keeps his helm closed."


1. be at or take the helm of

- helm the ship

Definition categories: motion, channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer