(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. not subject to change or variation especially in behavior

- a steady beat

- a steady job

- a steady breeze

Similar word(s): unagitated, even, stable, dependable, even, regular, firm, level, unwavering, steadied, sure, footsure, surefooted

2. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall

Similar word(s): stable, firm, unfluctuating

3. securely in position; not shaky

- held the ladder steady

Similar word(s): secure

4. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable

Similar word(s): resolute, firm, steadfast, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering

5. relating to a person who does something regularly

- a steady drinker

Similar word(s): frequent, regular

6. not easily excited or upset

- steady nerves

Similar word(s): unexcitable

Sentences with steady as an adjective:

- Hold the ladder steady while I go up.

- a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object

- a steady ride

- the steady course of the Sun;  a steady breeze of wind


1. in a steady manner

Similar word(s): steadily


1. a person loved by another person

Similar word(s): sweetheart, sweetie, truelove

Definition categories: person, lover


1. make steady

- steady yourself

Similar word(s): becalm, calm

Definition categories: change, stabilise, stabilize

2. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

Similar word(s): brace, stabilise, stabilize

Definition categories: contact, fortify, strengthen