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Definition of "steady" []

  • Firm in position or place; fixed. (adjective)
  • Direct and unfaltering; sure. (adjective)
  • Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform: a steady increase in value; a steady breeze. (adjective)
  • Not easily excited or upset: steady nerves. (adjective)
  • Unwavering, as in purpose; steadfast. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "steady" in a sentence
  • "But on average though, I do think I can use the term steady growth for Texas, because I do see fairly healthy loan growth in Texas relative to other regions in the U.S."
  • "He defended what he called steady progress in the war."
  • "Yes, stressing the positive -- yes, stressing what he called steady advances on the battlefield."