Definition of steer
- the car steers well
steerableplay \ˈstir-ə-bəl\ adjective
- tries to steer clear of debt
Examples of steer in a Sentence
She steered the ship through the strait.
He steered his car carefully into the parking space.
He steered the wheelchair through the aisles.
Skillful navigators can steer by the positions of the stars.
The car was steering right at us.
The boat steered out to sea.
He tried to steer the conversation away from his recent problems.
She skillfully steered the bill through the legislature.
He steered the team to another championship last year.
The high recent returns on stocks have steered many investors away from bonds.
Origin and Etymology of steer
Synonym Discussion of steer
- guided the scouts through the cave
- led his team to victory
- steered the ship through a narrow channel
- piloted the bill through the Senate
- engineered his son's election to the governorship
STEER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of steer for English Language Learners
: to control the direction in which something (such as a ship, car, or airplane) moves
—used to describe how easy or difficult it is to steer a vehicle
: to be moved or guided in a particular direction or along a particular course
STEER Defined for Kids
Definition of steer for Students
- steer a boat
- … she didn't even try to steer around the bumps and holes.
- —Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza Loses Control
- I tried to steer the conversation away from politics.
- She steers clear of girls who gossip.
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