take the helm

Definition of take the helm

  1. 1 :  to steer a boat or ship The ship's captain took the helm.

  2. 2 :  to take a position of full control or authority in an organization She took the helm of the university.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  helmet

  1. :  to cover or furnish with a helmet

  1. :  a lever or wheel controlling the rudder of a ship for steering

    :  the entire apparatus for steering a ship

    :  position of the helm with respect to the amidships position

  1. :  to direct (a ship) with a lever or wheel that controls the rudder :  to direct (a ship) with or as if with a helm (see 3helm 1a) :  steer

    :  direct, control

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