Steer n. A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.
Steer, v. t. To castrate; -- said of male calves.
Steer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steered p. pr. & vb. n. Steering.] To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.
That with a staff his feeble steps did steer. --Spenser.
Steer, v. i.
1. To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course. “No helmsman steers.”
2. To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.
Where the wind
Veers oft, as oft [a ship] so steers, and shifts her sail. --Milton.
3. To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.
Steer, n. [Written also stere.] A rudder or helm. [Obs.]
Steer, n. A helmsman; a pilot. [Obs.]
n 1: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the
stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: tip, lead,
confidential information, wind, hint]
2: castrated bull [syn: bullock]
v 1: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
[syn: maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point,
head, guide, channelize, channelise]
2: direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
3: be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The
teacher steered the gifted students towards the more
challenging courses" [syn: guide]