Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel.
To veer and haul Naut., to pull tight and slacken alternately. --Totten.
To veer away or To veer out Naut., to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope.
Veer v. i. [imp. & p. p. Veered p. pr. & vb. n. Veering.] To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north. “His veering gait.”
And as he leads, the following navy veers. --Dryden.
an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as passion or as interest may veer about. --Burke.
To veer and haul Naut., to vary the course or direction; -- said of the wind, which veers aft and hauls forward. The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun.
v 1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the
left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the
right" [syn: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, slue,
2: shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered" [ant: back]