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.
Veer·ing, a. Shifting. -- Veer*ing*ly, adv.
n : the act of turning aside suddenly [syn: swerve, swerving]