Meaning of steer

steer

Pronunciation: (stēr), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to guide the course of (something in motion) by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc.: to steer a bicycle.
  2. to follow or pursue (a particular course).
  3. to direct the course of; guide: I can steer you to the best restaurant in town.
—v.i.
  1. to direct the course of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, or the like, by the use of a rudder or other means.
  2. to pursue a course of action.
  3. (of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, etc.) to be steered or guided in a particular direction or manner.
  4. to stay away from purposely; avoid: She steered clear of any deep emotional involvements.
—n.
  1. a suggestion about a course of action; tip: He got a good steer about finding the right job.

steer

Pronunciation: (stēr), [key]
— pl. steers, steer.
  1. a male bovine that is castrated before sexual maturity, esp. one raised for beef.

steer

Pronunciation: (stēr), [key]
— v.t., v.i., n. Brit. Dial.
  1. stir.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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