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steady /'stedi/
  • tính từ
    • vững, vững chắc, vững vàng
      • steady as a rock: vững như bàn thạch
    • điều đặn, đều đều
      • to go at a steady pace: đi đều bước
      • to require a steady light: cần ánh sáng đều
      • a steady rise in prices: giá cả cứ lên đều đều
      • a steady gaze: cái nhìn chằm chằm không rời
    • kiên định, không thay đổi
      • to be steady in one's principles: kiên định trong nguyên tắc
    • vững vàng, bình tĩnh, điềm tĩnh
      • steady nerves: tinh thần vững vàng, cân não vững vàng
    • đứng đắn, chính chắn
    • steady!
      • hãy bình tĩnh!, không nên vội vã!
    • steady on!
      • thôi! dừng lại!
    • keep her steady!
      • (hàng hải) hãy giữ hướng đầu tàu!, không đổi hướng đầu tàu!
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm cho vững, làm cho vững chắc, làm cho vững vàng
      • to steady a table: chêm bàn cho vững
    • làm cho kiên định
      • hatred will steady him: lòng căm thù sẽ làm cho anh ta kiên định
  • nội động từ
    • trở nên vững vàng, trở nên vững chắc
    • trở nên kiên định
    • danh từ
      • (kỹ thuật) bệ bỡ
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) người yêu chính thức
    Concise Dictionary
    +a person loved by another person
    +make steady
    +support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    +not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
    +not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
    +securely in position; not shaky
    +marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    +relating to a person who does something regularly
    +not easily excited or upset
    +in a steady manner
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 stable, firm, solid, substantial, sound, stout, strong:
    Is this chair steady enough to stand on?
    2 even, regular, uniform, habitual, invariable, unvarying, unfluctuating, unwavering, undeviating, changeless, unchanging, continuous, constant; perpetual, non-stop, round-the-clock, persistent, uninterrupted, unbroken, unrelieved, unceasing, ceaseless, incessant, relentless, unremitting, never-ending, unending, endless:
    Steady trade winds could be relied on to carry vessels to the Caribbean. Inflation has remained steady for a year. How do the children manage to survive on a steady diet of junk food? The economists fear a steady rise in inflation.
    3 unflinching, unblinking, fixed, constant, unfaltering, continuous, direct:
    The boy began to quail under the headmaster's steady gaze.
    4 calm, cool, balanced, equable, controlled:
    Steady nerves are needed to handle this new breed of fighter plane.
    5 devoted, firm, staunch, faithful, loyal, long-standing, inveterate, consistent, confirmed, persistent:
    The Pendergasts have always been steady supporters of the museum.
    6 staid, sedate, sober, dignified, poised, sophisticated, civilized, sensible, down-to-earth, settled, serious, level-headed, reliable, Colloq unflappable:
    WANTED: Steady person as housekeeper to eccentric editor.
    7 firmly, solidly:
    His wife was holding the ladder steady while he mended the gutter.
    8 go steady. keep company, date, socialize:
    Is Jane still going steady with Hubert?
    9 boyfriend, girlfriend, (regular) fellow or girl, sweetheart, Colloq guy, gal, woman, man:
    Yes, Hubert is still Jane's steady.
    10 regular, habitué, customer, frequenter, familiar face:
    Gil has been a steady here ever since we opened.
    11 stabilize, hold fast; brace, secure, support, strengthen:
    Prices steadied after the first hour of trading. To steady the table, merely tighten the screws holding the legs.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, verb, adverb, exclamation
    + adjective (steadier, steadiest)
    1 developing, growing, etc. gradually and in an even and regular way: a steady increase / decline in numbers + five years of steady economic growth + We are making slow but steady progress. + The castle receives a steady stream of visitors.
    2 not changing and not interrupted
    Synonym: REGULAR
    His breathing was steady. + a steady job / income + She drove at a steady 50 mph + They set off at a steady pace. + a steady boyfriend / girlfriend (= with whom you have a serious relationship or one that has lasted a long time) + to have a steady relationship
    3 firmly fixed, supported or balanced; not shaking or likely to fall down: He held the boat steady as she got in. + I met his steady gaze. + Such fine work requires a good eye and a steady hand. + She's not very steady on her feet these days.
    Antonym: UNSTEADY
    4 (of a person) sensible; who can be relied on
    steadily: The company's exports have been increasing steadily. + The situation got steadily worse. + He looked at her steadily. + The rain fell steadily.
    steadiness noun [U]
    Idioms: (as) steady as a rock extremely steady and calm; that you can rely on
    more at READY adj.
    + verb (steadies, steadying, steadied, steadied)
    1 ~ (yourself / sb/sth) to stop yourself/sb/sth from moving, shaking or falling; to stop moving, shaking or falling: [VN] She steadied herself against the wall. + [V] The lift rocked slightly, steadied, and the doors opened.
    2 [V] to stop changing and become regular again: Her heartbeat steadied. + The pound steadied against the dollar.
    3 [VN] to make sb/sth calm: He took a few deep breaths to steady his nerves.
    + adverb
    in a way that is steady and does not change or shake: In trading today the dollar held steady against the yen.
    Idioms: go steady (with sb) (old-fashioned, informal) to have a romantic or sexual relationship with sb, in which you see the other person regularly: They've been going steady for a year now.
    + exclamation (informal)
    1 ~ on (becoming old-fashioned) used to tell sb to be careful about what they are saying or doing, for example because it is extreme or not appropriate: Steady on! You can't say things like that about somebody you've never met.
    2 used to tell sb to be careful: Steady! You're going to fall off that wall if you're not careful.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 not moving or shaking


    be, feel, look, seem, sound | become | remain | hold sb/sth, keep sb/sth
    Hold the ladder steady!


    extremely, very | absolutely, perfectly, quite, rock
    His gaze was rock steady.
    | not quite
    She opened the letter with hands that were not quite steady.
    | almost

    2 developing/happening at a regular rate


    be, seem | become | hold, remain
    Share prices have held steady over the last few days.


    remarkably, very | fairly, relatively

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