Definition for STEAD'Y

STEAD'Y, a. [Sax. stedig.]

  1. Firm in standing or position; fixed; not tottering or shaking; applicable to any object.
  2. Constant in mind, purpose or pursuit; not fickle, changeable or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; as, a man steady in his principles, steady in his purpose, steady in the pursuit of an object, steady in his application to business.
  3. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun. Steer the ship a steady course. A large river runs with a steady stream.
  4. Regular; not fluctuating; as, a steady breeze of wind.

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