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Definition of Steer


  1. A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.
  2. To castrate; -- said of male calves.
  3. To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.
  4. To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.
  5. To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.
  6. To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.
  7. A rudder or helm.
  8. A helmsman, a pilot.

Steer Quotations

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
Barack Obama

Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The lessons of the past should steer us towards ensuring lasting legacies for generations yet to be born.
Hun Sen

You have to steer a course between not appalling people, but at the same time not misleading them.
David Attenborough
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Steer Translations

steer in Afrikaans is rig, bestuur
steer in Dutch is richten, besturen, dirigeren, mennen
steer in Finnish is suunnata
steer in French is diriger, piloter
steer in German is Ochse
steer in Italian is dirigere
steer in Portuguese is boi
steer in Spanish is mandar, novillo castrado
steer in Swedish is styra, ungtjur
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