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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
helm
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
take
▪ The coxswain and the quartermaster were killed at the wheel, and Nigel Tibbets took the helm.
▪ Maher, 52, takes the helm at a time of consolidation and competition in the banking industry.
▪ Lewis Milestone took over the helm, and he too found Brando impossible to direct.
▪ Young said he had fulfilled a promise he made when taking the helm in 1969&038;.
▪ Julia, 45, will now deputise for anchorman Trevor McDonald, taking the helm only on Sunday evenings and holidays.
▪ I have decided that now is the time to retire as Captain and that some one else should take the helm.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He feels like the captain of a sleeping ship, alone at the helm, steering his oblivious crew through dangerous seas.
▪ Lewis Milestone took over the helm, and he too found Brando impossible to direct.
▪ Since assuming the helm at Samsung in 1987, Lee has relentlessly pursued growth through exports and foreign investments and partnerships.
▪ Thrusting the helm hard over, he shot clear of the motor yacht's wind-shadow.
▪ To his amazement he saw a foreign sailor at the helm.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
helm

heaume \heaume\ n. 1. a large medieval helmet supported on the shoulders; called also helm.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
helm

"instrument by which a ship is steered," late 13c., from Old English helma "rudder; position of guidance, control," from Proto-Germanic *halbma- (cognates: Old Norse hjalm, Old High German helmo, German Helm "handle"), from PIE *kelp- "to hold, grasp" (see helve).\n\nHelm - the handle or tiller, in large ships the wheel, by which the runner is managed; the word is sometimes used with reference to the whole stearing-gear.\n
\nRudder - that part of the helm which consists of a broad piece of timber, enters the water, and is governed by means of the wheel or tiller.\n
\nTiller - the bar or lever by means of which the rudder of a ship or boat is turned.\n

[J.H.A. Günther, "English Synonyms Explained & Illustrated," Groningen, 1904]

helm

"a helmet," c.1200, from Old English helm "protection, covering; crown, helmet," and perhaps also from cognate Old Norse hjalmr, from Proto-Germanic *helmaz "protective covering," from PIE *kel- (2) "to cover, to hide" (see cell). Italian elmo, Spanish yelmo are from Germanic.

Wiktionary
helm

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context nautical English) The steering apparatus of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel. 2 (context maritime English) The member of the crew in charge of steering the boat. 3 (context figurative English) A position of leadership or control. vb. 1 To be a helmsman or a member of the helm; to be in charge of steering the boat. 2 (context by extension English) To lead (a project, etc.). Etymology 2

n. (context archaic English) A helmet. Etymology 3

n. (alternative form of haulm nodot=yes English) (a straw)

WordNet
helm
  1. n. steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

  2. a position of leadership; "the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"

Wikipedia
Helm (Forgotten Realms)

Helm , The Watcher, is a fictional deity in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Within the context of the game, Helm is known as the Vigilant One, the Great Guard, and The Watcher. God of guardians, protection and protectors, and worshiped by guards and paladins, he was long seen as a cold and focused deity who impartially took the role of defender and sometimes also enforcer. His activities in the Time of Troubles caused the folk of Faerûn to look differently on the Watcher.

Helm

Helm may refer to:

Helm (mountain)

The Helm is a mountain in the Puster Valley in South Tyrol, Italy.

Helm (album)

Helm ( – A Dream) is the first pop album by the Lebanese actress and singer Carole Samaha. It was released in 2003 by EMI Music Arabia. The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & The Middle East calls it "Deliciously neat production". The song "Ghali Aayi" from the album became a hit. Following the release of this album Carole Samaha won the "Best Female Newcomer" award at the Arab Music Awards. She also received the "Best Polyvalent talent (actress and singer)" 2003 Murex d'Or, while the song "Ettalaa fiyi" got the Murex d'Or for "Best Female Romantic Song".

The CD also contains a video clip with the official video for the song "Habib Albi".

Helm (given name)

Helm is a masculine given name which may refer to:

  • Helm Glöckler (1909–1993), German amateur racing driver
  • Helm Roos (1930-1992), South African Army officer
  • Helm Spencer (1891-1974), English cricketer
  • Helm Wulfingum (9th century or before), Geatish king
Helm (surname)

Helm is a British or German origin surname. Notable people with this name include:

  • Anne Helm (born 1938), Canadian actress
  • Benjamin Hardin Helm (1831–1863), Kentucky politician, attorney, Confederate brigadier-general
  • Bob Helm (1914–2003), American jazz clarinetist
  • Boone Helm (1828–January 14, 1864), cannibal
  • Brett Helm (born 1962), American entrepreneur
  • Brigitte Helm (1908–1996), German actress
  • Charles Helm (1844–1915), South African Christian missionary involved in negotiations that led to the Rudd Concession of 1888
  • Christopher Helm (1937–2007), Scottish book publisher, notably of ornithology related titles, including the Helm Identification Guides
  • Clementine Helm (1825-1896), German author of books for children and young people
  • Darren Helm (born 1987), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dieter Helm, British economist, Professor of Energy Policy at Oxford University
  • Everett Helm (1913–1999), American composer, musicologist and music critic
  • Georg Helm (1851–1923), German mathematician
  • George Helm (1950–1977), Native Hawaiian activist and musician
  • Israel Helm (1630-1701/2), Swedish colonist and soldier in New Sweden in North America
  • James Meredith Helm (1855–1927), American naval officer
  • John Helm (commentator) (born 1942), British television sports commentator
  • John L. Helm (1802–1867), governor of Kentucky
  • June Helm (1924–2004), American anthropologist
  • Karl Helm (1871–1960), German medievalist, Germanist and religious studies scholar
  • Sir Knox Helm (1893–1964), British diplomat
  • Leonard Helm (c.1720–1782), American soldier
  • Levon Helm (1940–2012), American rock drummer
  • MacKinley Helm (1896–1963), American writer and collector
  • Michael Helm, Canadian novelist
  • Nick Helm, British comedian
  • Paul Helm, British theologian
  • Peter Helm (born 1941), Canadian-American actor
  • Rüdiger Helm (born 1956), East German sprint canoer
  • Sarah Helm, British journalist
  • W. Stuart Helm (1908–1986), Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Theodor Helm (1843–1920), musicologist
  • Tom Helm (rugby), Scottish rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1900s and 1910s
  • Zach Helm (born 1975), American writer and film director

Usage examples of "helm".

In the autumn the southeasterlies came barreling up from Abor one after another, making the outward trip to the fishing grounds a swift pleasure, but beating back in their teeth was hard, intense work, and it called for fine judgment on the helm to keep the wind on the port bow.

At the helm of the super attack sub USS Bowfin, Mackenzie is soon locked in combat with the Sea Devil, chasing shadow signals and sound signatures in a desperate battle that will decide the future of the free world!

Your brother, the High Lord, and I will not have your thews to help us bear the weight of plate in the coming battle, so we will wear only helms and cuirasses, plus gorgets, shoulderpieces, brassarts and kneecops, with our swords slung on our backs.

Your brother, the High Lord, and I will not have your thews to help us bear the weight of plate in the coming battle, so we will wear only helms and cuirasses, plus gorgets, shoulder pieces, brassarts and knee-cops, with our swords slung on our backs.

The man on the silver horse turned to her and beneath the iron browband of his helm she met his green-gold eyes.

Hohguhn had, while listening to father and son, snapped up the cheekpieces of his open-faced helm and removed it to vigorously apply dirty fingernails to furiously itching scalp, so the humming sound and its deadly import were clearer than to those whose ears still were covered by steel.

Their helms were fitted with napeguards, cheekpieces and nasals, the high collars of their knee-length scaleshirts guarded most of the throat, and the plate greaves strapped to their lower legs included a kneecop which was spiked to facilitate climbing.

Gilles Hamerton, herald to the most noble Clarencieux King-at-arms, do claim the helm of Sir Myles Edward Falworth by this reason, that he hath never yet entered joust or tourney.

Coedric was disgruntled as well, having been forced to put aside his coelacanth helm, and don the lavender livery of the imaginary nation of Sheba.

Till 1865 his main obstacle was Palmerston, who since he took the helm in the worst days of the Crimean War and conducted the ship of State into harbour, occupied an impregnable position.

The steersman alone, calm, with a grave, clear face, his grey hair glued to his forehead, and his hand clutching the wheel of the helm, seemed even then to be guiding the three broken masts through the depths of the ocean.

Lord Diegan straightened his chased helm, flicked beaded dewdrops from the crest feathers, and gave way to the misery that chewed him.

A false helm at that, for the face within was less the visage of his pursuer than the intricate dragonhead crest was.

Vorian Atreides was not at the helm, Dante ordered his fanatically loyal neos to build up a defensive line.

After sending a challenge to the commanders, and verifying that Vorian Atreides was not at the helm, Dante ordered his fanatically loyal neos to build up a defensive line.