Crossword clues for steer
- Animals rounded up in a roundup
- Part of a long drive?
- Provide direction
- It's no bull
- An indication of potential opportunity
- Castrated bull
- It, too, may be bum
- Beast with much "at steak"
- Whence beef comes
- Take the helm
- Bum ___ (bad info)
- Cowpoke's concern
- Dexter, e.g.
- T-bone source
- Range animal
- Beef source
- Texas longhorn
- Former bull
- Be in control
- Do a conn job
- Manipulate a rudder
- Direct cattle?
- Anagram of 31 Across
- Man the rudder
- Bovine creature
- Rancher's cattle
- It may be bum
- Use a rudder
- Cattleman's animal
- Food animal
- Denizen of a range
- Revision of 20 Across
- ___ clear of
- Man the helm
- Meat source
- Ranch animal
- ___ clear
- Filet mignon source
- Do the driving
- Mosshorn, e.g.
- Bum ___ (bad advice)
- " . . . a star to ___ her by": Masefield
- Use the rudder
- Man the tiller
- Cowpoke's charge
- His home is on the range
- T-bone producer
- Young ox
- Gelded Galloway
- Have the helm
- Brand outlet?
- Beef cattle
- Use a tiller
- Beef on the hoof
- Head out on the ranch?
- One of the cattle in a cattle drive
- They may have brand identification
- Ranch head?
- Turn the wheel
- Head for the ranch?
- Head of a ranch
- Animal in a roundup
- Wrangler's concern
- Have the wheel
- What a wrangler wrangles
- Wield a wheel
- Take the conn
- Stockholder's responsibility?
- It may be branded
- Part of a ranch herd
- Work the wheel
- Be in the driver's seat
- Stay (clear of)
- Drive ... or part of a cattle drive
- Corralled animal
- Turn right, e.g.
- It may be rounded up in a roundup
- He's no bull
- Beef animal
- Ranch head
- Range rover
- Tip, informally
- Hold the wheel
- Head out on the range
- Leather source
- What animal does a bulldogger throw?
- Burgers on the hoof
- Have the wheel of a car
- Branded beast
- Turn this way or that
- Rodeo animal
- Have the tiller
- Turn left or right, say
- Roundup animal
- Use a joystick
- Manage the helm
- Source of T-bones
- Direct (to)
- Rodeo wrestling target
- Take turns?
- Rounded-up figure?
- One rounded up in a roundup
- Control the wheel
- One with a brand name?
- Sometimes-branded animal
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Steer \Steer\, v. i.
To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course. ``No helmsman steers.''
To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.
Where the wind Veers oft, as oft [a ship] so steers, and shifts her sail.
To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.
Steer \Steer\ (st[=e]r), n. [OE. steer, AS. ste['o]r; akin to D. & G. stier a bull, OHG. stior, Icel. stj[=o]rr, [thorn]j[=o]rr, Sw. tjur, Dan. tyr, Goth. stiur, Russ. tur', Pol. tur, Ir. & Gael. tarbh, W. tarw, L. taurus, Gr. tay^ros, Skr. sth[=u]ra strong, stout, AS. stor large, Icel. st[=o]rr, OHG. st[=u]ri, stiuri. [root]168. Cf. Stirk, Taurine, a.] 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.
Steer \Steer\, v. t. To castrate; -- said of male calves.
Steer \Steer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steered (st[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Steering.] [OE. steeren, steren, AS. sti['e]ran, st[=y]ran, ste['o]ran; akin to OFries. stiora, stiura, D. sturen, OD. stieren, G. steuern, OHG. stiuren to direct, support, G. steuer contribution, tax, Icel. st[=y]ra to steer, govern, Sw. styra, Dan. styre, Goth. stiurjan to establish, AS. ste['o]r a rudder, a helm, and probably to Icel. staurr a pale, stake, Gr. stayro`s, and perhaps ultimately to E. stand. [root]168. Cf. Starboard, Stern, n.] To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; -- applied especially to a vessel in the water.
That with a staff his feeble steps did steer.
Steer \Steer\, n. [AS. ste['o]r, sti['o]r; akin to D. stuur, G.
steuer, Icel. st[=y]ri. [root]168. See Steer, v. t.]
A rudder or helm. [Obs.]
Steer \Steer\, n. [AS. ste['o]ra. See Steer a rudder.]
A helmsman; a pilot. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"guide the course of a vehicle," originally by a rudder or something like it, Old English steran (Mercian), stieran (West Saxon) "steer, guide, direct; govern, rule; restrain, correct, punish," from Proto-Germanic *steurjan (cognates: Old Norse styra, Old Frisian stiora, Dutch sturen, Old High German stiuren, German steuern "to steer," Gothic stiurjan "to establish, assert"), related to *steuro "a rudder, a steering," from PIE *steu-ro- (cognates: Greek stauros "stake, pole"), extended form of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).\n
\nThe notion is of a stiff, upright pillar or post used in steering, or else perhaps "establish," hence "direct, steer." Intransitive sense also was in Old English. To steer clear of in the figurative sense of "to avoid completely" is recorded from 1723. Related: Steered; steering.
"young ox," Old English steor "bullock," from Proto-Germanic *steuraz (cognates: Old Saxon stior, Old Norse stjorr, Swedish tjur, Danish tyr, Middle Dutch, Dutch, German stier, Gothic stiur "bull"), perhaps from PIE *steu-ro-, denoting "larger domestic animal" (see taurus). In U.S. of male beef cattle of any age.
Etymology 1 n. The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production. vb. (context transitive English) To castrate (a male calf). Etymology 2
n. (context informal English) A suggestion about a course of action. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel). 2 (context transitive English) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel). 3 (context intransitive English) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm. 4 (context transitive English) To direct a group of animals. 5 (context transitive English) To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action. 6 (context transitive English) To direct a conversation. 7 To conduct oneself; to take or pursue a course of action.
direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses" [syn: guide]
Steer, Steers or Steering may mean:
- Steering, mechanism used to turn a vehicle
- Steer or bullock, castrated male cattle
- Ox, a steer used as a draft animal
- "Steer" (song), song by Missy Higgins
- Steers, South African fast food chain
- STEER, a variant of PEST, a technique used in Business Analysis
- Steer (surname)
- Steers (surname)
"Steer" is the first single from Missy Higgins' second album, On a Clear Night. The song was released in Australia on 14 April 2007 and became #1 most added track in that same week. The CD single achieved the #1 spot on the Australian Singles Chart in the first week of its CD release. It is Higgins' second #1 single, her first being her debut single " Scar" from her first album The Sound of White.
Higgins stated that the song was "about steers" and that she wrote it after overlooking the entire Southern Celestial Sphere from a bay in Western Australia.
The song has a clean, upbeat feel with vocals that ascend into many high-pitched lyrics. It has instrument backings of acoustic guitar and drums.
The song is available to listen to at the website of Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
In March 2007, Higgins gave fans the exclusive opportunity to pre-order a personally signed copy of her single 'Steer' via SMS.
Steer is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Bartholomew Steer (bap. 1568–1597), English rebel
- Bill Steer (born 1969), British guitarist
- Dugald Steer (born 1965), English writer
- Frank Steer (1901–2006), American First World War veteran
- Gary Steer (born 1970), English cricketer
- George Steer (1909–1944), British journalist and soldier
- Jed Steer (born 1992), English footballer
- John Steer (1824–1918), English merchant
- Irene Steer (1889–1947), Welsh swimmer
- Michael Steer (born 1956), Australian academic
- Michael Maxwell Steer, composer
- Oscar Steer (born 2002), English actor
- Philip Wilson Steer (1860–1942), British painter
- Rene Steer (born 1990), English footballer
- Ricardo Steer (born 1982), Colombian footballer
- Serafina Steer (born 1982), English musician
- Stanley Steer (1900–1997), Anglican bishop
- Teri Steer (born 1975), American shot putter
- Trevor Steer (born 1938), Australian rules footballer
- Vincent Steer, typographer
Usage examples of "steer".
I tried to steer my thoughts toward Peter instead, a much more appetizing topic.
And shaking hands with me now will steer you arse over astragal into the salt mine.
Then Andromeda, in a perfect tempest of outrage, fishfed the entire contents of the chest: shore me of my valiant past as a steering drover ballocks a bull.
Parked near the Bartram house, Harry had suddenly discovered a tiny envelope on the steering wheel of his coupe.
But all this was of no consequence now, and Bernard steered further and further away from the liability to detect fallacies in his friend.
Rarely had Berwick seen a better-shaped coat, or a smarter beaver, or so complete a mastery of whip and ribbons, as he steered the pair at a good pace down the uneven street amid the fishcarts and country wagons.
She steered Bounder toward the house, where her uncle waited on the veranda.
A motorcar drove slowly down the street, and it was a grey De Dion Bouton, with the driver wearing a goatskin jacket and goggles, at the steering wheel.
God, dual steering oars and a square, brailed sail, he noted, shaking his head doubtfully.
The brigantine left very secretly and steered for Sicily, and it had such favorable weather that in a few days it reached the port of Palermo.
With a few modifications, more horsepower, larger chassis and steering assembly, someplace to sit .
Kicks to hypnotize a priest and tell him he is about to consummate a hypostatic union with the Lamb -- then steer a randy old sheep up his ass.
Her litigious husband had aggressively positioned himself at the steering wheel.
While Macro steered a way through the throng to the bar, Cato looked round and saw that the only place left was a rickety trestle table flanked by two benches, right by the door they had just entered.
He, too, in the puffs, climbed part way out on the outrigger, at the same time steering with both hands on a large paddle and holding the mainsheet with his foot.