Firmly fixed in place or position; unmoved.Firm or unfaltering in action; resolute: as, a steady stroke; a steady purpose.In this sense much used elliptically in command, for‘keep’ or’ hold steady’: Nautical, an order to the helmsman to keep the ship straight on her course.In hunting, an order to a dog to be wary and careful.Free from irregularity or unevenness, or from tendency to irregular motion; regular; constant; undeviating; uniform: as, steady motion; a steady light; a steady course; a steady breeze; a steady gait.Constant in mind, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to relinquish a purpose: as, to be steady in the pursuit of an object; steady conduct.Hence Sober; industrious; persevering: as, a steady workman.n. In machinery, some device for steadying or holding a piece of work.n. In stone-cutting, a support for blocking up a stone to be dressed, cut, or broken.n. Same as stadda.To make steady; hold or keep from shaking, staggering, swaying, reeling, or falling; support; make or keep firm: as, to steady the hand.Hence To make regular and persevering in character and conduct: as, trouble and disappointment had steadied him.To become steady; regain or maintain an upright or stable position or condition; move steadily.n. A dialectal form of stithy.n. A young man who is the ‘steady company’ of a young woman; also, the young woman in the same relation to the young man.