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 for steady
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steady \Stead"y\ (-[y^]), a. [Compar. Steadier (-[i^]*[~e]r);
     superl. Steadiest.] [Cf. AS. stedig sterile, barren,
     stae[eth][eth]ig, steady (in gestae[eth][eth]ig), D. stedig,
     stadig, steeg, G. st[aum]tig, stetig. See Stead, n.]
     1. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking;
        fixed; firm. "The softest, steadiest plume." --Keble.
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              Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes
              watchful, and their hearts resolute.  --Sir P.
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     2. Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle,
        changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to
        alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his
        principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an
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     3. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady
        course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.
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     Syn: Fixed; regular; uniform; undeviating; invariable;
          unremitted; stable.
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     Steady rest (Mach), a rest in a turning lathe, to keep a
        long piece of work from trembling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steady \Stead"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steadied (-[i^]d); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Steadying.]
     To make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or
     falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant,
     regular, or resolute.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Steady \Stead"y\, v. i.
     To become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to
     move steadily.
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           Without a breeze, without a tide,
           She steadies with upright keel.          --Coleridge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in a steady manner; "he could still walk steadily" [syn:
             steadily, steady] [ant: falteringly, uncertainly,
      adj 1: not subject to change or variation especially in
             behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady
             breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
             [ant: unsteady]
      2: not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are
         still firm" [syn: firm, steady, unfluctuating]
      3: securely in position; not shaky; "held the ladder steady"
      4: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;
         "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a
         man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty" [syn:
         firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable,
         unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering]
      5: relating to a person who does something regularly; "a regular
         customer"; "a steady drinker" [syn: regular, steady]
      6: not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves"
      n 1: a person loved by another person [syn: sweetheart,
           sweetie, steady, truelove]
      v 1: make steady; "steady yourself" [syn: steady, calm,
      2: support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with
         a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's
         wheel" [syn: brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  409 Moby Thesaurus words for "steady":
     abiding, accordant, adamantine, ageless, alike, alternate, appease,
     ardent, arranged, articulated, assiduous, automatic, balance,
     balanced, ballast, beating, beau, beloved, bovine, boyfriend,
     brace, bulky, businesslike, calculable, calm, calm down, captive,
     catch, catenated, ceaseless, certain, changeless, chattering,
     circling, civilized, coeternal, compose, concatenated, confirmed,
     connected, conquest, consistent, consonant, constant, continual,
     continued, continuing, continuous, controlled, cool, coolheaded,
     coquette, correspondent, counterbalance, cradle, customer, cyclic,
     cyclical, date, dateless, dense, dependable, devoted, dignified,
     diligent, direct, dispassionate, dogged, down-to-earth, dulcify,
     dull, durable, ease, endless, enduring, epochal, equable, equal,
     eternal, eterne, even, even out, even-tempered, ever-being,
     ever-durable, ever-during, everlasting, everliving, every other,
     fail-safe, faithful, faithworthy, fast, featureless, fiducial,
     firm, firm as Gibraltar, firm up, firmly, fixed, flame, flat,
     flinty, flirt, formal, freeze, frequenter, gal, gapless, gentle,
     guaranteed, guy, habitual, habitue, hard, harmless, harmonious,
     hold, hold fast, homogeneous, honey, hush, immediate, immemorial,
     immobilize, immovable, immutable, impassive, imperturbable,
     in equilibrium, in hand, inalterable, inamorata, inamorato,
     incessant, indefatigable, indestructible, indomitable, industrious,
     inexcitable, infinite, inflexible, inirritable, insistent,
     interminable, intermittent, invariable, inveterate, invincible,
     invulnerable, isochronal, joined, jointless, keep, ladylove,
     lasting, level, level-headed, liege, linked, long-standing, lover,
     loyal, lull, machine gun, man, marble-constant, massive, measured,
     mechanical, methodic, methodical, metronomic, mollify, monolithic,
     monotonous, nail down, nerveless, never-ceasing, never-ending,
     never-failing, never-tiring, nonstop, nonterminating, nonterminous,
     normal, obstinate, of a piece, olamic, ordered, orderly,
     oscillating, oscillatory, pacify, patient, patient as Job,
     perdurable, perennial, periodic, periodical, permanent, perpetual,
     perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious,
     pin down, plodding, plugging, poise, poised, pour balm into,
     predictable, preoccupied, pulsating, pulsing, quell, quiet, rapid,
     rapt, reciprocal, recurrent, recurring, regular, relaxed,
     relentless, reliable, remaining, repeated, repetitive, resolute,
     rest, retain, rhythmic, riskless, robotlike, rock, rock to sleep,
     rock-steady, rotary, round-the-clock, routine, rugged, running,
     seamless, seasonal, secure, sedate, sedulous, sempiternal,
     sensible, serial, serious, serried, set, settled, single-minded,
     sleepless, slogging, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen,
     sober, socialize, solid, solidly, soothe, sophisticated, sot,
     sound, stabile, stabilitate, stabilize, stable, staccato, staid,
     staunch, staying, steadfast, steady-handed, steady-nerved,
     steel-nerved, steely, stick, sticking, still, stoic, stolid, stout,
     straight, strengthen, strong, strong-nerved, stubborn, sturdy,
     stuttering, subdue, substantial, support, sure, surefire,
     sustained, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, symmetrical,
     systematic, tenacious, timeless, tireless, tough, tranquilize,
     transfix, true, true-blue, truelove, trustworthy, trusty,
     twenty-four-hour, unabating, unbending, unblenching, unblinking,
     unbroken, unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging,
     unconquerable, undangerous, undaunted, undeflectable, undeviating,
     undifferentiated, undiscouraged, undisturbable, undiversified,
     undrooping, undulant, undulatory, undying, unending, unfailing,
     unfaltering, unflagging, unflappable, unflinching, unhazardous,
     uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting,
     uninterrupted, unirritable, unnervous, unnodding, unpassionate,
     unperilous, unprecarious, unqualified, unquestioning, unquivering,
     unrelaxing, unrelenting, unrelieved, unremitting, unrisky,
     unruffled, unshakable, unshaken, unshaky, unshrinking, unsleeping,
     unstopped, unstrained, unswerving, untiring, untremulous, unvaried,
     unvarying, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking,
     unyielding, usual, utterly attentive, vamp, vampire, vibrating,
     warranteed, wavelike, weariless, well-balanced, well-built,
     well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made,
     well-ordered, well-regulated, wheeling, wholehearted,
     without a tremor, without end, without nerves, woman

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