Definition of steady adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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steady

adjective
ˈstedi
 
; ˈstedi
 
 
steadier, steadiest1 developing, growing, etc. gradually and in an even and regular way
Synonym
constant
five years of steady economic growtha steady decline in numbersWe are making slow but steady progress.The castle receives a steady stream of visitors.
2 not changing and not interrupted
Synonym
regular
His breathing was steady.a steady job/incomeShe drove at a steady 50 mph.They set off at a steady pace.a steady boyfriend/girlfriend(= with whom you have a serious relationship or one that has lasted a long time)to have a steady relationship
3 firmly fixed, supported or balanced; not shaking or likely to fall downHe held the boat steady as she got in.I met his steady gaze.Such fine work requires a good eye and a steady hand.She's not very steady on her feet these days.
Opposite
unsteady
4 (of a person) sensible; who can be relied onsteadily
 
;
 
adverbThe company's exports have been increasing steadily.The situation got steadily worse.He looked at her steadily.The rain fell steadily.
steadiness
ˈstedinəs
 
; ˈstedinəs
 
noun [uncountable]
Idioms

(as) steady as a rock

extremely steady and calm; that you can rely on
more at ready, steady, go! at ready adjective