- 1 [transitive, intransitive] steady (yourself/somebody/something) to stop yourself/someone or something from moving, shaking, or falling; to stop moving, shaking, or falling She steadied herself against the wall. The elevator rocked slightly, steadied, and the doors opened.
- 2 [intransitive] to stop changing and become regular again Her heartbeat steadied. steady against something The dollar steadied against other major currencies.
- 3[transitive] steady somebody/something to make someone or something calm He took a few deep breaths to steady his nerves.
NAmE//ˈstɛdi//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they steady
he / she / it steadies
past simple steadied
-ing form steadying