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



BrE BrE//ˈstedi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstedi//
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  • in a way that is steady and does not change or shake In trading today the dollar held steady against the yen. See related entries: Trends
  • Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘unwavering, without deviation’): from stead + -y. The verb dates from the mid 16th cent.Idioms
    go steady (with somebody)
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    (old-fashioned, informal) to have a romantic or sexual relationship with somebody, in which you see the other person regularly They’ve been going steady for a year now.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: steady