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



    BrE BrE//ˈstedi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstedi//
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  1. 1steady on (becoming old-fashioned) used to tell somebody to be careful about what they are saying or doing, for example because it is extreme or not appropriate Steady on! You can't say things like that about somebody you've never met.
  2. 2used to tell somebody to be careful Steady! Don't fall off.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘unwavering, without deviation’): from stead + -y. The verb dates from the mid 16th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: steady