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Etymology 1

Old English stēor

Noun

Singular
steer

Plural
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  1. The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
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Etymology 2

Old English stieran

Noun

Singular
steer

Plural
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steer

  1. (informal) A suggestion about a course of action.
    I tried to give you the steer, but I guess I didn't get it over. Everybody knew it but you. (Mark Hellinger, 1939, The Roaring Twenties)
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Verb

Infinitive
to steer

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to steer (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering-wheel).
    When planning the boat trip we had completely forgotten that we needed somebody to steer.
  2. (transitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering-wheel).
    I find it very difficult to steer a skateboard.
  3. (transitive) To direct a group of animals.
  4. (transitive) To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action.
    Hume believes that principles of association steer the imagination of artists.
  5. (transitive) To direct a conversation.
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