free from change or interruption; continuous:a steady diet of bread and water.
constant, regular, or habitual[usually: before a noun]a steady customer at the diner.
free from excitement; not easily disturbed; calm:steady nerves.
firm; not weakening or lessening:a steady hand.
settled or sober, as a person or habits:a steady pupil who does his work on time.
(used to urge someone or an animal to calm down or be under control):Whoa, steady, big fellow!
Informal Termsa person with whom one has a romantic relationship; a boyfriend or girlfriend:That's his steady; you can't dance with her!
to (cause to) become firm, straight, or steady, as in position, movement, or character: [no object]The boat lurched in the high seas, then steadied again.[~ + object]The pilot steadied the plane before everyone got sick.[~ + oneself]He staggered, then steadied himself by grabbing the railing.
in a steady manner; steadily:walking none too steady down the road.
Idiomsgo steady,[no object] to have a romantic relationship with one person exclusively:They seem a little young to be going steady.
stead•i•ly/ˈstɛdəli/USA pronunciationadv.:It rained steadily all night. stead•i•ness,n.[uncountable]They admired her steadiness in times of crisis.