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Meaning & Definition of Steer in English

English

Steer

/stɪr/

noun

1. An indication of potential opportunity

  • "He got a tip on the stock market"
  • "A good lead for a job"
    synonym:
  • tip
  • ,
  • lead
  • ,
  • steer
  • ,
  • confidential information
  • ,
  • wind
  • ,
  • hint

2. Castrated bull

    synonym:
  • bullock
  • ,
  • steer

verb

1. Direct the course

  • Determine the direction of travelling
    synonym:
  • steer
  • ,
  • maneuver
  • ,
  • manoeuver
  • ,
  • manoeuvre
  • ,
  • direct
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • head
  • ,
  • guide
  • ,
  • channelize
  • ,
  • channelise

2. Direct (oneself) somewhere

  • "Steer clear of him"
    synonym:
  • steer

3. Be a guiding or motivating force or drive

  • "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
    synonym:
  • guide
  • ,
  • steer

Examples of using

You might want to steer clear of Tom.
It's best to steer clear of him.
Hey, steer clear of the boss today, he seems really ticked off about something.