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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Steady \Stead"y\ (-[y^]), a. [Compar. Steadier (-[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Steadiest.] [Cf. AS. stedig sterile, barren, stae[eth][eth]ig, steady (in gestae[eth][eth]ig), D. stedig, stadig, steeg, G. st[aum]tig, stetig. See Stead, n.] 1. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm. "The softest, steadiest plume." --Keble. [1913 Webster] Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object. [1913 Webster] 3. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind. [1913 Webster] Syn: Fixed; regular; uniform; undeviating; invariable; unremitted; stable. [1913 Webster] Steady rest (Mach), a rest in a turning lathe, to keep a long piece of work from trembling. [1913 Webster]