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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the act of turning aside suddenly;
[syn: swerve, swerving, veering]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veer \Veer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Veered; p. pr. & vb. n. Veering.] [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare; perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. Vibrate); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet (cf. Ferrule). Cf. Environ.] To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north. "His veering gait." --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] And as he leads, the following navy veers. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as passion or as interest may veer about. --Burke. [1913 Webster] To veer and haul (Naut.), to vary the course or direction; -- said of the wind, which veers aft and hauls forward. The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veering \Veer"ing\, a. Shifting. -- Veer"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

veering n 1: the act of turning aside suddenly [syn: swerve, swerving, veering]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "veering": aberrant, aberrative, broken, capricious, careening, catchy, choppy, circuitous, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, disconnected, discontinuous, discursive, eccentric, errant, erratic, excursive, fitful, flickering, fluctuating, guttering, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite, immethodical, inconstant, indirect, intermittent, intermitting, irregular, jerky, labyrinthine, lurching, mazy, meandering, nonuniform, out-of-the-way, patchy, planetary, rambling, rough, roving, scrappy, serpentine, shifting, snaky, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty, staggering, stray, swerving, turning, twisting, uncertain, undirected, unequal, uneven, unmethodical, unmetrical, unregular, unrhythmical, unsettled, unsteady, unsystematic, vagrant, variable, wandering, wavering, winding, wobbling, wobbly, zigzag