Activating iPhones promised a lucrative, steady revenue stream for Synchronoss.
Slow but steady, Anderson has few definable moves but seems to get wherever he wants on the court.
You need incredibly strong legs to steady yourself on the horse.
The magic is in the impossible accomplishments born of wool, a needle, and a steady hand.
But the real story of the past few years has been the steady decline of the once-vaunted investment vehicles for the rich.
You can rest your gun between his ears if you like, only you could not get so steady an aim.
The Uncas was now steady, too, Clif thought grimly to himself.
"As to what you say about steady business, of course that's very well," said Lopez.
The long swells of the ocean gave a steady and regular roll to the vessel.
His nerve was too cool, his courage too steady for him to feel any impulse to run.
1520s (replacing earlier steadfast), from stead + adjectival suffix -y (2), perhaps on model of Middle Dutch, Middle Low German stadig. Old English had stæððig "grave, serious," and stedig "barren," but neither seems to be the direct source of the modern word. Old Norse cognate stoðugr "steady, stable" was closer in sense.
Originally of things; of persons or minds from c.1600. Meaning "working at an even rate" is first recorded in 1540s. Steady progress is etymologically a contradiction in terms. Steady state first attested 1885; as a cosmological theory (propounded by Bondi, Gold, and Hoyle), it is attested from 1948.
1520s, from steady (adj.). Related: Steadied; steadying.
"one's boyfriend or girlfriend," 1897 from steady (adj.); to go steady is 1905 in teenager slang.
One's constant and only boyfriend or girlfriend (1897+)