- a wheel or tiller by which a ship is steered.
- the entire steering apparatus of a ship.
- the angle with the fore-and-aft line made by a rudder when turned: 15-degree helm.
Origin of helm1
OTHER WORDS FROM helmhelmless, adjective
Other definitions for helm (2 of 2)
Origin of helm2
How to use helm in a sentence
However, the issue is also highly relevant because a new generation of CEOs has recently taken over at the helm of some of the largest global pharma companies.Big Pharma’s new CEOs must step up to erase inequities in drug access|matthewheimer|December 15, 2020|Fortune
Despite Kathleen Kennedy being at the helm of Lucasfilm, men have dominated the director’s chair throughout the theatrical history of Star Wars.The four most exciting projects from Disney’s stunning announcement — yes, including Hayden as Darth Vader|Michael Cavna|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
In other words, with Mahomes at the helm, the Chiefs have the most dynamic offense taking the field today, with the two best quarterback and receiver combinations.Tyreek Hill once thought Patrick Mahomes was ‘trash.’ Now they’re the NFL’s deadliest duo.|Cindy Boren, Neil Greenberg|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
A new administration that places public health at the helm, once again, will I hope prove to us that health is not just something that can be protected under an authoritarian government, but is in fact a right for all.China Beat The Coronavirus With Science And Strong Public Health Measures, Not Just With Authoritarianism|LGBTQ-Editor|November 23, 2020|No Straight News
In his second season at the helm, head coach Manny Diaz has his team 2-0 and firmly ranked in the top 15 in the AP and Coaches polls.Can The Miami Hurricanes Keep This Up?|Josh Planos|September 23, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
During the mid-to-late 1980s, he went on an absolute tear, helming a plethora of irresistible entertainments.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had no trouble signing the nudity rider because I knew that Andrew Haigh was helming the show.‘Looking’ Star Jonathan Groff Talks About His Big Gay TV Show. (And Whether We Should Call It That.)|Kevin Fallon|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So who is the woman helming one of the most hotly anticipated films in recent memory?Meet ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson: The Cancer-Surviving Badass|Marlow Stern|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Last season, Elbaz celebrated his 10th anniversary helming Lanvin with a blow-out of a party and a big show.Raf’s Ready-to-Wear Debut at Dior|Robin Givhan|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While they were sitting at their drink in came Sigurd Helming to see if Gunnar was there.
A northern white-footed mouse was caught alive by the Helming boys in an orchard on July 16.
In another wheat field the Helming boys picked up a prairie vole.
Sigurd Helming was one of those who followed Olaf's example, and went down into the water.
But Sigurd Helming looked down at his finger-nails with his brows drawn up very high, and said nothing at all.
British Dictionary definitions for helm (1 of 2)
- the wheel, tiller, or entire apparatus by which a vessel is steered
- the position of the helm: that is, on the side of the keel opposite from that of the rudder
Derived forms of helmhelmless, adjective
Word Origin for helm
British Dictionary definitions for helm (2 of 2)
Word Origin for helm
Other Idioms and Phrases with helm
see at the helm.