adjective, stead·i·er, stead·i·est.
noun, plural stead·ies.
verb (used with object), stead·ied, stead·y·ing.
verb (used without object), stead·ied, stead·y·ing.
Examples from the Web for steadily
Slow at first, then steadily, a stream of liquid drips off the incision.
It was reaffirmed in 2012, and popular support has been steadily building an ever—healthier majority for marriage equality.
Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is steadily but narrowly leading GOP challenger Thom Tillis.
Tensions have been steadily rising for years, but recent developments have been different from the annual protests of past.
The birth rate to unmarried mothers has, with a few pauses, steadily climbed since the 1940s.Unwed Women in the United States Are Having Fewer Babies|Brandy Zadrozny|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We pulled on steadily, hoping to get up to her without being discovered.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston
After breakfast two likely-looking hunters, perhaps a little screwy, were brought round and steadily mounted.A Book of the West. Volume I Devon|S. Baring-Gould
Why can't I look at it as steadily as I have looked at all the rest?Armadale|Wilkie Collins
His eye is glued on the Judge's, who steadily returns the glance.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
Always on horseback, always busy furbishing and handling weapons, I now steadily pursued an idea that was destined to be realized.The Abbatial Crosier|Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for steadily
adjective steadier or steadiest
verb steadies, steadying or steadied
noun plural steadies
Derived Formssteadier, nounsteadily, adverbsteadiness, noun
Word Origin for steady
Idioms and Phrases with steadily
In addition to the idiom beginning with steady
- steady as a rock
- go steady
- slow but sure (steady wins the race)