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 steadiness
Simon is 51 years old, tall, and possessed of a big smile that conveys Midwestern values and steadiness.
Looking back, who would have predicted, as the campaign began, that the deciding factors would be competence and steadiness?Sarah Palin, Beware: The Evangelical Intrusion Is Over|Garry Wills|November 13, 2008|DAILY BEAST
Steadiness of rates, on the other hand, is vital to a healthy state of trade.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
Although reverses followed, the Corps maintained the reputation it had gained for steadiness and discipline.The Life of Gordon, Volume I|Demetrius Charles Boulger
Steadiness, however, combined with indomitable courage, prevailed.Blue Lights|R.M. Ballantyne
Winston looked down upon her gravely, and Miss Barrington noticed a steadiness in his eyes she had not expected to see.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
But he recovered his steadiness again directly, and looked, to the Colonel for orders.Sappers and Miners|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for steadiness
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 steadiness
In addition to the idiom beginning with steady
- steady as a rock
- go steady
- slow but sure (steady wins the race)