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1 firm.
3 undeviating, unchanging, unvarying, invariable.

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Idioms for steady

    go steady, Informal. to date one person exclusively: Her father didn't approve of her going steady at such an early age.

Origin of steady

First recorded in 1520–30; 1905–10 for def. 12; stead + -y1
7. See steadfast.
stead·i·ly, adverbstead·i·ness, nouno·ver·stead·i·ness, nouno·ver·stead·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for steady

steadier, nounsteadily, adverbsteadiness, noun
C16: from stead + -y 1; related to Old High German stātīg, Middle Dutch stēdig
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Idioms and Phrases with steady

steady

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