verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of veer1
verb (used with object) Nautical.
Origin of veer2
Origin of vee
Examples from the Web for veer
Urban Outfitters has a track record of putting out products that veer into attention-grabbing, supposedly edgy territory.Who Designed Urban Outfitters's Bloody Kent State Shirt? They Won't Say|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We were taught with Reefer Madness that it was a hard-core drug and we should veer away from it,” she says.
The woman allegedly decided to hit her brakes suddenly and veer toward an exit, losing Tirico.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment|Marlow Stern|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet Cinco de Mayo can veer so, so quickly into Cinco de Weirdly Racist Douchebaggery.
This could all change if Maryland decides to veer left and elect Heather Mizeur, a wonky, pro-pot married lesbian, as governor.Could a Pro-Pot Lesbian Become the Next Governor of Maryland?|Jim Newell|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over with the anchor; veer out as little cable as she will ride to; hold on, stand ready all!Storm Warriors|John Gilmore
The wind of a riot is always enough to veer the Parisians from north to south under any regime.Paz|Honore de Balzac
But the machine darted downward and seemed to be content to veer off for a while.Air Service Boys in the Big Battle|Charles Amory Beach
The Pocahontas used to veer to a hundred fathoms, and there lie like a duck in fifty or sixty feet of water.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life|Captain A. T. Mahan
Some men of the life saving station had seen her approach, and then veer out again suddenly as the light was changed.The Motor Boys on the Atlantic|Clarence Young
- (of the wind) to change direction clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern
- nautical to blow from a direction nearer the sternCompare haul (def. 5)
Word Origin for veer
Word Origin for veer
1580s, "to change direction" (originally with reference to the wind), from Middle French virer "to turn," of uncertain origin, perhaps from the Latin stem vir- in viriae (plural) "bracelets;" or perhaps from a Vulgar Latin contraction of Latin vibrare "to shake." Related: veered, veering.
1883, to denote the shape of the letter V. As a type of engine, by 1951.