verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of veer1
OTHER WORDS FROM veerveer·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for veered (2 of 2)
verb (used with object) Nautical.
Origin of veer2
Examples from the Web for veered
But the car roared away, the driver so desperate to escape that he veered into oncoming traffic.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?|Michael Daly|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It was as though she had veered, accidentally, into her own life,” writes Shields elsewhere.
Kerry stuck mostly to his script, but veered off at times, as he often does.
Carey veered past a bollard, finally crashing into a barricade not far from a guard booth.What Pushed Miriam Carey to a Capitol Hill Tragedy?|Michael Daly|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He veered to the right and took the streets rather than the bridge.How New York City’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Terrorized a Young Family|Michael Daly|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The best bower was immediately let go, and veered to two cables, which did not check her.
On the landing, however, either his cousin persuaded him, or he veered about and changed his mind as usual.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
Siha veered sharply and came sweeping at right angles across the path.Warrior of the Dawn|Howard Carleton Browne
The wind had now veered to the west, and was so moderate, that we could bear two reefs out of the top-sails.
After the Restoration public taste in England veered towards the French and classical dramatic models.A Life of William Shakespeare|Sidney Lee
British Dictionary definitions for veered (1 of 2)
- (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)