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  • "He steered his balloon round the Eiffel Tower."
    "He steered his balloon round the Eiffel Tower."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n steering the act of steering a ship
    • n steering the act of setting and holding a course "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
    • n steering the act of guiding or showing the way
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average steer reaches sexual maturity six months after birth.
    • Steering a. & n. from Steer v.
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  • George Washington
    “'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”
  • Joyce Cary
    Joyce Cary
    “The will is never free -- it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car -- it can't steer.”
  • Seneca
    “If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.”
  • Henrietta Mears
    Henrietta Mears
    “It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.”
  • Chuck Hillis
    Chuck Hillis
    “It's not the bulls and bears you need to avoid -- it's the bum steers.”


Steer clear of - If you steer clear of something, you avoid it.


In literature:

The next morning we got a light breeze, which enabled us to steer our course.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
The question now was, which way she was steering.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
As I sat steering the wherry towed by the man-of-war's boat my eyes filled with tears.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
You've no idea of all the difficult things you'll have to learn; of which, how to hand, reef, and steer isn't the hundredth part.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
As they were steering about south-west, our course was altered to south-east.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
In a short time the sun was so obscured that it no longer enabled us to steer our course.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Walter sprang aft to the side of the mate, who was steering.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
The wind was about north-west; the stranger was steering about east, and had apparently come from the southward.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The brave admiral did his best to steer west by south, but that was no easy matter.
"The Settlers" by William H. G. Kingston
Lancelot told Dick to steer right out to sea.
"The Boy who sailed with Blake" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still the mate seemed so sure of the passage that we steered on without fear.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
How can he tow us when he can't steer?
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
After we passed it, for some time we steered north, and soon got into warm weather again.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
You must have thirteen boys; twelve to row, and one to steer.
"The Boat Club" by Oliver Optic
The rest in succession followed, each officer waiting for a favourable opportunity to steer through the line of surf.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
If I can't steer clear of them they will take it from me.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
From hence they sailed again the last of July, and steered directly to the eastern cape of the isle called Punta d'Espada.
"The Pirates of Panama" by A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
Up sails and steer to sea!
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
I never was in a better-steering ship, most especially in moderate weather.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
The steers and yearlings, with which Bud's father had entrusted him and the boy ranchers, thrived and fattened on the succulent grass.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker

In poetry:

What might after seem half wrong,
Look'd like duty, steering strong,
As my bark was swept along,
Lord! Thou knowest;
"Thou Knowest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Away to crowds and cities borne,
In quest of joy they steer,
Whilst I, alas! am left forlorn,
To weep the parting year!
"Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq." by William Shenstone
And one king couldn't steer,
And the other, no more could he;
So they both upset
And they both got wet,
As wet as wet could be.
"Two Old Kings" by Carolyn Wells
"If I was hurt ridin' a broncho,
Or ropin' a steer, don't You see,
I wouldn't be here a beefin',
I'd figger it was comin' to me.
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher
Various sorrows wait upon us,
While on life's wide ocean steering;
Sage experience looks beyond them,
Future evils ever fearing.
"An Effusion" by Elizabeth Bath
At last he left his trusty mates —
The cause I ne'er could hear —
The bloodhounds of the law were told,
And after him did steer.
"Death of Ben Hall" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Ever imagine steering your very own submarine.
Message to those of you driving on J Street downtown this week: No, your eyes and steering ability have not suddenly gone bad.
Steer kids away from colorful candy look-a-like laundry detergent packets.
But officials have steered around an internal road block.
Untitled (1998) If we were queen of the universe - now that's a job we'd like - we would ban sports-utility vehicles, which usually seem to be steered by the most menacing maniacs on the road.
Dorothy Mary (Walsh) Maitland, 89, of Lincoln passed unexpectedly and peacefully on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012, at the Steere House Nursing Center in Providence where she'd lived for 10 months.
CHARLOTTE — Bill Werber steered his motorized wheelchair to the end of the table.
Big Spring cross country coach Randy Britton doesn't want his runners worrying about where they finish when the Steers compete in the regional meet Saturday in Lubbock, at least not during the race.
Governor's political savvy steered Prop 30.
We must decide which of two talented, patriotic individuals is better suited to set the course for the nation and steer it through a stormy sea.
Black steered parks through difficult budget times.
Spyology is the seventh in Steer's series.
Alice Sundberg and Susan Papadionissiou are Co-Chairs of Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness.
Kamanu Composites' winning crew steered by Luke Evslin.
But in India, health officials are taking a different steer on population control, offering prizes - including a car - for sterilization.

In science:

Since the tetrahedron is a three dimensional geometric ob ject, it is evident that by changing the direction at most twice, we can steer the Hamiltonian to anywhere in the tetrahedron.
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
We present here two different strategies to steer the Weyl chamber tra jectories generated by this Hamiltonian, both of which are based on the ability to tune the relative values of the single-qubit parameters g1 and g2 .
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
FIG. 6: Weyl chamber tra jectory obtained upon steering the isotropic Hamiltonian to reach CNOT by tuning the local terms g1 and g2 to be linearly dependent.
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
We have developed a systematic approach to generate arbitrary two-qubit quantum operations by steering the unitary evolution corresponding to local and nonlocal interactions.
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
The generation of single-qubit quantum gates was shown to map onto a steering problem on the Bloch sphere.
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
Steer, “Singular tachyon kinks from regular profiles,” Phys.
Tachyon Kink on non-BPS Dp-brane in the General Background
Whe] Wheeler, J.A.: Geometrodynamics steering principles reveals the determinacy of inertia.
A new track for unifying general relativity with quantum field theories
More specifically, the target signal is modeled as a random amplitude complex exponential where the exponential is defined by a space-time steering vector that has the target’s angle and Doppler.
The Rank of the Covariance Matrix of an Evanescent Field
The natural stem cells correspond to the driver cells: these are the cells that can receive guidance from the genome: all other cells are just steered by inter-cell signalling.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
The visualization of the module steering facilitates verification of the analysis structure and communication between physicists doing analysis (Fig. 1).
Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) - Concepts and First Applications
Then, the module steering system is discussed, followed by a description of the available analysis modules.
Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) - Concepts and First Applications
The VISPA module steering system controls the data flow as well as the selection and settings of analysis modules.
Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) - Concepts and First Applications
For example, in radar applications, under a far- field assumptio n, the observation system is linear and can be expressed as a matrix of steering vectors [158], [159].
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
The signals from the dipoles are combined in an analog beamformer, that electronically steers the antennas to the desired pointing direction by applying the appropriate delay to each dipole.
A GPU based real-time software correlation system for the Murchison Widefield Array prototype
Both energy and pulse length measurements of the laser beam are done before the beam is actually steered into the chamber.
A prototype liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for the study of UV laser multi-photonic ionization