from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which steadies: as, he uses his cane for a steadier.

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  • adjective comparative form of steady: more steady


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  • By the late 1920s, many business and labor leaders and academic economists believed that policies to keep wage rates high would maintain workers' level of purchasing, providing the "steadier" markets necessary to thwart economic contractions.

    Krugman's Hooverite View on Wages, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The Republican convention ultimately settled upon Charles E. Hughes, who certainly was not beloved by the bosses, but who was regarded as "steadier" than Roosevelt.

    Woodrow Wilson and the World War A Chronicle of Our Own Times.

  • That evening Toby announced that the sea was calmer, but still too rough to freeze, and the next morning that the water was much "steadier," though yet not enough to freeze.

    Left on the Labrador A Tale of Adventure Down North

  • Breakfast ended, he took another dose of the same mixture as a "steadier," and he was just leaving the messroom when he set eyes on Iris.

    The Stowaway Girl

  • Because young men who read instead of gamble are known to be "steadier" than the gamblers, and because children who read on Sunday make less noise and general row than those who will play tag in the neighbors 'front-yards, there has grown up this notion, that to read is in itself one of the virtuous acts.

    How to Do It

  • Deficit should be reduced in "steadier" way than coalition plans - Labour should set out plans to boost jobs and growth and for "fair tax rises".

    BBC News - Home

  • Magazine sector sees 'steadier' year ahead PUBLISHERS favoured words such as "tough" and | Top Stories

  • Magazine sector sees 'steadier' year ahead PUBLISHERS favoured words such as "tough" and | Top Stories

  • "steadier" markets necessary to thwart economic contractions.


  • Getty Images Hakeem Nicks No. 88 of the New York Giants celebrates with teammate D.J. Ware New York will travel next Sunday to meet a steadier but no less surprising team, the San Francisco 49ers, who finished the regular season 13-3 and won a seesaw 36-32 playoff against New Orleans.

    It's Down to the NFL's Final Four


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