steering

Definitions

  • "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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Additional illustrations & photos:

GENERAL PUTNAM LEAVING A PAIR OF TIRED STEERS GENERAL PUTNAM LEAVING A PAIR OF TIRED STEERS
MME. CARLOTTA STEERING A BALLOON BY TIPPING THE FOOT-BOARD MME. CARLOTTA STEERING A BALLOON BY TIPPING THE FOOT-BOARD

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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Quotations

  • George Washington
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    “'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
    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
    George%20Bernard%20Shaw
    “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.”

Idioms

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

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
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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.
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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
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