Pronunciation: (stēr),[key] —v.t. 1. to guide the course of (something in motion) by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc.: to steer a bicycle. 2. to follow or pursue (a particular course).
3. to direct the course of; guide: I can steer you to the best restaurant in town.
—v.i. 1. to direct the course of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, or the like, by the use of a rudder or other means.
2. to pursue a course of action.
3. (of a vessel, vehicle, airplane, etc.) to be steered or guided in a particular direction or manner.
4. steer clear of, to stay away from purposely; avoid: She steered clear of any deep emotional involvements.
—n. Informal.a suggestion about a course of action; tip: He got a good steer about finding the right job.
Pronunciation: (stēr),[key] —n., —pl.steers,(esp. collectively)steer. a male bovine that is castrated before sexual maturity, esp. one raised for beef.