English - Alternative Forms
- steddy, stedy
English - Etymology
From Middle English stede, stedi, stidiʒ, from Old English stæþþiġ, from stæþ (“stead, bank”), equivalent to stathe + -y or stead + -y. Cognate with Danish stedig, stadig, steeg, Swedish stadig, Icelandic stöðugur, Middle Dutch stedigh, German stätig, stetig.
English - Pronunciation
- enPR: stĕdʹi, IPA(key): /ˈstɛdi/
English - Adjective
Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm.
- Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
- But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window,