Steady rest(Mach), a rest in a turning lathe, to keep a long piece of work from trembling.

1. To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.

Perhaps my succour or advisement meet,
Mote stead you much your purpose to subdue.

It nothing steads us
To chide him from our eaves.

2. To fill place of. [Obs.] Shak.

(Stead"fast) a. [Stead + fast, that is, fast in place.] [Written also stedfast.]

1. Firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm. "This steadfast globe of earth." Spenser.

2. Not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; steady. "Steadfast eye." Shak.

Abide steadfast unto him [thy neighbor] in the time of his trouble.
Ecclus. xxii. 23.

Whom resist steadfast in the faith.
1 Pet. v. 9.

(Stead"fast*ly), adv. In a steadfast manner; firmly.

Steadfast believe that whatever God has revealed is infallibly true.

(Stead"fast*ness), n. The quality or state of being steadfast; firmness; fixedness; constancy. "The steadfastness of your faith." Col. ii. 5.

To prove her wifehood and her steadfastness.

(Stead"i*ly) adv. In a steady manner.

(Stead"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being steady.

Steadiness is a point of prudence as well as of courage.

Syn. — Constancy; resolution; unchangeableness.

(Stead"ing) n. The brans, stables, cattle-yards, etc., of a farm; — called also onstead, farmstead, farm offices, or farmery. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Stead"y) a. [Compar. Steadier ; superl. Steadiest.] [Cf. AS. stedig sterile, barren, stæig, steady (in gestæig), D. stedig, stadig, steeg, G. stätig, stetig. See Stead, n.]

1. Firm in standing or position; not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm. "The softest, steadiest plume." Keble.

Their feet steady, their hands diligent, their eyes watchful, and their hearts resolute.
Sir P. Sidney.

2. Constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose, or in the pursuit of an object.

3. Regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind.

Syn. — Fixed; regular; uniform; undeviating; invariable; unremitted; stable.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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