Firm in position or place; fixed. Direct and unfaltering; sure. Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform: a steady increase in value; a steady breeze. Not easily excited or upset: steady nerves. Unwavering, as in purpose; steadfast. Reliable; dependable. Temperate; sober. To make or become steady. Nautical Used to direct a helmsman to keep a ship's head in the same direction: Steady as she goes! The person whom one dates regularly, usually exclusively.