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steady firmly fixed in position or solidly constructed; stable. [10 definitions]
steady state theory the cosmologic theory, no longer in favor, that new matter is continuously created, causing the universe to expand without requiring cycles of explosion and contraction. (Cf. big bang theory.)
steak a large, flat cut of meat or fish, esp. beef, that is usu. cooked by frying, broiling, or grilling. [2 definitions]
steakhouse a restaurant that regularly specializes in beefsteak dinners.
steak tartare raw ground beef mixed with onion, seasonings, and raw egg and eaten uncooked, sometimes as an appetizer; tartar steak.
steal to obtain possession of (the property of another) without permission or right, esp. in a forceful or furtive way. [10 definitions]
stealable combined form of steal.
steal one's thunder to gain the attention, praise, or applause that someone else expected to receive.
stealth secretive, surreptitious, or covert movement or procedure; sneakiness; furtiveness.
steal the show to unexpectedly get more attention than others, esp. by a brilliant performance in a play.
stealthy done or acting in a secretive or covert way; sneaky; furtive.
steam water vapor, esp. that formed by boiling. [11 definitions]
steamboat a boat that operates on steam power.
steam engine an engine in which pressurized steam supplies mechanical energy, usu. by moving a piston in a closed cylinder.
steamer a ship or large boat that operates on steam power; steamship. [3 definitions]
steam fitter a mechanic who installs and repairs boilers, pipes, and the like in steam-pressure systems.
steam heat heat obtained by the circulation of steam in a closed system of pipes and radiators.
steam iron an electric iron that holds and heats water which is emitted in jets of steam onto the cloth being pressed.
steamroller a vehicle with a massive roller, used esp. in road construction for smoothing, crushing, and the like. [5 definitions]
steamship a large steam-powered ship; steamer.
steam shovel a large steam-powered machine for digging and excavating.