Veer

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Veer \Veer\, verb (used with an object) To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel.

{To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. --Totten.

{To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Veer \Veer\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Veered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Veering}.] [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare; perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. {Vibrate}); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet (cf. {Ferrule}). Cf. {Environ}.] To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north. "His veering gait." --Wordsworth.

And as he leads, the following navy veers. --Dryden.

an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as passion or as interest may veer about. --Burke.

{To veer and haul} (Naut.), to vary the course or direction; -- said of the wind, which veers aft and hauls forward. The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

veer

verb

1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right" [syn: {swerve}, {sheer}, {curve}, {trend}, {veer}, {slue}, {slew}, {cut}]

2: shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered" [ant: {back}]


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