Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “helm”

helm

noun [C]     /helm/
the handle or wheel which controls the direction in which a ship or boat travels: Who was at the helm when the collision occurred?Parts of ships and boats at the helm officially controlling an organization or company: With Steve Lewis at the helm, we are certain of success.Controlling and being in charge take the helm to start to officially control an organization or companyControlling and being in charge
(Definition of helm noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of helm

Definitions of “helm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More