Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “steer”

steer

noun [C]     /stɪər/ US  /stɪr/
a young male of the cattle family that has had its sex organs removed, usually kept for meatNames for the male and female of animalsCattle and similar animals
(Definition of steer noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of steer

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Names for the male & female of animals, but you might be interested in these topics from the Animals generally topic area:

Definitions of “steer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

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