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Queer vs. Steer

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Queeradjective

(dated) Weird, odd or different; whimsical.

Steernoun

The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.

Queeradjective

Slightly unwell (mainly in to feel queer).

Steernoun

(informal) A suggestion about a course of action.

Queeradjective

(colloquial) Homosexual.

Steernoun

(obsolete) A helmsman; a pilot.

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Queeradjective

(colloquial) Not heterosexual: homosexual, bisexual, asexual, etc.

Steerverb

(transitive) To castrate (a male calf).

Queeradjective

(broadly) Pertaining to sexual behaviour or identity which does not conform to conventional heterosexual norms, assumptions etc.

Steerverb

(intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).

‘The boat steered towards the iceberg.’; ‘I steered homeward.’;

Queernoun

(colloquial) A person who is or appears homosexual, or who has homosexual qualities.

Steerverb

(transitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).

‘I find it very difficult to steer a skateboard.’; ‘When planning the boat trip, we had completely forgotten that we needed somebody to steer.’;

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Queernoun

(colloquial) A person of any non-heterosexual sexuality or sexual identity.

Steerverb

(intransitive) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm.

‘The boat steers easily.’;

Queernoun

General term of abuse, casting aspersions on target's sexuality; compare gay.

Steerverb

(transitive) To direct a group of animals.

Queernoun

Counterfeit money.

Steerverb

(transitive) To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action.

‘Hume believes that principles of association steer the imagination of artists.’;

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Queerverb

(transitive) To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.

Steerverb

(transitive) To direct a conversation.

Queerverb

To puzzle.

Steerverb

To conduct oneself; to take or pursue a course of action.

Queerverb

To ridicule; to banter; to rally.

Steernoun

A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.

Queerverb

To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil.

Steernoun

A rudder or helm.

Queerverb

(social science) To reevaluate or reinterpret (a work) with an eye to sexual orientation and/or to gender, as by applying queer theory.

Steernoun

A helmsman; a pilot.

Queeradverb

Queerly.

Steerverb

To castrate; - said of male calves.

Queeradjective

At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange; whimsical; as, a queer story or act.

Steerverb

To direct the course of; to guide; to govern; - applied especially to a vessel in the water.

‘That with a staff his feeble steps did steer.’;

Queeradjective

Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction.

Steerverb

To direct a vessel in its course; to direct one's course.

Queeradjective

homosexual.

Steerverb

To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm; as, the boat steers easily.

‘Where the windVeers oft, as oft [a ship] so steers, and shifts her sail.’;

Queernoun

Counterfeit money.

Steerverb

To conduct one's self; to take or pursue a course of action.

Queernoun

a homosexual.

Steernoun

an indication of potential opportunity;

‘he got a tip on the stock market’; ‘a good lead for a job’;

Queerverb

To puzzle.

Steernoun

castrated bull

Queerverb

To ridicule; to banter; to rally.

Steerverb

direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Queerverb

To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil.

Steerverb

direct (oneself) somewhere;

‘Steer clear of him’;

Queernoun

offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

Steerverb

be a guiding force, as with directions or advice;

‘The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses’;

Queerverb

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;

‘What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge’; ‘foil your opponent’;

Steerverb

guide or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder

‘he steered the boat slowly towards the busy quay’; ‘he let Lily steer’;

Queerverb

put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Steerverb

(of a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft) be guided in a specified direction

‘the ship steered into port’;

Queeradjective

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

‘a curious hybrid accent’; ‘her speech has a funny twang’; ‘they have some funny ideas about war’; ‘had an odd name’; ‘the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves’; ‘something definitely queer about this town’; ‘what a rum fellow’; ‘singular behavior’;

Steerverb

follow (a course) in a specified direction

‘the fishermen were steering a direct course for Koepang’;

Queeradjective

not as expected;

‘there was something fishy about the accident’; ‘up to some funny business’; ‘some definitely queer goings-on’; ‘a shady deal’; ‘her motives were suspect’; ‘suspicious behavior’;

Steerverb

guide the movement or course of

‘he made an attempt to steer the conversation back to Heather’; ‘he had steered her to a chair’;

Queeradjective

homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

Steernoun

the type of steering of a vehicle

‘some cars boast four-wheel steer’;

Queer

Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or are not cisgender. Originally meaning or , queer came to be used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late 19th century.

‘strange’; ‘peculiar’;

Steernoun

a piece of advice or information concerning the development of a situation

‘the need for the NHS to be given a clear steer as to its future direction’;

Steernoun

another term for bullock

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