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Definitions of veer

  1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To change in direction; to shift, as the wind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To change direction, as the wind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To turn: to direct to a different course. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To turn; change direction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To shift, as the wind; vary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To turn; to direct to a different course. To veer out, to suffer to run, or to let out to a greater length. To veer away, to slacken and let run. To veer and haul, to pull tight and slacken alternately. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To turn; to change direction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To change direction, as the wind; to alter its course, as a ship; to direct to a different course; to let out, as slacking a cable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. v[=e]r, v.i. to change direction, as the wind: to alter, of the course of a ship: to change one's mind.--v.t. to turn, shift: to change a ship's course by turning her head away from the wind.--n. and adj. VEER'ING.--adv. VEER'INGLY. [Fr. virer (Prov. virar)--Low L. vir[=a]re, to turn--L. viriæ, armlets.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Change direction esp. (of wind, cf. BACK) sunwise; (fig.) change one\'s mind, turn round in opinion or conduct or language; (Naut.) slacken, let out, as v. away, out, the cable; = WEAR; v. & haul, tighten& slacken (rope &c.) alternately, (of wind) change alternately, (fig.) vacillate in opinion &c. Hence veeringly adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. [Fr.] (Naut.) To let or pay out, as a cable. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  16. [Fr.] (Naut.)To turn, or change. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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